Knoxville (WVLT) -- A Knox County Commissioner had some campaign debt and decided to hold an out of the ordinary fundraiser to get him back in the black.
Greg "Lumpy" Lambert decided to hold an old fashioned turkey shoot at the Coal Creek Armory Sunday.
He says the traditional shotgun competitions used to be popular in the southern states around Thanksgiving.
The winner of the competitions won a turkey.
Participants could also, for a fee, legally shoot a fully automatic weapon.
"It's a lot of fun, it's not anything practical. These aren't weapons you would use for self defense, they are weapons that the military would use for combat. Civilians like myself would just shoot them because they're fun," said Commissioner Lambert.
Lambert has permits for, and owns, several automatic weapons.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.