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Pool squares for guns and other hunting-related items were also very busy during the West Fargo Hockey Association's Gun Raffle Saturday, April 13, 2013, at the Holiday Inn of Fargo. Dave Wallis / Forum News Service

No such thing as bad publicity for hockey association

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The West Fargo Hockey Association made headlines in January when word of their fundraising gun raffle reached the national media.

The news came less than a month after the tragic events at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.


The Hockey Association —with players as young as four years old — raffled off 200 guns on Saturday. Among those guns were a few designed for hunting coyotes that are similar to the weapon used in Newtown.

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