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Demonizing Glocks

A county Republican group in Arizona is raffling off a gun to raise money for Get Out The Vote efforts, and HuffPo is sounding the alarm!

For just $10, readers can purchase a raffle ticket (out of 125 offered) for a chance to win a brand new handgun. Not just any handgun, but a Glock 23

Arizona Republicans surely know just how effective this particular brand of gun can be. After all, it was only eight months ago that Jared Lee Loughner used a Glock 19 in Tucson – the seat of Pima County – to shoot Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in the head.

That’s two different models that just happen be made by the same manufacturer. They aren’t even the same caliber. And, yes, the article even ends on a nice hysterical note about how the three 12-rounds magazines that come with the raffle prize will allow the winner to shoot even more people than Loughner.

For PA & NJ folks, you can win the Glock of your choice at the Friends of NRA dinner on Sept. 15. If readers buy a ticket, make sure to notify the person following up on meal choice that you’d like to sit with other blog folks, and we will make sure that there are enough reserved seats. Odds on many of the guns will be 1 in 50, maybe even better. If you want a Gold or Silver package, the odds on winning the Kimber Stainless Pro Carry II in that limited raffle are REALLY good right now – and your package is mostly tax-deductible.

Those in Arizona who want a raffle ticket to win the Glock 23 can get the details in the GOP newsletter.

12 Responses to “Demonizing Glocks”

  1. David says:

    How many politicians have been killed by a drunk driver? I know we had one here in PA, in the last two years. Does that stop the high and mighty Dems from having alcohol at their fund raisers, knowing those people will drive home?

  2. Bitter says:

    Of course not, it’s only Republicans who can be accused of doing something so insensitive that the price is “their souls.”

  3. Matthew Carberry says:

    David,

    But alcohol isn’t “bad”. After all, most people don’t misuse it and harm others. See, it’s the drunk drivers who are to blame not the inanimate…

    Never mind. ;)

  4. MGS says:

    It is worth noting that Giffords _herself_ owns a Glock (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/11/us/11guns.html?_r=2&hp)

  5. Dannytheman says:

    Here I go…
    If someone was unfortunately maimed/injured/killed by a Chevy truck, would anyone want Chevy trucks banned everywhere? How stupid of an argument!

    Not that anyone here cares, I will be at this illustrious Friends of NRA event, along with some friends and fellow employees. If it is not raining in the morning, I will be riding the Harley over to Ivyland!! I think Bitter wanted a ride?

  6. Bitter says:

    Heh, I’ll be over there long before the dinner starts to set up (aka play with the guns before you guys get there!) :)

  7. Wolfman says:

    Just read thru the article… talk about hyperbole. Also, in the screencap they used, the raffle says ‘… and maybe help yourself to a new Glock .45. Get yourself a new Glock 23 .40 cal… ‘ Whoops.

  8. 45er says:

    Hey, that’s my carry gun! Yeah, that thing is really hard to control. I’m thinking about getting a snap or retention holster because it practically jumps out of the holster on its own, the evil little thing. Sometimes I have to rest my elbow on it just to keep it where it is supposed to be.

  9. Chas says:

    Glock should have a Glockmobile touring the country. Sort of like the C-SPAN bus. The anti’s would be writhing on the sidewalks and frothing at the mouth, since the bus would be normalizing and even popularizing what they seek to demonize. Armed capitalism on wheels promoting the right to keep and bear arms would really push them into their PSH zone, though they already spend a lot of time there on their own. The bus would educate people about their right to keep and bear arms and about Glock’s products. It would attract news crews and crowds of local gunnies, which would make for good publicity all around, and might even tone down some of the self-righteous arrogance of the anti’s. They might be less bold when they know from experience that their opinion on the gun issue is less popular than the opposite one.

  10. Mr Evilwrench says:

    There is in fact a truck, or maybe two of them, touring. It is emblazoned with many firearm manufacturer logos. An appearance can be scheduled. Can’t remember where I saw that article.

  11. Veeshir says:

    My sister is a NYS, good little lefty.
    She saw a gun store had a sign out front saying they sold Glocks.
    She was scare/outraged. “Why would anyone need a Glock!!!!!”

    She didn’t know what a “Glock” was, but she knew they were bad. When I tried to explain they’re just another brand of gun, she refused to accept it. After all, I’m just a bad hair day away from a killing spree what with all my guns.

  12. Gerald says:

    “David Said,
    How many politicians have been killed by a drunk driver?”

    Better question: How many drunk politicians have killed someone? I can think of one and I don’t recall anyone from his party calling for a moratorium on Oldsmobile raffles.

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