ILLINOIS: Chicago-Area Gun Shop To Raffle Off AR-15 To Benefit Orlando Massacre Victims Shot By AR-15

From the Chicago Tribune:

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.

Whoever wins the raffle must fill out a federal form and have or get a firearm owner’s identification card, which can take a month or more, and wait 24 hours before receiving the rifle, Bert Irslinger Jr. said.

The proceeds will benefit OneOrlando Fund, which has been set up to benefit shooting victims and is run by a not-for-profit group, Strengthen Orlando Inc.

We seriously doubt the OneOrlando fund will accept their money.

VIDEO: The screen-shot above is from a YouTube tutorial on buying AR-15s. The clip has 1.4 million views.

  • NO MORE GOP!

    Completely tone-deaf and/or slimy opportunists.

    • MBear

      a little of column A…a little of column B…

  • crewman

    Keep your blood money. You are a broken human being if you have so little awareness or empathy to not understand how inappropriate this is.

  • Bob Conti

    The twisted irony, I’m sure, is lost on this man.

  • shellback

    I am totally and absolutely fucking flummoxed.

  • Blake Jordan

    Do you enter the raffle by submitting gay slurs, and the best one wins!?

  • Bernie Keefe

    Wrong, wrong, wrong.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      But… face painting! Fun for the whole family!

      • Traxley Launderette

        And a DUNK THE MOOSLEM tank!!!

      • Adam King

        All they need is a big bucket of blood that everyone can dip their head into–instant face painting!

  • CatApostrophe

    “…one of their most popular products…”

    That’s pretty scary on its own.

  • JT

    How clueless can you get? Brainless.

  • Rex

    It’s not their intent to make a political statement.
    Pull-eze.
    That is your very intent.

  • MB

    OT: Massachusetts Lawyer seeks federal bribery charges against Pam Bondi over Trump donation

    TALLAHASSEE — A Massachusetts attorney filed federal complaints Wednesday seeking criminal indictments tied to allegations Donald Trump “bribed” Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi by donating $25,000 to her political committee as she was reviewing complaints related to his now-defunct real estate school.

    The new complaints filed by J. Whitfield Larrabee include the same basic allegations included in complaints he filed with Florida ethics and elections officials earlier this month. The big difference this time is that Larrabee is seeking criminal, not civil, penalties.

    http://www.politico.com/states/florida/story/2016/06/new-complaints-ask-bondi-trump-to-face-criminal-charges-103381

  • Joe in PA

    I wonder who gets the money if OneOrlando refuses? Maybe they should accept and make a big deal re-donating the money to an anti-gun organization.

    • slp0923

      The NRA will gladly take it.

  • BearEyes

    sick and twisted

  • Lumpy Gaga

    I understand the need for effective, punchy headlines (bullet points!!), but it’s time to start naming manufacturers of these things. The Orlando victims suffered all that damage from a Sig Sauer MCX (h/t Gustav2). Rachel spent 20 minutes showing their ad, and running footage of their spokesmodels chatting up its advanced features, such as less kickback and collapsible butt, so you can fit the whole thing in a festive clutch.

    It’s not enough to name the names of the dead. Name the names of the weaponmakers. Stop letting them hide behind the NRA’s ‘Murrican Values skirts.

    • m_lp_ql_m

      Some reports say it was a SIG Sauer MCX.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        I updated with Gustav’s info. Is “Sig” supposed to be all caps? (No, I’m not clicking on their website, or googling, to find out. And that’s not out of laziness.)

  • Sam_Handwich
    • Lumpy Gaga

      People should show up on July 30 and request targets be painted on the faces of their children.

      • Rebecca Gardner

        You are a sick, twisted person. Please, come sit next to me.

        • Lumpy Gaga

          I thanks you for tweeting in my stead. I have no Twat.

          • Rebecca Gardner

            Have Twat. Will Tweet.

        • Acronym Jim

          I hope you have a long bench because I want to sit with both of you.

      • Rebecca Gardner
    • Rebecca Gardner
      • WebSlinger

        That is the REAL support…there is NO need for MORE people to have guns…

    • Joe in PA

      Please update your post when some of the hate-tweets start coming in…and you KNOW they will.

