Stay Classy, Republicans!

1 comment September 3rd, 2011at 12:08pm Posted by Eli

Oh. My. God.

The decision by Republicans in Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords’ district to raffle off a gun – similar to the one used in an assassination attempt on the congresswoman – has left both GOPers and Democrats up in arms.

“That’s right, for just $10 this gun could be yours,” the Pima County Republicans wrote in an August newsletter, according to the Arizona Republic.

It adds that 125 tickets will be sold for $10 a pop for the Glock 23, .40-caliber handgun, which retails for more than $400 and comes with three 12-round magazines.

In January, a shooter opened fire on Giffords with a Glock 19 outside an event in Tucson.

The massive bloodbath left six dead and 13 injured, including the Democratic lawmaker, who is still recovering.

But no, it’s okay because, well:

“I’m actually surprised by the reaction,” [the interim Pima County GOP director] told KVOA-TV in Tucson, adding “the group had the gun before the shooting happened.”

“Gabrielle Giffords has been on record as being a gun owner,” he added.

Well, I guess that makes it all right, instead of a stunningly tasteless lack of judgment at best, and a ghoulish, violence-against-Democrats-encouraging stunt at worst.

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans,Wankers

1 Comment

  • 1. Charles  |  September 4th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    [‘winger]It’s a different model number, so it doesn’t count. Anyway, it doesn’t include high capacity magazines.[/winger]


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