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Only in America: The ill-advised rifle raffle

A local GOP group raffles off a rifle to honor assassinated public figures — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

In honor of Martin Luther King and Abraham Lincoln's birthdays, an Oregon GOP group is raffling off an AR-15 rifle. Despite the fact that both men were killed by guns, Multomah County GOP Chairman Jeff Reynolds says the raffle will "reaffirm our strong defense of the Second Amendment and the right to personal protection."