Gun Raffle In Giffords County

September 4, 2011 by staff 

Gun Raffle In Giffords CountyGun Raffle In Giffords County, The Republican Party in the House of Representative Gabrielle Giffords, “the county is raising eyebrows by raffling off a Glock pistol – the weapon with which brand Giffords, a Democrat, was shot in the head in January.

“When I heard last week in an email, told me:” That’s a joke, a hoax. Nobody could be doing that, ‘”said Pima County Democratic Party Chairman Jeff Rogers.

“This is like breaking the scab of a wound. This community is still healing.”

The county Republican organization said the fundraiser in his online newsletter, tracks, August 26.

“Get yourself a new Glock 23 .40 cal pistol for only $ 10 – if your name is drawn,” says the bulletin.

A photo of the gun, were drawn with three 12-round magazines and one case also appears in the newsletter. The Republicans are selling 125 tickets.

Mike Shaw, president pro tempore of the Pima County Republican, and Frank Antenori, a Republican state senator who has filed the paperwork for a potential run against Giffords, did not immediately return phone calls seeking comment.

Jared Lee Loughner, 22, who has since been diagnosed with schizophrenia, is accused of shooting Giffords and 18 others with a Glock 19 in a mall meet and greet January 8.

Six people died in the slaughter before bystanders tackled Loughner, preventing you from reloading.

Giffords supports the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, said spokesman Mark Kimble, although he could not confirm the reports of the media that the Congressman has owned a Glock pistol.

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