Originally posted on The GM's Perspective  |  Last updated 6/30/13

You have to hand it to Minor League Baseball. When they come up for the idea of a promotion, and when it's done properly, everyone will take notice. Last month, the Florence Freedom of the Independent Frontier League had Manti Te'o Girlfriend Bobblehead Night. They took advantage of the bizarre story involving Notre Dame Heisman candidate Manti Te'o and the alleged Catfish Scam he was involved in.  Coming July 3, the Huntsville Stars, the Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, will be holding 2nd Amendment Night. The 2nd amendment states, "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." Stars GM Buck Rogers spoke to AL.com and gave his thoughts as to why he is moving forward with such a promotion. "One of the hot button issues right now is the Second Amendment that everybody's running from. We're not touching base on First Amendment, Fourth Amendment, abortion or any of that type of stuff. A lot of stuff makes people uncomfortable. "Maybe it's time Americans basically said, 'Hey, what's going on? What's wrong with this? Day in and day out, people's rights are being taken away. The government is spying. We've got phone companies selling our information - the whole nine yards." The club has verified that it is not actually giving away free guns during the promotion, but those in attendance will have a chance to win one of three guns at Larry's Pistol and Pawn; and those who have NRA membership, gain free admission to the game; Ruger American with a scope Ruger 22-45 MKII Ruger 10-22-TD With recent news that New England Patriots star Tight End Aaron Hernandez has recently been brought up on Murder chargers concerning an execution style shooting, this promotion might not be the right thing to do at this time. Rogers continued to say that they are expecting a big crowd that night, somewhere in the area of 8,000, hence bag checks and an increased police presence. Whether or not a political point of view is necessary in sporting events, everyone is entitled to free speech, but just remember when the London Rippers were getting lambasted for a cartoon logo. According to FOX Sports, the Stars said the night will be filled with patriotism, fun, food and firepower. Controversy drums up attendance and you can bet the Stars will have a sold out crowd that night. Yeee-Haw! Devon is the Founder and Executive Director of The GM's Perspective. He is a former professional baseball player with the River City Rascals & Gateway Grizzlies. Currently, Devon is a Manager at a financial institution in Northern Ontario Canada, and can be reached at devon@thegmsperspective.com. You can follow The GM's Perspective on Twitter and Facebook. His full bio can be seen here.

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