TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

AZ GOP Auctions Gun Like

The One Used to Shoot Her

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

0903_gabrielle_gifford_jan_BN
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."

0903_gabrielle_gifford_tall_sub

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.

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

331 COMMENTS

No Avatar
31.

Mitch    

What a friggin stretch!! You liberal morons are so desperate, you're trying to tie a gun raffle to a specific shooting?! Look, you're going to lose the White House, the Senate, and more seats in the house. Get used to it, TMZ. Hollywood cannot save this party of yours!

1147 days ago
32.

Sarcia    

It does raises a question though... Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Easy way out imo until your love one are the ones that are murdered, killed by "people" with guns. Then it's a whole new phrases "Get guns off the street" "Say no to guns" "Guns kill" "Stop Gun violence" etc. So, in the mean time let's just make sure we raffle off tickets for 10 bucks along with "three 12-round magazines, adjustable grips, and a case." to a lucky winner and hopefully it will end up in the wrong hands again and will relive another January 8, 2011.
-
I'm so against Guns! What I want to know is; before the person whose name is drawn wins this Glock 23 .40 handgun for just 10 bucks. Will they have a criminal background check done on them to make sure they are legally eligible and qualify to have, own and carry a deadly firearm weapon like that? Or do they just give it to the person because he/she paid $10.00 for a ticket and won it fair and square? How does that works? There goes the neighborhood crime increasing even more higher-- drug dealers, gang members, sickos etc all qualify to win this so called glock. UGH!

1147 days ago
33.

AntiSocialForum.com    

Guns don't kill people, it's those bullets you gotta keep an eye on.

1147 days ago
34.

Ace    

Talk about a stretch TMZ...Who came up with this angle? Are the head honchos all on vacation??

1147 days ago
35.

Evil Jon    

TeamNadya, usually raffled guns go through a gun dealer. So if you are the lucky winner, you go to the gun shop and do the appropriate paperwork/background checks. Then pick up your new gun.

From your post it seems like your actually hoping someone will do something stupid with the gun. ???

1147 days ago
36.

annie2    

Nice touch with the inflammatory photo of one of the victims. No bias here, noooo.

1147 days ago
37.

Joe    

Typical left coast manufactured gunz-r-scary-n-evil nonstory. Glock (and Glock-styled) firearms are EXTREMELY common and popular. Why not run a story on all the AZ cops that carry Glock-like weapons...it must be a conspiracy!11!! As others have noted: Giffords herself owns a Glock!

1147 days ago
38.

CommonSense    

@teamnadya - you silly fool. Do you think just by saying "Take guns off the street" criminals are going to listen? Gun laws are ONLY obeyed by law abiding citizens - the same citizens who are victimized by drug dealers and gang members like MS13 people WHO WILL ALWAYS HAVE AND CARRY GUNS.
But I guess I'm crazy because someone like you can ask MS13 members to just stop using thier guns and they'll listen......
yeah good luck with that. Me on the other hand will gladly click the safty off of my gun when a criminal threatens my family. Good luck to you and yours with that 911 call and the 20 minute response time of cops.
Fools with zero critical thinking skills like you need to be ashamed.

1147 days ago
39.

John    

bul**** story.... this is one of the most made handguns in the world.... get a f'ing clue

1147 days ago
40.

Mary    

This is crap on so many levels. It's the liberals attempt to scandalize nothing into something. "It's almost like, it's sort of just like, I can't believe it looks the same as..."

MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, if someone there had a gun (that looked like the one....) six people would NOT have died and maybe they would have killed that ******* and saved us all a lot of pain and money!

Liberal news media desperate, and I mean desperate, to change the flow of the tide. NOT GONNA HAPPEN!

1147 days ago
41.

Michael    

HAS IT OCCURRED TO ANY OF THE CITIZENS OF THE USA
WHY U ARE THE ONLY COUNTRY THAT HAS THESE PROBLEMS..!!??

NO GUNS DON'T JuST KILL PEOPLE
GUNS RAFFLED OFF AT THE BiNgO HALL KILL PEOPLE.!!!

1147 days ago
42.

catchmymood    

Wondering why these folks are scratching their head and saying "we've done this in the past so what's the problem?"... we used to execute people by firing squad but realized that was a bit har***** some point... evolution of the thought process is a given.

1147 days ago
43.

Ray    

It also happens to be one of the most popular guns in law enforcement. And it is Arizona. My grandma in Casa Grande has a Glock.

1147 days ago
44.

iskabibble    

TMZ your radical leftist colors are showing:

Guns kill people like spoons make Rosie O'Donnell fat.

A gun is an inanimate object and is only dangerous through misuse or or criminal activity. Cars kill far more in the U.S. through misuse or criminal activity (DUI), yet not a peep from these unthinking leftists.

Constitution protects the right to own guns--2nd Amendment-- check it out!

1147 days ago
45.

Bad Motherhugger    

Hey TMZ, how about a nice abortion story peppered with some capital punishment to get some real action going up in this beyotch? It's Saturday, time to partaaayyy...

1147 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web