California group apologizes for fundraiser with AR-15

CAMERON PARK, Calif. (AP) — Leaders of a community district are apologizing for a firefighting fundraiser that included an AR-15 rifle as one of the raffle prizes.

Some people who attended the Cameron Park Fire Fighters Association's annual crab feed on Feb. 17 said they were upset to see the firearm on display as a raffle item. The Sacramento Bee reported that some even left the event in protest.

In a statement Tuesday, the Cameron Park Community Services District apologized for its insensitivity to people affected by a shooting last week that killed 17 at a Florida high school and by other mass shootings.

Authorities say the suspect in the Florida shooting used an AR-15.

General Manager Jill Ritzman said the district understands the gun raffle was a "poor choice" and will review its policies.


Information from: The Sacramento Bee,          

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