Aiming to raise $30,000 to compete in a national tournament in Florida, the Uintah Ute Hockey Team this month raffled off an assault rifle similar to the semi-automatic weapon reportedly used in the Sandy Hook school massacre.

Sponsored by Vernal sporting goods store Basin Sports, the raffle was publicized with an image of the AR-15 .223-caliber gun. Tickets for the April 4 drawing cost $10.