A late August newsletter from the Pima County Republican Party plugged an upcoming raffle with a questionable prize: a Glock handgun, not unlike the one Jared Loughner used to kill six people and wound thirteen others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in January. “Get yourself a new Glock 23 .40 cal handgun for just 10 bucks — if your name is drawn. That’s right, for just 10 dollars this gun could be yours,” reads the announcement, which comes complete with a picture of the shiny, black gun. There’s also a reminder to act now: “Tickets will go quick for this firearm!” While Giffords’s office declined to comment, the Pima Republicans confirmed the raffle. To be fair, this particular Glock model isn’t exactly tied to the recent tragedy: Whereas Loughner used a Glock 19, the prize is a Glock 23, which is actually more powerful.
Pima County Repubs Raffle Glock As Fundraiser; Same Gun Type Used In Tucson Shooting [HuffPo]
E-Tracks Newsletter [Pima County Republican Party]