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Oh yes, this is not a joke item.  If ever you wanted to appreciate the impossibility of weaning Americans off their insatiable need for personal armouries it has to be this.

The New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police no less, are holding an raffle in May as a fundraiser for a youth training academy.  And the prizes?  Well there will be a month of guns to be given away.  A thousand tickets each costing $30 have been issued and every day in May one lucky winner will be given a gun by the Police, including semi automatics like the Ruger SR 556 illustrated above.

At the moment the Police are as unrepentant as they are insensitive, lacking in any sense of irony about giving away guns to fund a school.

Obama really has his work cut out making any inroads of this kind of mentality.

Copyright David Macadam 2013