Gun shop raffling AR-15 rifle to benefit Orlando victims

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MCHENRY, Ill. — A suburban Chicago gun shop is raffling a semi-automatic weapon to benefit victims of the nightclub shooting in Orlando.

Second Amendment Sports owner Bert Irslinger Jr. tells the Chicago Tribune the shop “wanted to do something for the loss of lives and injuries.” Gunman Omar Mateen opened fire in a gay nightclub June 12, leaving 49 people dead and 53 injured.

Store owners plan to announce the winner of the AR-15 rifle on July 31 when they open a new gun range and larger showroom. Tickets are $5.

Kathleen Larimer’s son, John Larimer of Crystal Lake, Illinois, was one of 12 people killed in the 2012 shootings in a Colorado movie theater. Larimer called the raffle an inappropriate publicity ploy and says it doesn’t take guns’ killing power seriously.

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