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Arizona GOP is Giving Away a Glock
New York Magazine - Daily Intel ^ | 9-2-11 | New York Magazinie

Posted on 09/01/2011 10:18:42 PM PDT by wac3rd

A late August newsletter from the Pima County Republican Party plugged an upcoming raffle with a questionable prize: a Glock handgun, not unlike the one Jared Loughner used to kill six people and wound thirteen others, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, in January. "Get yourself a new Glock 23 .40 cal handgun for just 10 bucks — if your name is drawn. That's right, for just 10 dollars this gun could be yours," reads the announcement, which comes complete with a picture of the shiny, black gun. There's also a reminder to act now: "Tickets will go quick for this firearm!" While Giffords's office declined to comment, the Pima Republicans confirmed the raffle. To be fair, this particular Glock model isn't exactly tied to the recent tragedy: Whereas Loughner used a Glock 19, the prize is a Glock 23, which is actually more powerful.

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KEYWORDS: banglist; giffords; glock; gop
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I saw CNN link Glock to the Giffords shooting...the Lefty Media is all running with this...

GOP - the party of guns...

1 posted on 09/01/2011 10:18:45 PM PDT by wac3rd
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To: wac3rd

Honestly, what did anyone expect to happen? Couldn’t they have chosen any other prize? Stupid.


2 posted on 09/01/2011 10:20:54 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives" - Ataturk)
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To: wac3rd

Just like they tried with the Bushmaster rifle used by the Beltway Sniper.


3 posted on 09/01/2011 10:22:45 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: americanophile

If this is true, which I doubt, it’s incredibly dumb and worthy of firing that entire county’s GOP leadershop.

Seems more like a prank to me, though. How would New York Magazine get the scoop on this?


4 posted on 09/01/2011 10:24:06 PM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: wac3rd
A raffle for a handgun!! Heavens to murgatroid!!

These people are a bunch of hysterical ninnies.

5 posted on 09/01/2011 10:24:22 PM PDT by ponygirl (Okay, so you're not a racist. Who are you going to vote for in 2012 to prove you're not an idiot?)
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To: americanophile

A 100th Anniversary 1911 would have been a lot better.


6 posted on 09/01/2011 10:24:39 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: wac3rd
which comes complete with a picture of the shiny, black gun.

Shiny, black gun?

Really?

Just how gay do you have to be to write for New York Magazine?

7 posted on 09/01/2011 10:25:36 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: americanophile

Wish there had been a few somebodies there with this gun to shoot Loughner down.


8 posted on 09/01/2011 10:25:36 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Wiggins

That’d be a piece of morbid memorabilia. Assuming it was the actual murder weapon and not just one like it.


9 posted on 09/01/2011 10:26:46 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I’m talking about the brand name not the actual rifle used by the sniper.


10 posted on 09/01/2011 10:32:05 PM PDT by Wiggins
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To: wac3rd

Not the worst thing to be called.


11 posted on 09/01/2011 10:36:30 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (I have been called intolerant. It's true. I refuse to tolerate the intolerable.)
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To: Carling
If this is true, which I doubt, it’s incredibly dumb and worthy of firing that entire county’s GOP leadershop.

Wow.

You're not an Arizonan, are you?

This state is about as "red" as you're going to find, and the Second Amendment means something here.

I just can't imagine a mindset that thinks the legal raffling of a firearm would be "dumb."

I take that back: I can. That mindset would be an elitist liberal mindset.

You must be trapped in a liberal enclave.

For God's sake: GET THE HECK OUT!

12 posted on 09/01/2011 10:37:00 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: wac3rd

http://www1.kvoa.com/news/pima-county-gop-sparks-national-controversy-with-gun-raffle/

Honestly, I have no problem with it

Here is my comment:
“The County GOP is giving away the “Loughner” stopper, the gun that would have been the perfect gun to put a stop to his deadly rampage. They are giving it to someone that is mentally sane and will likely use it to save their own or someone else’s life. “Loughner” shouldn’t have even been on the street, he should have been in a mental hospital.”


13 posted on 09/01/2011 10:37:29 PM PDT by dila813
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To: americanophile

Do you have to be from AZ to enter?

Never mind, I’ll see about just making a donation.


14 posted on 09/01/2011 10:37:29 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (I have been called intolerant. It's true. I refuse to tolerate the intolerable.)
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To: Carling

What is so dumb about this fund-raising event. Did we stop selling airplane tickets after 9/11?

A nut shot Gabby Giffords and others in the parking lot. Too bad more people in the crowd didn’t have weapons to stop Laughner.

BTW. Tickets will be sold out tomorrow before noon.


15 posted on 09/01/2011 10:38:10 PM PDT by Tucson Jim
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To: Carling
Do you really give a desiccated rat dropping what New York Magazine "thinks"?

