Back on April 5th, I offered an AR-15 pistol in a raffle for my readers. Your response was enthusiastic; a total of 77 tickets were sold (out of a planned maximum of no more than 100 tickets). I'm very grateful to everyone who participated. Your entries have helped to pay down medical and other bills.
As promised, I drew a winning entry on May 1st. The winner wishes to remain anonymous, so I'll just say (with her permission) that her initials are L.D. and she hails from Missouri. The AR-15 pistol will be shipped to her dealer from my local gunshop later this week. L.D., thank you very much for taking part, and I hope you enjoy your new firearm. It was built with care, and I hope it serves you well for many years to come.
As I said, I'd hoped to sell up to 100 tickets, and that didn't quite happen: so I'm considering raffling another AR-15 (carbine or pistol) this month as well. Before I make that call, I'd like to ask you, dear readers, to let me know what you think. Would you like me to offer another one in the same way as the first? The same rules would apply: a maximum of 100 tickets to be sold, and the winner to be drawn at the beginning of next month. Please let me know your views in Comments, including whether you'd be more interested in a carbine or a pistol. If there's enough interest, I'll go ahead with that.
Thank you again to everyone who participated. I'm very grateful to you all.