    • David F.

      They can just put a bucket of blood next to the door so that patrons can dip their hands into it upon entering. It’ll be cheaper.

  • Prion

    • Todd20036

      Don’t blame the gun, blame the toddler who got a hold of it and shot his mother in the back.

      By accident. Sure. And if the bitch ever tries to make me eat creamed brussel sprouts again I’ll pop another cap in her ass!!

      • (((GC)))
      • Lumpy Gaga

        “She had it comin’..”

        • Acronym Jim

          “She accidentally ran into my sippy cup. She accidentally ran into my sippy cup seven times.”

      • djcoastermark

        Creamed brussel sprouts ? Yea it’s justified. Kids do the darndest things. he he

      • Nic Peterson

        That’s our Floriduh, making us proud.

  • Gustav2

    The gun the Orlando shooter used was a Sig Sauer MCX, not an AR-15.

    • Joe knows who I am.

      The victims will be pleased to know that. -_-

      • Gustav2

        It has a collapsible stock, easier to hide under clothing.

        • Butch

          There is apparently some difference in the firing mechanisms between the two and gun lovers will mock you endlessly as unfit to even participate in any debate about guns if you’re not conversant in this critical distinction.

          • Gustav2
          • Lumpy Gaga

            Informative. TY.

          • Gustav2

            These guns are getting more and more sophisticated and the general public has no idea.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            If someone can’t name at least four castmembers of George Cukor’s “The Women” (1939), I shoot them in the face.

          • Joe knows who I am.

            ROFL!!!

          • Joe knows who I am.

            Now that’s some snark! 😀

          • MBear

            STAND YOUR GROUND!!!

          • Gustav2

            There’s a name for you ladies, but it isn’t used in high society… outside of a kennel.

          • Michael Rush

            You can’t trust Lumpy Gaga no further than I can kick this lemon pie.

          • Joe knows who I am.

            They will anyway. I’m a gun fetishshist in fact and yet I don’t own a single gun. I could probably talk circles around half of them. But, if my position is that the industry and ownership needs more regulation, they don’t care what I know.

          • Friday

            Actually if you think for a second, the fact they’re coming out with these assault rifles with folding stocks could be *very useful* to pointing out how out of hand these assault weapons have become. I won’t bore you with the technical details of why, but that’s a perfect example of a place to make a case to the middle ground on issues like this, “Sure, this is a cool piece of engineering, but where does this stop being fun when someone can just walk into some crowd with it that much more easily.”

    • Lumpy Gaga

      Thanks for the clarification. Used it in my own post.

    • Adam King

      How comforting.

  • Mark Neé Fuzz

    Does this make anyone else’s head hurt?

    • Joe in PA

      mostly it makes my heart hurt. 🙁

    • Lumpy Gaga

      [Waves wand]

      Here’s the problem. You’ve been shot in the head. You just don’t feel it anymore. Glad we caught it in time!!! Get Well Soon! #Blessed

      • Joe in PA

        After you sit by Rebecca, you sick and twisted fuck…sit by me. 🙂

        • MT YVR

          Can we just get a big ol couch already? Y’all need something I can fit on…. (and I’ll leave that comment right… there. 😛 )

  • JaniceInToronto

    Holy crap. Welcome to Crazyland®.

  • DesertSun59

    There is LITERALLY no civilian in the history of the US who has ever stopped a massacre with a military-style weapon. A military-style weapon isn’t a defensive weapon anyway. It’s an offensive weapon.

    • MBear

      facts just make the gunjobs angry

    • RaygunsGoZap

      True. Some nutjob tried to argue with me that guns save more lives every year than they take and that armed citizens were intervening to prevent gun crime on the regular. Um, no dipshit, because if that were true it would be A) easily found via a quick Google search producing all these local news links about Armed Samaritans and B) the NRA would litterally never stop trumpeting that. Ever. Finally, she sent a link as proof and smarmed “only took me two seconds to find this!” To which she received the reply “a few more seconds and you would have spared yourself the humiliation of me pointing out this article is a list of 9 instance me over the past 20 years where a person armed with a handgun, shot gun or single bolt rifle was stopped by another person with a handgun, shotgun or single bolt rifle. Unimpressive and off argument as we’re talking about automatic weapons”

      • Romero

        It’s not fucking hard to understand: MILITARY-STYLE WEAPONRY DOES NOT BELONG IN THE HANDS OF CIVILIANS AND HAS NO PLACE IN A CIVILIZED SOCIETY OTHER THAN IN THE HANDS OF THE ARMED FORCES!

