It appears the Hunstville Stars organization gave into the pressure.
The Brewers’ minor league affiliate team has cancelled their “Second Amendment Night” promotion, according to AL.com. The team had planned to raffle off gift certificates for guns, but apparently that idea didn’t sit well with Minor League Baseball.
“It’s in the best interest of baseball,” general manager Buck Rogers told AL.com. He said the team was pressured into cancelling the promo.
“We’re part of a larger organization and we have to uphold the game of baseball. It comes before everything we do,” Rogers said. “Some teams do crazy promotions and fund-raising and we do that too. We’re still going to continue to have promotions and things to bring family entertainment to Huntsville.”
The Second Amendment Night was slated to feature a raffle from Larry’s Pistol and Pawn, a local gun shop. Winners of the raffle would have received gift certificates at the park for Larry’s Pistol and Pawn, pending background checks.
Rogers maintained that the raffle was “a great idea.”