Illinois gun store raffles assault rifle for Orlando victims

Posted at 5:48 AM, Jul 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-01 05:48:59-04

(WGN/CNN) - A gun store in Illinois is raffling off an assault rifle to support the Orlando shooting victims.

The main prize will be an AR-15 rifle similar to the one used in the attack.

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The "Second Amendment Sports" store in Mchenry will hold the raffle on July 31.

Its owners say they came up with a unique way to support the survivors and victims' families.

They also say there's nothing unusual about their idea.

"We're looking to support the victims, the families and the survivors of this act. And how we do that, is in our own way. And for our industry, this isn't weird. It's a normal product. It's bought every day buy Americans across the United States," Second Amendment Sports Co-owner Bert Irslinger Jr. said.

The raffle tickets will sell for $5 a piece, with proceeds going to an Orlando victims' fund.

The store will also donate an extra $2,000 of its own money.

Courtesy WGN via CNN Newsource