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The Bobster
03-28-2018, 01:14 PM

Pennsylvania School Board Votes Against NRA Grant for Rifle Team
Published at 3:31 PM EDT on Mar 27, 2018

A Pennsylvania school board has decided to turn down a $4,730 grant from the National Rifle Association for new rifles for the school's rifle team.

The Pocono Record reports that the Stroudsburg School Board voted 6-2 Monday night against the NRA grant.

Board member Merlyn Clarke cited the organization's stands on some issues and asked why the board should "promote a gun culture that has nothing to do with our rifle club."

Board member Michael Mignosi said the NRA has sponsored school rifle competitions for years. He said he disagreed with denying the team funding because of the donor's politics.

Some parents applauded the vote against the grant. Others in the audience shook their heads, one asking who would write the check for new rifles. :D

The Bobster
03-28-2018, 01:17 PM

Pa. School Rifle Team Gets Thousands in Donations After NRA Grant Nixed
Published 23 minutes ago

Officials say a Pennsylvania high school rifle team has received thousands of dollars in donations since the school board voted down a grant from the National Rifle Association. :D

The Allentown Morning Call reports that businesses unhappy with the decision by the Stroudsburg Area School Board said $6,750 raised before donations were cut off was being turned over to the district Wednesday for the Stroudsburg High School rifle team.

Meanwhile, a Gofundme campaign started Monday night by State Rep. Maureen Madden, a Monroe County Democrat, had reached $5,190 Wednesday, more than the $4,730 goal, the amount of the NRA grant.

The board voted 6-2 against accepting the NRA grant, which was intended to replace outdated equipment, with members saying they objected to the idea of taking money from the organization.