North Carolina fire department removes AR-15, other firearms from raffle

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SOUTHPORT, N.C. – A North Carolina fire department has decided to remove an AR-15 and other firearms from a fundraising raffle, according to WECT.

The Southport Fire Department has removed the Palmetto AR-15 and two other firearms from a raffle meant to raise money for the Firefighter’s Freedom Competition.

Cash prizes have replaced firearms in the raffle. The department is holding the event ahead of the annual Firefighter’s Freedom Competition on July 2.

“Please know this was never our intent and I for one am very sorry for all the stress and upset this has caused,” said Southport Assistant Fire Chief Coring said in a statement obtained by WECT.

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