        Pardon the caps but seriously, I think most of this country is just too goddamn stupid to understand this minor detail.

        • Brianna Amoré

          Especially considering the fact that the AR-15 was originally designed as an effective way to fight against enemies armed with AK-47’s. It was ALWAYS designed for the battlefield.

  • Prion

    ..,

  • Prion

    .,.

  • Rebecca Gardner

    This is what bad taste looks like.

    How fucking heartless can you get?

    • Mike Solo

      Don’t tempt them, they might see it as a challenge.

  • Prion

    .,,

  • Sean

    Wow. 100% disrespectful. These mentally unstable gun sucking savages have no class.

  • TK

    He got the publicity he was seeking. Congrats, your advertisement was paid for with blood of 49 peaceful individuals.

    • cleos_mom

      He’s “in the business to make money”. No end to the antics that phrase is intended to excuse.

  • MB

    Before Orlando massacre, Pulse nightclub was ‘created in love’ to honor South Florida man

    http://www.trbimg.com/img-57752be3/turbine/fl-pulse-nightclub-family-20160629-001/700/700×394.jpg

    A woman who grew up in Coral Springs had love on her mind in picking a name for her Orlando nightclub, her family says.

    Barbara Papaleo Poma called the gay nightclub “Pulse” to remember her brother, John Papaleo, who died in 1991 of AIDS-related complications at age 27.

    “It was in honor to keep his ‘pulse’ beating,” says their brother, Mark Papaleo, of Coral Springs.

    As many Americans watched news of the June 12 mass shooting in Orlando, it may have been the first time they ever heard of Pulse nightclub. For the Papaleo family of South Florida, the nightclub had been a venue of happiness, where the family hosted celebrations, including their mother’s 70th birthday.

    On the day of the massacre, Omar Mateen shot and killed 49 people and wounded 53 others at the nightclub before he was slain by police. “The anger we have that it happened there,” Mark Papaleo said.

    Fundraiser in Parkland Wednesday night to raise money for Pulse club employees
    Lisa J. Huriash
    “It was created in love,” he said of the club, a reminder of John. “For us, it’s where we are trying to keep him alive and it’s where lives were taken.”

    When John Papaleo was young, living in Coral Springs, he would whisk his little sister away to hang out, to dance, to listen to music, Mark Papaleo said.

    He took her to places where he would be at ease, the “underground” gay nightclubs in Fort Lauderdale, Papaleo said. They were clubs hidden from the public, not widely advertised. Barbara wasn’t gay, but John was, and it was a place where he could be comfortable, in his element, Papaleo said.

    Orlando shooter Omar Mateen buried near Miami, records show
    Omar Mateen, the gunman responsible for the Pulse nightclub massacre, was buried in the Muslim Cemetery of South Florida near Hialeah.
    “You had to hide in the 1980s,” Papaleo said.

    As an adult, John, a graduate of Coral Springs High School, left for California for a few years because of a job transfer before returning to Coral Springs, where he died. Ultimately, Barbara Papaleo also would leave her Coral Springs hometown — she was a 1985 graduate of J.P. Taravella High School — and headed to state university in Orlando, a city she came to love and decided to stay in, Mark Papaleo said.

    She opened Pulse about 12 years ago.

    more at : http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/fl-pulse-nightclub-family-20160629-story.html

  • Treant

    I…I have a headache. Really, what else can you say that doesn’t rapidly devolve into spittle-flecked swear words?

    • PickyPecker

      But you’re so sexy when that happens. (ducks)

      • Joe in PA

        I’d rather have something else spittle flecked. Ahem. 🙂

      • Treant

        Get over here you little bitch.

    • Adam King

      Let the spittle-flecked swear words fly!

