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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

AZ GOP Auctions Gun Like

The One Used to Shoot Her

9/3/2011 6:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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So far ... this wins craziest story of the weekend ....The Republican Party in Pima County, AZ is raffling off a gun almost identical to the one used to shoot the Congresswoman in that very same county ... Gabrielle Giffords.

The online newsletter (see below) went out last Friday and features on page 3 a chance to win "a Glock 23 .40 handgun for just 10 bucks." But hang on -- if your name is drawn, you don't just win the gun ... you get "three 12-round magazines, adjustable grips, and a case."

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A Glock 19 handgun was allegedly used by Jared Loughner in an attack on January 8, 2011 that injured 13 (including Rep. Giffords) and killed six.

Michael McNulty, Giffords' campaign manager, told the Arizona Republic he was "struggling for the words to describe my reaction" to the raffle.

The interim chairman of the Pima County GOP told the paper he was surprised at the reaction, saying Rep. Giffords owned a Glock herself and was an outspoken supporter of the Second Amendment. He explained, "That Glock is no more responsible for those deaths and the congresswoman's injuries than a Number 2 pencil is responsible for cheating on a test."

Translation -- guns don't kill people, people kill people.

Real translation -- This guy doesn't have a clue.

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Interim Chairman Mike Shaw told the Arizona Daily Star that the raffle went so well ... they sold a deer rifle too. U-S-A!!!

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136.

Sarcia    

Evil Jon, I just want to say I truly see your side in this gun protection thing, I do. But when I think of guns all I see is senseless death and lots of grievers. That innocent young woman Javaris Crittenton shot had 4 small children that has to grow up without her, because someone decided to take the law into their own hands, buy a gun and take it out of their home and onto the streets, firing it at someone, missing and shooting an innocent bystander. How fair is that? Just think about that for a moment.

963 days ago
137.

DontTreadOnMe    

Hey TMZ a-holes...there have been several murders with knives, axes, cars, poison, attack dogs, medication, rope..etc..and all were controlled and used by people you dumb fcks. I hate liberal cry babies. Take away guns and people will use the above mentioned methods. People kill. But to all you liberals (tmz), Id like you to please discard all your kitchen knives, axes,medications, pet dogs, any rope you may use,any poison you have for insects and your cars. That way you wont be in possession of any murder weapons. You people make me sick. Funny thing is, if someone was chasing your liberal ass with a knife down the street and I was there with my gun, I bet all of you liberals would beg and scream for me to shoot the s.o.b between the eyes to save your gun hating ass. Get a clue people.

Josh (Republican) and damn proud of it.

963 days ago
138.

rini6    

Guns don't kill people.

People kill people..... with guns.

963 days ago
139.

The Neko Nation    

Regardless of what your political affiliation is, it is just sad that people condone and encourage others to kill are harm people because they don't agree with them. This just a disgusting act by sub humans.

963 days ago
140.

Amandanonymous    

Don't people need background checks to buy guns? It's one thing to raffle off tickets to a chili dinner or to win a pogo stick or something, but a gun? Wow.

963 days ago
141.

Evil Jon    

TeamNadya, citizens carrying guns is not a perfect solution but it is the best one. Violence will always exist and guns are the equalizer. Everyone should take the responsibility to protect themselves. A few accidents will happen and the negligent ones should be prosecuted. I'm curious what your opinion on cops carrying guns? Because they mistakenly shoot innocent people all the time.

963 days ago
142.

Evil Jon    

Amandanonymous, as I commented before, usually raffles like this go through a gun shop as a middleman for the paperwork/background check.

963 days ago
143.

ENC    

Your real translation: Real Translation - This guy doesn't have a clue. Does not, in fact, have a clue! Gifford supported gun RIGHTS!
Why do you insist "there 'aught to be a law! against that." mentality? Why do you want to strip yourselves of your own rights? There are thousands of gun control laws in the United States. How many laws prevent you from voting? Is it not another right to be deprived of? Don't cut your own throat.

963 days ago
144.

DontTreadOnMe    

I have my concealed permit and my gun is on my side everywhere I go and if I would have been there the day this idiot started shooting people and I would have killed him before all those poor people got killed and injured I would have been a hero...but on this gay loving, tree hugging, anti gun web site..im the bad guy. but if i did guys in the butt and hated guns, id be numero uno around here. wow...our country is going to crap and its happeing fast..

963 days ago
145.

Ginny    

Not the same gun. this story is a reach trying to stick it to the GOP. It is story's like this that give the media a bad name.

963 days ago
146.

ryan    

this glock is also very similar to the one she has been reported to own. OHNOBANBANBAN

963 days ago
147.

maynerd    

Nothing rong with owneing a gun! I lov e guns and I bought a mossberg at BIG 5 for 200 bucks and its great and I love america so much i sent my cousin in IRAQ a deflated balloon!

963 days ago
148.

Thomas    

SO WHAT! Where is the story? It's the gun's fault right? No not even that. It's just the left and the media creating news where there isn't any and playing dirty politics. ********!

963 days ago
149.

Steve    

Just another BS story by leftwinger idiots at TMZ."Translation" = Hollywood A-holes want the USA to be unarmed, gay, and kissing obama's ass.Sorry....drive out of L.A. 100 miles and see America.

963 days ago
150.

David    

A glock 23 is not the same as a glock 19...come on! 40 vs 9mm...like saying a chevy malibu ran over someone, we're giving away a chevy suburban...not the same thing

963 days ago
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