(USA Today) -- The Huntsville Stars, Double-A affiliate of the Milwaukee Brewers, are hosting a special "2nd Amendment Night" on July 3rd, promising an evening full of "fun, food, and firepower." Sponsored by local establishment Larry's Pistol and Pawn, the game is free to attend for all NRA members, and fans at Joe Davis Stadium will have the chance to win one of three guns in a raffle.
The promotion has received mixed reaction on the Stars' Facebook page, and Stars officials were quick to clarify that there will be no guns at the game - the winning raffle tickets will be redeemable at Larry's Pistol and Pawn.
So, to be clear, the Stars are giving away a chance to win guns, but don't call it a "gun giveaway." Stars general manager Buck Rogers says the Stars are just trying to cash in on the area's high interest in guns.
"Since everybody's buying guns hand over fist and Larry's Pistol and Pawn wants to get involved in some sponsorships and they had a line out there a mile long (to buy guns)," Rogers said. "We're having a Second Amendment night to talk about things anyway. It's an educational night. No guns coming to the game. Nobody is giving away guns..... 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."
The Stars expect 8,000 fans to attend the game, and there will be increased security at the stadium.