A gun store in the suburbs of Chicago is raising funds for the victims of the Orlando shooting by raffling off one of its most popular products – an AR-15 semi-auto rifle in the same calibre as the one used in the massacre.
Second Amendment Store in McHenry, Illinois, has pledged to give all funds raised from raffle tickets for an AR-15 military-style rifle to One Orlando Fund.
The store’s owners, Bert Irslinger Jr and his father Bert Sr., have said they will donate $2,000 on top of what is raised by the $5 raffle tickets.
- Meanwhile the US Govt. will vote on a counterterrorism package that will include a provision to prevent suspected terrorists from buying guns, Speaker of The House Paul D. Ryan told Republicans on a conference call Thursday, according to a source on the call.
Republicans believe terrorism and mental illness have been leading causes of most mass shootings.