  • MrVinegar

    Obvious intent of getting their name in the news and trending is obvious.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    VULGAR doesn’t begin to describe this insipid insult.

  • Paige Turner

    These people have no shame

    • Todd20036

      Or intelligence, empathy, wisdom, and probably no penis worth mentioning either.

  • David Teager

    I would buy it in a raffle, then “beat swords into plowshares” as part of a peace rally.

    • Adam King

      Or beat the gun nuts with a fucking plowshare.

  • Queequeg

    I used to live up that way. It is Teabagger heaven.

  • Steven B

    Isn’t that like selling cigarettes to benefit the victims of cancer?

    • Bad Tom

      Yes. Yes, it is.

    • David Walker

      At least in PA, any nonprofit is allowed to refuse funds, no questions asked. As I recall, a titty bar/strip club held a car wash, featuring its “girls” in short shorts and wet Ts. All proceeds from the car wash were to go to the local women’s shelter. The shelter refused the money. Another case was a very large tobacco store that wanted to be one of the sponsors for a fair thrown by a YWCA. The Y refused, feeling that the cigarette/cigar/chew signage would be a tacit endorsement of a health hazard. The tobacconist sued; the Y won.

    • Paula

      Grocery stores around used to sell Root Beer Floats as a fundraiser………..
      for The American Diabetes Association.

    • Steven B

      It’s interesting. I made the exact same remark on the exact same topic except that it was a local TV station Facebook page & immediately I got repeatedly slammed. On JMG I make the remark and get 14 likes and positive comments.

  • ikahana

    What the HELL is wrong with people?

    • djcoastermark

      Oh boy, I would start a list but I don’t have that many years to complete it. So I will just instead agree with you 100%

    • Joe knows who I am.

      How much time do you have?

  • Kevin Kline

    An AR-15 was not used in the shooting. Tired of people not even finding out the truth before making biased statements to further their own agenda.

    • Joe knows who I am.

      Fuck you. It isn’t at all relevant.

      • Octavio

        So, a guy shot his wife and three children today In Las Vegas before turning his gun on himself. Five dead from one gun. But it doesn’t matter. Heck, it’s only 5% of the umber of dead at Pulse. Hardly worth mentioning, really. I doubt it will even make news in neighboring states and especially not national news material compared to the quality of mass shooting we’re now spoiled with.

    • Sam_Handwich

      i’m tired of gun fetishists nervously obsessing over technical details and terminology while ignoring the obvious need for common sense gun control

      • Friday

        Actually, this seems to be one issue where our side doesn’t seem to feel the need to know what we’re talking about before trying to pass laws about regulating something. It may seem like BS but it’s an easy way to be dismissed as not knowing what we’re even talking about.

        • Skokieguy [Larry]

          The people we are dismissed by would oppose any reasonable regulation, regardless of how exquisitely correctly we describe weapons. Why accommodate someone who will never be on your side?

          • Friday

            Actually, that’s not even the case, trust me. There’s a huge middle ground on this issue, and it often *does* sound incoherent or incompetent: when people say ‘Semiautomatic’ like it’s synonymous with ‘military’ for instance, it makes everyone wonder if they intend to confine everyone to revolvers.

            Like I’m always saying, the NRA uses this kind of thing to make any gun laws that do come through *unpopular.* Then they blame the ‘gun control’ side for all the hassle and expense and stuff while still getting profits for the gun industry, and of course disgruntled people to fundraise off of, or at least to make even sensible regulations a losing issue for Democrats.

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            The majority of Americans do not own firearms, so logically the majority of Americans would not have the technical knowledge to know if a description is accurate.

            Basic regulations like universal background checks and the no fly-no buy law do not required detailed knowledge of differences in firearms.

            If we get the point where reinstating the assault ban is on the table, then the differences need to be discussed.

            But every time I see objections to terminology, its always someone who is trying to derail discussion and has no real interest in helping to improve safety or move toward adding reasonable regulations.

          • Friday

            Not a very *big* majority. Almost half *do,* last estimate I heard. And absolutely, the background checks and other bureaucratic/law enforcement ends of things don’t require the technical knowledge. Regulating the *equipment* *does.*

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            This is from 2014. Less than 35%

          • Friday

            What is? Some figure you haven’t mentioned?

