Tucson GOP Raffles Gun Similar to Mass Shooting Weapon
Matt | On 01, Sep 2011
Insensitive would be a really light word to use in this situation. I’d say something like “incompetent idiots” to describe those making decisions in the Pima County (Arizona) Republican Party.
In case you forgot, the city was the scene of one of the most horrendous crimes on innocent individuals in recent memory. On January 8, Jared Lee Loughner opened fire on attendees at the “Congress On Your Corner” event hosted by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Arizona). He shot her in the head, leaving a critical brain injury. In the total process, he killed six people and injured 13 others.
Fast forward to today. The local GOP has the bright idea to auction off a Glock 19, almost identical to the Glock 23 used in the mass shooting. They want to raise money for their political cause.
Who does that? And in TUCSON of all places?
Needless to say Democrats and Republicans alike across the country have spoken out against the plan. The local community is still too shocked and sensitive over the major loss of life from the shooting … as they should be!
I really can’t think of many things more tacky to do for some coins than this one. Well, I can, but that’s beside the point…..
Injury and loss of life should be respected.