A Kansas candidate for Congress won't stop AR-15 raffle
February 16, 2018
LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas congressional hopeful does not plan to stop a raffle for an AR-15 rifle, even though it's the type of weapon authorities said was used in the mass shooting at a Florida high school.
Republican Tyler Tannahill, a candidate in Kansas' 2nd Congressional District, announced the raffle to support his campaign on Tuesday, a day before 17 people were killed in the Florida shooting. He told The Kansas City Star hours after the shooting that the raffle would continue, noting it was planned a month ago to coincide with the Kansas Republican Convention this weekend...