Time to double down on all these memes the left likes to tar us with-- most of which are actually positives in the first place.

And when they ask why, say "because F##k you, that's why."

16 posted on 09/01/2011 10:41:05 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (I have been called intolerant. It's true. I refuse to tolerate the intolerable.)
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To: Flycatcher
Shiny black Glock? Ignarant as well.
17 posted on 09/01/2011 10:41:58 PM PDT by ExGeeEye (I have been called intolerant. It's true. I refuse to tolerate the intolerable.)
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To: wac3rd
And the New York democRATs are passing out condoms and instructing young children how to perform homosexual acts.
18 posted on 09/01/2011 10:44:52 PM PDT by Sea Parrot (Democrats creation of the entitlement class will prove out to be their very own Frankenstein monster)
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To: Flycatcher

>Just how gay do you have to be to write for New York Magazine? <

As gay as their faggot Obama altars in their own living rooms..


19 posted on 09/01/2011 10:54:19 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FK BARAK)
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To: ExGeeEye
Shiny black Glock? Ignarant as well.

Yeah.

And it would clash with his pink fingernail polish too.

20 posted on 09/01/2011 11:00:07 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: wac3rd

You have to remember the New York Magazine author’s frame of reference...he is probably an Ivy League or Ivy League-lite graduate (NYU, Tufts, U. Chicago, Vanderbilt) who lives in a city with a handgun ban and whose Westchester/Upper East Side/Wellesley upbringing of 60-70’s era academics or lawyers who hated guns and the military.

He is probably gay, or bisexual and loves the “urban” Lefty life of HuffPo, MoveOn, MSM cocktail parties (no pun intended) and the pseudo-literary crowd whose doorman-protected buidings never include the oppressed masses they leave in perpetual victimhood, well, unless working as a janitor or maid.

Guns are as foreign to these types as you and I are of hearing food stamps and the EPA are helpful to the economy.

I was a literature major at a Northeastern private university. I wasn’t aware of much about politics until my last years, but when John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Michael Dukakis and Bill Clinton showed up at my graduation, I knew how much I couldn’t stand them (yes, I voted for Perot and helped usher in Bubba’s 8-year Stained Blue Dress Era), but I digress...

Guns evoke irrational fear, not respect like Conservatives, to Liberals. They live by emotion and Hollywood, the MSM and Marxist Dems stoke their fears...all with armed bodyguards at their disposal, ironically.

Disarmament is the peacenik way to ensure nobody can hurt each other...or the same tactics Stalin, Mao, Hitler and Chavez use to create a murderous police state...say, like Mexico...aren’t guns illegal to citizens there? Chicago? DC?

I have concluded the Liberal is a lost cause, so programmed by media images (sounds and sights) that they are almost trained to despise guns, borders, freedom, Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney or Paul Ryan by the “Sounds of Silence” type of reaction...

Who knows...


21 posted on 09/01/2011 11:01:33 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: max americana
As gay as their faggot Obama altars in their own living rooms..

There's an old song in my misspent youth that I vaguely remember that has these lines:

"From Bogart to Bowie,

From He-man to She-man..."

Sadly, it applies today in regards to our current occupant of the White House.

Obama may not be the first gay president, but he is certainly the most effeminate.

From He-man to She-man...

22 posted on 09/01/2011 11:06:42 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: wac3rd

Good post.


23 posted on 09/01/2011 11:10:15 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: wac3rd
Since when is a Glock “shiny”?
24 posted on 09/01/2011 11:11:26 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: All

I followed my favorite college baseball team to Ruston, LA a few years back, and I definitely knew I wasn’t in California anymore when the in-game raffle prize winner was announced, and they were told to come and pick up their new rifle!


25 posted on 09/01/2011 11:13:42 PM PDT by Drago
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To: Gabrial
Since when is a Glock “shiny”?

Must be one of those *assault* Glocks.

26 posted on 09/01/2011 11:18:29 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: smokingfrog
True!

But in the Glock vein, I would prefer a 27 with Pierce grip extensions.

10+1 and way easier to conceal.

27 posted on 09/01/2011 11:19:19 PM PDT by Gabrial (The Whitehouse Nightmare will continue as long as the Nightmare is in the Whitehouse)
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To: wac3rd
Obviously not a viewer of Sons of Guns.
28 posted on 09/01/2011 11:22:56 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: Gabrial

I’m a Glock 19 man myself, but I sure wouldn’t mind having a G26 to keep it (and my G21) company.


29 posted on 09/01/2011 11:36:16 PM PDT by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“Wish there had been a few somebodies there with this gun to shoot Loughner down.”

If he had tried it at a Republican event in AZ, you can guarantee he wouldn’t have gotten more than a couple rounds off.


30 posted on 09/01/2011 11:55:08 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Carling

“If this is true, which I doubt, it’s incredibly dumb and worthy of firing that entire county’s GOP leadershop.”

