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Video: Pastor to destroy gun he won at charity

July 27, 2016

The pastor at Christ Church Episcopal Parish in Lake Oswego, Jeremy Lucas, bought 150 raffle tickets for a local softball fundraiser. Rev. Lucas had his sights on winning the rifle in order to destroy the rifle and get it off the streets. KGW_8 has more below.

Jeremy Lucas was quoted in the Portland Tribune saying, “It’s a small, symbolic act. There are millions of guns, I know that. But this gun will never be used to kill kids in schools, kill people in a movie theater, kill people at an office party or at any other place of mass shootings. This gun will never be found by a child who accidently shoots a friend, or accidently used by a police chief who’s had too much to drink at a barbecue and shoots a friend. It won’t be used by a vet with PTSD to kill himself — that happens once every hour, and having guns available makes it a quick-and-easy solution,. It will never be stolen and used to commit a crime or used to threaten a family in a domestic violence situation. If I had the chance for $3,000 to keep any of these things from happening — even one time — I’d do it again in a second.”

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