By Tom Knighton
The Republican Party is, ostensibly, the pro-gun political party. Democrats gladly welcome every gun grabber with a checkbook, the Republicans go the opposite direction. This is simply the natural order of things.
In fact, that’s the reason why it’s not surprising to learn that a Lake County Republicans were planning a gun raffle to raise money well before the Las Vegas tragedy.
What’s surprising to anti-gun Democrats, however, is that they’re going to have it anyway.
Lake County Republicans are moving ahead with a fundraiser where at least a dozen firearms will be given out to donors Friday night, less than two weeks after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history in Las Vegas.
The “2nd Amendment Dinner and Gun Raffle” in northwest suburban Kildeer features an AR-15-style semi-automatic rifle for those who pay $2,000 to sponsor the event, raffles for a 12-gauge shotgun and a 9 mm handgun, and other gun-related packages.
Mark Shaw, the Lake County GOP chairman, said the first-of-its-kind event for local Republicans would proceed as scheduled because it had long been in the planning stages. The Oct. 1 shooting of concertgoers in Las Vegas by a sniper at the Mandalay Bay hotel killed 58 people and …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms