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BANDITS TO HOLD MILITARY NIGHT WITHOUT AR-15 RIFLE GIVEAWAY

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THE SIOUX CITY BANDITS INDOOR FOOTBALL TEAM WILL BE HONORING OUR MILITARY THIS SATURDAY NIGHT AT THE TYSON EVENTS CENTER, BUT THEY HAVE POSTPONED GIVING AWAY AN AR-15 RIFLE.

BRETT FUNKE, THE TEAM’S DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING, SAYS THE GIVEAWAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED IN THE WAKE OF RECENT MASS SHOOTINGS IN BUFFALO, NEW YORK AND A TEXAS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL:

RIFLE1 OC…….TO POSTPONE. :30

FUNKE SAYS THE PROMOTION ALSO TOOK PLACE LAST YEAR WITHOUT ANY OPPOSITION OR OUTCRY:

RIFLE2 OC………..PURCHASING A FIREARM. :24

BUT A PUBLIC OUTCRY STARTED ONLINE OVER THE GIVEAWAY, PARTLY FUELED BY COMMENTS THE TEAM’S OWNER MADE TO ANOTHER MEDIA OUTLET.

RIFLE3 OC…BANDITS ORGANIZATION. :23

THE BANDITS WILL STILL PAY TRIBUTE TO OUR MILITARY SATURDAY, INCLUDING AN ANNUAL CEREMONY WHERE LOCAL VETERANS WALK AROUND THE FIELD AND ARE HONORED BY THE CROWD:

RIFLE4 OC………NORMALLY DO. :20

FUNKE ISN’T SURE WHEN THIS YEAR’S RIFLE WILL BE GIVEN AWAY, BUT HE SAYS NOW IS NOT THE CORRECT TIME TO DO IT.