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Chester County sheriffs group to auction off AR-15 rifle

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By The Associated Press
Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:48 a.m.
 

WEST CHESTER — A sheriff's group in suburban Philadelphia is planning a charity raffle in which it will auction off 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 Chester County Sheriff Carolyn “Bunny” Welsh says she understands people may be concerned, but that it's a legal weapon. The winner will have to undergo a background check.

Welsh says the raffle is being organized by the Chester County Deputy Sheriffs Association. Prizes include $100 cash, a Savage .22-caliber bolt-action rifle and the Colt AR-15 rifle, all of which were donated.

The raffle will be held at the Downingtown Country Club on May 13. Tickets are $20 and proceeds will benefit the sheriff's department's dog unit programs.

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