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GOP Shows Callous Side With Gun Raffle In Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s District

September 2, 2011

The news is rather nauseating.

On August 26 the Pima County Republican Party sent out a newsletter.  It was the usual political this-and that one might read in such a mailing.  Included among the items was a new way to raise money for the upcoming ‘get out the vote’ efforts.

For $10, Republicans can purchase a raffle ticket (out of 125 offered) for a chance to win a brand new handgun, a Glock 23.

Considering that this same kind of gun was used to shoot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head and kill six other people, including a nine-year old girl and a federal judge, should make us all pause and wonder what is wrong with these conservative Republicans!

Should I just place this story under political tin-ear time?

Or should I just admit this is what the Republican Party has descended to, and accept it?

Little startles or shocks me when it comes to politics. Having worked in politics for years, and also by being an avid reader of  history, I know the lay of the land.  Yet this insensitive action is deeply unsettling.

Is there anyone that can be truly proud of this action?

Can any Republican really look in the mirror and say this is what partisanship should look like in America in 2011?

One Comment
  1. Steve Adams permalink
    September 2, 2011 12:18 PM

    Repeat after me…. Guns don’t kill people….People with guns kill people.

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