Missouri Church Held Father's Day AR-15 Giveaway

Missouri Church Held Father's Day AR-15 Giveaway

On Father’s Day, Ignite Church in Joplin, Missouri, had a raffle for two AR-15 rifles to help attract fathers and young men to services. 

According to the Muskogee Phoenix, “The church gave area fathers an opportunity to put their names in a free drawing to win one of two AR-15 rifles.” Tickets were handed out based on how many children the father brought to church and whether he brought his own father.

Pastor Heath Mooneyham said that “the giveaway targeted a specific demographic–males age 18 to 35.”

He also said that trips to gun ranges are not uncommon for his church.

The newspaper made sure to note that the AR-15 was “one of several guns used in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman killed 12 people in a movie theater, and similar to the style of rifle used in the school shooting in Newtown, Conn.”

Follow AWR Hawkins on Twitter @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.


Comment count on this article reflects comments made on Breitbart.com and Facebook. Visit Breitbart's Facebook Page.