            The point is, just because you may not be *interested* in the differences between firearms or what they’re called, it can actually make the difference between sounding like you know what you’re talking about and sounding like a knee-jerk hysteric on things. There’s a *huge* middle ground on this issue that actually *wants* sane regulations, …when people are lazy about terms it can actually mean something that may not be seen as so reasonable.

            Notably, inveighing against anything ‘semiautomatic’ would be like someone saying “We should ban fuel injection cause Hellcats have fuel injection.” Well, so do Hondas, so does just about everything these days. You *might* make a case, “You know, no one needs a seven hundred horsepower car,” but when you start making it sound like you want to ban what’s in *their* driveway, based on that, it kind of matters.

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            What is? Some figure you haven’t mentioned?

            I said a majority of Americans don’t own guns. You replied that you had heard almost half do. The chart is gun ownership in the US. It’s declining and in 2014 was below 35%.

          • Friday

            Well, last I’d heard was more like 45 percent. It’s not as if *35* percent is some fringe you can ignore either, but I’ve got 41 percent of American households in 2015 at a quick search.

            This constitutes a lot more people than some lunatic gun nut segment. Certainly more than think people should be scooping up assault rifles and extended mags on the way to the shooting.

            Pretty much the only reason I don’t own one myself is budgetary. The point is of course that it actually matters to sound like you know what you’re talking about when proposing laws about something that could affect that many, it’s that simple.

          • Friday

            Cause you’re assuming there’s nothing but ‘ammosexuals’ “who would oppose any reasonable regulation” concerned with this issue in the first place, basically. There’s huge middle ground on this issue, and that’s who we need to sound like we know what we’re talking about for to get *anything* through.

          • Skokieguy [Larry]

            No, not assuming that. The vast majority of Americans in poll after poll, including a majority of NRA members support some basic additional regulations, like universal background checks.

            I think its the amosexuals who obsess about technical details, to both derail conversations and show superiority (hmmn, why might they feel the need?).

            For example. I personally believe the vast middle ground doesn’t care if its called a clip or a magazine (in casual online comments, a news reports should be accurate) during a discussion of limiting capacity.

            You’ve been lovely and reasonable in your comments and I appreciate that. Time to agree to disagree a bit?

          • Friday

            Oh, well, the *point* is that there is in fact a substantial middle on this, and no, knowing what one’s talking about with details is *not* just to prevent right-wingers derailing conversations, …it also makes people in the *middle* feel confident that competent decisions will be made. (And yeah, splitting hairs about ‘clips’ is ridiculous, anyway, that’s just an old-fashioned term that held over from when things went from clips to interchangeable magazines. People *did* call em that and likely still do.)

            And, well, if they’re going to derail they’re going to derail, it’s harder for them to do that with a little education on our part. The thing about the Right harping on the technical errors isn’t just to feel ‘superior,’ (in a way some of the ban-guns persuasion seem to feel superior for *not* deigning to know about the equipment in question) …the NRA and GOP do it in politics because it *works.* People in the middle on this want to know if someone wants to ban the .32 that’s locked in their own nightstand if they are inveighing against ‘semiautomatics.’

        • Sam_Handwich

          actually, it’s like comparing an apple to an apples with the fetishists screeching “BUT THAT OTHER APPLE IS GREEN!!!” as if that amounts to an argument against the fact that both objects are apples

    • JoeMyGod

      To paraphrase our future president: “At this point, what fucking difference does it make?”

      • Friday

        I’d say the difference between getting *something* done and getting *nothing* done.

        • Bad Tom

          And I’d say the difference between getting nothing done and getting nothing done.

          • Friday

            Obviously we need more control of Congress even to not hand the things to suspected terrorists, but the narrative matters, too. We don’t gain much by taking a politically- losing position on the grounds it doesn’t matter so, what, we may as well not know what we’re trying to regulate?

    • Adam King

      Whatever you call the fucking things, they need to be off the streets, and fuck you.

    • Six Pins Delores

      I’ll bet the only way to measure your dick is in millimeters

      • Stev84

        It has to fit into the barrel after all

    • Skokieguy [Larry]

      So tell us, what is YOUR agenda?

