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Thu Jun 30, 2016, 02:43 PM

Chicago Gun Shop to Raffle Off AR-15 to Benefit Orlando Massacre Victims Shot By AR-15.

http://www.joemygod.com/2016/06/30/chicago-gun-shop-to-raffle-off-ar-15-to-benefit-orlando-massacre-victims-shot-by-ar-15/

A suburban gun shop is conducting a raffle to benefit victims of the Orlando shooting massacre — and the prize is an AR-15 rifle.

The semi-automatic weapon that Second Amendment Sports in McHenry plans to give away is similar to the gun used in the June 12 Orlando attack that killed 49 people and wounded dozens more in a gay nightclub.

A McHenry County woman who lost her son in another mass shooting where an AR-15 was used — the 2012 movie theater massacre in Colorado — called the shop’s raffle “offensive.”

But gun shop owners say their intent was not to offend or to make a political statement but to help the Orlando victims by raffling off one of the shop’s most popular products.

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 02:56 PM

1. Orlando victims weren't shot by an AR15

 

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Response to Wayburn (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 03:14 PM

2. When MSM says it is, it is. Like the murderer at the Navy Yard, see?

 

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Response to Wayburn (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 08:07 PM

7. Stay classy

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 04:32 PM

3. Pretty much the same as the rifle used in Orlando. I'm sure gunners will argue until the 4th the

rifle used wasn't an AR15, like it makes a bit of difference. They are both deadly and the fool auctioning the gun is a friggin asshole.

Maybe if the "2nd Amendment Sports" gun store owner charged people to watch him destroy all semi-auto rifles in stock and vow to never sell another no matter how much gun fanciers whined, he'd be doing something positive.

BTW -- here's a video on the gun owner's web site showing an accessory that turns an AR15 into the equivalent of a automatic rifle, something gunners tell us costs over $10,000 and requires special approval.


https://www.facebook.com/193048570786387/videos/322816987809544/

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 06:14 PM

5. More guns in good guys hands - less murder

 

Since the 70's there are 8 times more guns in circulation, and half the gun deaths. While this is still way to many it's a step in the right direction.

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Response to Wayburn (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 06:23 PM

6. BS. There are too many gun incidents in this country, and too many friggin gunz.

Oh, and way too many gun fanciers.

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Response to Wayburn (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 08:08 PM

8. Enjoy your stay - is Free Republic slow or something?

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Response to Wayburn (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 09:59 PM

10. Throwing more guns on the gun problem is not going to solve it.

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Response to Wayburn (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 4, 2016, 09:26 AM

12. Since the 70s, there are at least 8 times as many computers in circulation. Less murders. See

 

why you can't assume correlation implies causation?

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 05:55 PM

4. ::massive facepalm::

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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 09:58 PM

9. How the fuck is that benefitting the victims???



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Response to WillParkinson (Original post)

Sat Jul 2, 2016, 02:10 PM

11. Gun shop raffle to benefit Orlando victims canceled amid legal questions

Source: Chicago Tribune

Gun shop raffle to benefit Orlando victims canceled amid legal questions

By Robert McCoppin
Chicago Tribune

JULY 1, 2016, 9:27 PM

A suburban Chicago gun shop has called off its controversial raffle of a semi-automatic rifle to raise money for the victims of the Orlando, Fla., mass shooting.

The owners of Second Amendment Sports in McHenry said they canceled the raffle after questions were raised about the legality of the event. State law allows only nonprofit organizations to run raffles.

Bert Irslinger Jr., who owns the store and shooting range with his father, Bert Sr., said his family and employees have received death threats and many crude comments by phone and social media since the Tribune broke the news about the raffle Thursday.

Still, he said they're considering their options — such as partnering with a nonprofit for a possible future raffle — and will continue taking donations for the Orlando victims "because we believe this is a good case."

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Read more: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-gun-shop-gun-raffle-orlando-shooting-met-20160701-story.html

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