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    GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    The Pima County (Arizona) Republican Party's decision to raffle off a Glock 23 .40-caliber handgun has generated some sharp criticism because not only is Pima County part of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' district, but also because the gun used in January to kill six people and wound 13 others, including Giffords, was a Glock.
    GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate : The Two-Way : NPR

    So a Glock is the only thing they could think of to raffle?!? Really!?! Wouldn't a better choice be something that everyone would want? Oh, and it is insanely insensitive.
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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate : The Two-Way : NPR

    So a Glock is the only thing they could think of to raffle?!? Really!?! Wouldn't a better choice be something that everyone would want? Oh, and it is insanely insensitive.


    Like a Smith and Wesson M&P 5 compact 9mm?

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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Unless you are raffling money, then you can't raffle something every one wants since not every one wants everything. There is nothing inherently wrong with raffling a gun, though I sure would be less than interested.
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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate : The Two-Way : NPR

    So a Glock is the only thing they could think of to raffle?!? Really!?! Wouldn't a better choice be something that everyone would want? Oh, and it is insanely insensitive.
    Yes, it is in extremely bad taste, and not to mention extremely stupid too. I would try to come up with something wittier to express that, but this just doesn't merit the effort.
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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Yes, it is in extremely bad taste, and not to mention extremely stupid too. I would try to come up with something wittier to express that, but this just doesn't merit the effort.

    I think this is just an example of blaming the object instead of the person who acted.


    A very, very good friend of mine was murdered years ago, shot in the back of the head with a Ruger Redhawk .44 magnum.

    A few years later, at a range, another buddy offered to let me shoot his Ruger Redhawk .44 magnum. I didn't recoil in disgust and say "No! That's the kind of weapon that killed my best friend! I hate them!"

    Not at all. I said "sure, thanks, I've never shot one of those before..." It's an inanimate object... the proper subject of my disgust is the scumbag who pulled the trigger.

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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    I just wish I could get in on this raffle, Glocks a nice gun, I loook at hem in the store and drewl, just can't afford it.

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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Like a Smith and Wesson M&P 5 compact 9mm?
    Nope, an Austrian made Glock. The AZ repubs are into high quality stuff ya know.

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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Extremely bad taste, a hunting rifle or a shotgun is one thing, but this murder machine come with 3 magazines.

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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    ... the proper subject of my disgust is the scumbag who pulled the trigger.
    OK, so are all crazy people scumbags, or just the ones that shoot people? Too bad there wasn't a way to find out if he was a scumbag first, but then what would we have done. Oh, I think I rcall that some people knew it earlier.

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    Re: GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate

    Quote Originally Posted by Layla_Z View Post
    GOP's Gun Raffle In Giffords' District Sparks Hot Debate : The Two-Way : NPR

    So a Glock is the only thing they could think of to raffle?!? Really!?! Wouldn't a better choice be something that everyone would want? Oh, and it is insanely insensitive.
    The left has always felt the 2nd amendment to be insensitive.
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