      • Bruno

        Apparently it’s to make incendiary statements in comment threads, then not stick around to defend his points. i.e. Trolling.

    • Friday

      Technically, it’s an AR-15 derivative, with a hybrid sort of mechanism that allows for a folding stock. (Which is frankly one thing we could have done without the shooter having in Orlando. ) If you see past some of the styling that just makes these things look scary and badass, some of the details actually matter when it comes to what’s useful to mass shooting types.

      • Joe knows who I am.

        It’s great we have that distinction. At least AR-15s don’t have the folding stock!

        Oh, wait,…

        http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/stock-parts/buttstocks/ar-15-m16-gen3-m-folding-stock-adapter-prod71553.aspx

        • Friday

          Oh, wait, that still means you get a receiver tube sticking out the back. (That adapter just swaps folding for collapsing stock) Now you’re looking to split hairs, but the Sig hybrid actually is that much more concealable. (Frankly, one of the reasons people *like* those AR-15 type things is they’re very customizeable. I think just about any form of folding stock ought to be taken off the market, though. It’s damn hard to regulate accessories and machine parts, but models of weapons *made* for that may as well not be cash and carry, at least.

          • Joe knows who I am.

            So your position, and do correct me if I’m wrong here, is that the hybrid is designed for concealment, while the AR-15 has to be modified. I don’t think that matters much should you be on the receiving end of either, and in many terror incidents it hasn’t been necessary to hide the weapon for any significant amount of time.

          • Friday

            Umm, whatever the motivation of the designer, they come off the shelf that way. That is something that could be dealt with. As for the lengths of time etc it’s all very relative to begin with. They aren’t that easy to conceal in the first place, but that’s under ideal conditions for observing. Ten steps can be the difference between ‘inside the crowded room’ and ‘outside the door.’ Yaknow, just cause it’s not some perfect solution doesn’t mean things need to come off the shelves ready for drive-bys and stuff.

    • Bad Tom

      Nah, it was an AR-15 derivative. An evolved AR-15.
      ——-
      Do you believe in evolution?

  • DirtyPierre

    Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.

    • David F.

      We can only hope…

  • In related news: IG Farben to raffle off canister of Zyklon B to help fund new wing of Holocaust Museum.

  • MBear

    tacky

  • Christian Flanagan

    This is Trump marketing 101, do something offensive to get your name and the name of your brand or company in the media.

  • Cackalaquiano

    This is incredibly tone deaf and incredibly bad timing. But the AR15 thing reminds me: I listened this weekend to a very interesting program from On The Media discussing how reporters (and politicians and many of us in the public) misunderstand guns, our existing and proposed gun laws, etc. It’s worth a listen just to hear some saner discussion on the topic that tries to get past the knee jerk reactions on all sides of the debate and offer more nuanced perspective.
    http://www.wnyc.org/shows/otm/

  • m_lp_ql_m

    “Second Amendment Sports”

    How are assault weapons a sport? I mean, I thought football was an idiot magnet…

  • Skokieguy [Larry]

    I just emailed One Orlando Fund. I will let you know if they reply and what they say.

    I live in the Chicago area. A local gun shop is going to raffle off an assault style rifle and promises to donate the proceeds to your fund. Obviously many people including myself, find this quite offensive.

    Is this a donation you will accept?

    • JoeMyGod

      If you get a response, please forward it to me at [email protected].

      • Skokieguy [Larry]

        Will do, thank you Joe.

        • Johnny Wyeknot

          And post it here. 🙂

  • Tulle Christensen

    If it is not a pistol, shot gun, or single bolt action rifle, there is no real legal use for it. All gun owners should at least have as much training on proper gun usage as someone needs to drive a car.

    • Adam King

      More like a musket or a bow and arrow–the kind of “arms” they had when the stupid 2nd Amendment was so clumsily written.

      • Oh’behr

        Bravo. Thanks for your statement.

      • Chucktech

        Muskets and blunderbusses.

  • MonochromeMouse

    i hope when the jackass goes to hand in the money/check, they throw it right back in his face and tell him to fuck off

  • Lakeview Bob

    Call this store at (815) 385-5522 to tell them how stupid their idea is.

