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Nampa School Holds Controversial Gun Auction
Nampa, Idaho (KBOI) The Columbia High School wrestling team in Nampa has held a gun auction for years as a fundraiser, but this time around the reaction isn't as positive.
52 guns in 52 minutes while wrestlers go head to head, the Columbia High School wrestling teams raffle is all about the arms.
For 52 bucks you get the chance to win a gun worth up to $2,300.
It's a big money maker for the team, but others are concerned about the message it might send.
Raffle organizer Tyrel Harris says it's something they deeply considered.
"We're not selling them. I mean we're not forcing people to buy them. They still have to go through all the regulations to get the gun. It's not like we're putting guns in the hands of people that can't own them," adds Harris.
Winners receive a gift card for sportsman's warehouse where a background check will be done. According to the Idaho Statesman, the raffle raised more than 17–thousand dollars for the team.