KILDEER, Sick. — Lake County Republicans are shifting forward with plans to raffle-off a minimum of a dozen weapons only a dozen days after America’s worst trendy-day mass capturing.
The Lake County GOP stated the plans had been within the works for over a yr and it was too late to vary now. Nevertheless it was not too late to assist increase cash for police who responded to the tragedy in Las Vegas.
Among the many weapons being raffled off is an AR-15-type semi-automated rifle.
“I’m positive there shall be folks that don’t agree with what we’re doing, however that’s the democratic course of,” Mark Shaw, Lake County Republican Committee, stated. “I say [to those that disagree] that the Second Modification says what it says and that it’s within the structure.”
It’s all proper there within the identify of the occasion–The Second Modification Dinner and Gun Raffle. Together with the “Rifle Raffle,” there’s a 12-guage shotgun, 9-millimeter handgun and different gun choices up for grabs.
It’s the primary occasion of its type for Lake County Republicans nevertheless it’s definitely not the primary occasion of its type in Lake County, not even just lately. It’s simply the timing being near the bloodbath in Las Vegas.
Organizers stated it’s too late to vary course to return deposits and alter plans that started way back. So, the charitable portion of the occasion will profit first responders in Las Vegas.
“The truth that one sick particular person determined to kill and injure so many harmless individuals doesn’t imply that the Second Modification isn’t one thing that must be protected,” Shaw stated.
Organizers stated Friday’s occasion will present an enormous chunk of cash to help Las Vegas regulation enforcement.
Native Democrats, amongst them State Senator Terry Hyperlink, stated they’re displaying unimaginable disrespect to the fifty eight victims of final week’s mass capturing.