The Chester County Sheriff’s Department has raised about $20,000 through a gun raffle that included an AR-15 rifle similar to the one used in last year’s shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
The Daily Local News reports Sherrif Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh says the proceeds of the raffle will benefit the county’s six canine teams.
West Chester businessman Mike Ivey won the first place prize, the Colt AR-15 rifle. He’s already submitted for the required background checks and will undergo additional ones before taking possession of the rifle. He says he’s happy and proud.
Welsh says the winner of a second gun, a .22-caliber bolt-action rifle, didn’t want his name disclosed to the media. Other prizes included cash, guns and sporting equipment.