  • Christopher

    It’s really disturbing that this photo is getting so much use lately. (I took this half a block from my bookstore a few years ago.)

    • Rebecca Gardner

      That makes me cry.

      A lot.

  • The gun nuts will be quick to point out that Omar Mateen used a SIG Sauer MCX semi-automatic rifle, not an AR-15 … as if that somehow makes a difference.

    • Friday

      Actually the difference is a folding stock, which would have been useful to a mass shooter, so I think it’s a worthwhile point to make once in a while that some things are just more useful to bad guys than they help even imaginary ‘good guys.’

  • Cuberly

    Ever get coarseness fatigue? Is it just that the web brings these things to light and they’ve always been there? Most likely would be my guess, but still.

    Getting tired of right-winger’s obligation to be coarse insensitive assholes.

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Quite frankly, I doubt 2A Sports customers aren’t the type to buy raffle tickets to show support for the Orlando shooting victims.

    • Chucktech

      Hay-el, not if they might git a fee guuun…

  • Natty Enquirer

    They’ve got brass musket balls.

  • Sporkfighter

    “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.”

    Have you ever heard a bigger lie?

    • Mark

      yes, and they came in my mouth anyway.

  • olandp

    Keep your fucking blood money.

  • AndyinChicago

    Ugh.

  • HZ81

    McHenry is about 90 to 2 hours outside of my lovely Chicago home. I know its cunty and provincial, but let’s not even call it a suburb.

  • trouble94114

    Apparently the folks at SA Sports aren’t particularly sensitive to the sensibilities of other…

    Hmmn, isn’t there an word to describe people like that?

    • Dale082

      Yeah. Republican.

  • BobSF_94117

    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.

    Yeah, right. Hence the We Really Are That Stupid billboard in their parking lot.

  • Alan43

    “What is your money getting you?”

    A weapon too small caliber to hunt deer with and not useful for duck hunting either

    A bolt action .30-06 or a 12 gauge pump would be more practical for hunting. For personal defense a handgun makes more sense

  • Six Pins Delores

    Remain hopefull that someday soon we will be able to outlaw the manufacture and import of bullets

  • 1Truth1

    I hear that his next raffle is for a pair of airline tickets to New York benefitting victims of 9/11. What a clueless moron.

  • OSG

    “Just polishing up this atomic bomb. We’re going to give it away in a raffle to benefit the victims of Hiroshima.”

  • Octavio

    How tasteful.

  • TampaZeke

    He knows that they will refuse his donation so he will be able to pocket it. He’s an asshole but he’s no fool.

  • easygoingmister

    These people. Sick.

  • Gerry Fisher

    Can you turn down a donation before it’s made?

  • James

    Offensive, yes, but also deliberately provocative, clearly intended to get them publicity, and arguably an incitement to similar attacks. It’s disgusting. It’s also the type of thing you would only see in America. I hope their business is permanantly ruined.

    • Six Pins Delores

      I hope a well sized meteorite is barreling toward them

  • charemor

    Disgusting.

  • JCF
    • JCF

      Seriously, an alternative they COULD have done:

      “In light of the Orlando Massacre (among others), we have decided we will no longer sell the AR-15, or any other semi-automatic weapon. To raise funds for the victims, we are offering the opportunity to ‘Beat on an AR-15 w/ a sledgehammer’. $5 gets you 30 seconds of pounding! Or, just contribute via [Orlando donation site]”

      THINK of the goodwill they could have gotten!

  • He should try one of those AR-15 abortions. I hear they are very effective.

  • That_Looks_Delicious
  • anne marie in philly

    WTF? sorry, but this is one raffle that has “what’s wrong with this picture” written allllllllllllllllllllllll over it!

  • e jerry powell

    The HELL?

  • Gianni

    Such a tasteful and magnanimous gesture.

  • DaveMiller135

    There’s tone deaf and then there’s this. That’s just sad.

  • Jerry Kott

    Mission accomplished- he got free press. This is a passive aggressive way to dis the LGBT Tribe. You would never see this being done for any of the other Massacres that have occurred using this Military style weapon.
    And yes, they sleep well at night