“The winner of the weapons was obligated to clear a thorough background check in order to receive them,” Rabboh’s statement said. “The weapons are in the possession of the gun store and at no time were they going to be turned over to the winner by any member of the PBA.”
The M&P15 sells online for about $740, while the shotgun, a Kel-Tec KSG, retails for about $990, the North Jersey Record reported.
The prosecutor's office became involved after a reporter asked for a comment about the legality of the raffle, the website reported.
"All money collected for the raffles will be refunded," Rabboh told NJ.com. "Although the money raised was to benefit scholarships and programs for our youth, the safety and respect we share with our community far outweighs the means to raise these funds."