A north Louisiana high school baseball team is capitalizing on the area's love of guns by raffling a semi-automatic rifle as a fundraiser.

For $10, Minden High baseball supporters and gun enthusiasts can take a chance to win a .223-caliber DPMS Panther Arms AR-15.

This is the second year for the Crimson Tide to raffle a gun. Last year, a .40-caliber handgun raked in more than $2,000, which was used for equipment and various expenses, head coach Dean Francis said. And those tickets were only $2 each.

The drawing will be held April 24. To purchase tickets, contact Francis at (318) 377-2766.

Kristi Martin is a journalist, professional blogger and native of north Louisiana. Follow her on Twitter @writtennred.