The state of NY continues to undermine the way of life of many upstate.
Volunteer fire departments are now forbidden from doing a raffle to raise needed money. In western NY, WGRZ tells the story of one department that raffles off a car...but no more...
The raffle goes the way of the fifty cent sign in pool, dice games, and football squares as harmless and entertaining ways to have fun and raise a little cash.
I remember the first time I ran, somebody ( I know who but they are too prominent) donated a rifle and it was raffled off to raise money for the campaign.......Prison time for that one today.
Meanwhile, the state continues to monopolize gambling, ensuring its continued status as the best example of organized crime in NY.
New state restrictions crimp fire department fundraisers | WGRZ.com