Why?

If you like Glocks, the .40 is a good caliber and someone probably donated it. I shot one recently and it’s a very nice gun. Heck, the R’s in my area just had an “Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms” event (it was just a shooting event but I liked that they refused to accept PC).

Do we all stop shooting because someone famous in AZ got shot? Wimpy.


31 posted on 09/01/2011 11:56:13 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: Gabrial

“Since when is a Glock “shiny”? “

Squint hard in halogen lighting.


32 posted on 09/01/2011 11:58:06 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: americanophile
They should have chosen this:


33 posted on 09/02/2011 12:00:02 AM PDT by Mr Rogers ("they found themselves made strangers in their own country")
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To: wac3rd

Every year or two the local Fraternal Order of Police will raffle off a similar Glock. I’m always good for a ticket.

It is a little too soon though in their neighborhood. Not a bad idea, but bad timing.


34 posted on 09/02/2011 12:01:19 AM PDT by tlb
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To: ModelBreaker

I just think it’s a bad idea because it is easy fodder for the Dems. The GOP in Gifford’s district is raffling guns?

I’m against the politics of it and think it is terrible judgement by the GOP leadership in Pima Country. I don’t think it’s bad there is a gun being raffled to donors, though.

Flame away at me, but this is a dumb move, IMO.


35 posted on 09/02/2011 12:01:38 AM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: Gabrial
Since when is a Glock “shiny”?

When one has achieved serenity...

36 posted on 09/02/2011 12:21:20 AM PDT by Mycroft Holmes (Returned for regrooving...)
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To: wac3rd

The G-23 is not as powerful as the one used by Demsocrats to kill Lincoln.


37 posted on 09/02/2011 12:23:32 AM PDT by NoLibZone (Obama is bad luck for the US.)
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To: ExGeeEye

“Shiny black Glock? Ignarant as well. “

(chuckle)


38 posted on 09/02/2011 1:04:14 AM PDT by wolficatZ (Somebody once wrote "Revenge is a dish that has to be eaten cold".)
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To: wac3rd
Call it tribute to the senator.

The Sacramento Bee:

People here own guns, lots of people – including Giffords, who owned the same model weapon used in her shooting.

39 posted on 09/02/2011 1:09:17 AM PDT by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: Flycatcher

This doesn’t say whether the gun was the only thing that was raffled, either. There could have been ten raffle prizes and the MSM would still be all agog at the gun.


40 posted on 09/02/2011 1:32:57 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: UncleHambone

Now if she’d only been packing at this scene. Although I’d hope she had practiced well and wouldn’t ditz out.


41 posted on 09/02/2011 1:35:30 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Carling

Is the gun all that was raffled in this raffle? The story focuses on that prize, but news can lie by omission. To have it among a collection of prizes would clearly show the emphasis was not supposed to be on the gun.


42 posted on 09/02/2011 1:39:03 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution! (See my freep page) [rednecks come in many colors])
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To: Flycatcher

While I agree with you in sentiment, it wasn’t a particularly good choice - Glock, similar model like the actual one used....If I’d have been in charge of the raffle, it would have been one of the new Keltec KSG shotguns - 14 rounds of pump action short action fun!


43 posted on 09/02/2011 2:06:34 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: americanophile
Honestly, what did anyone expect to happen? Couldn’t they have chosen any other prize? Stupid.

Only stupid if you want to timidly deny your 2nd Amendment rights. Local Cops have a couple raffles a year with brand new shotguns or rifles as the draw. Rather than being stupid by the organizers, it serves more to exhibit the resistance to an actual right - to be armed.

44 posted on 09/02/2011 3:20:54 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: wac3rd

I lived in Arizona for a couple of years in the late 70’s. One thing I’ve always maintained is that Arizona IS unique. I wish I’d never left.


45 posted on 09/02/2011 3:37:53 AM PDT by EN1 Sailor (I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness)
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To: americanophile

How about a Ruger? Isn’t the Ruger family from Arizona? Words cannot express the ineptitude of the Republican Party in both Phoenix and Tucson. If the Tea Party does anything it should remake the party, breaking down the cities into wards and chosing fresh, young people to take charge.


46 posted on 09/02/2011 3:49:30 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: americanophile

How about a Ruger? Isn’t the Ruger family from Arizona? Words cannot express the ineptitude of the Republican Party in both Phoenix and Tucson. If the Tea Party does anything it should remake the party, breaking down the cities into wards and chosing fresh, young people to take charge.


47 posted on 09/02/2011 3:50:19 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: wac3rd; All

We should not let the New York Slimes dictate to us what is acceptable.


48 posted on 09/02/2011 4:08:28 AM PDT by marktwain (In an age of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Carling

You are the one who is stupid, to allow your fear of what the dems might say to dictate what you do. How do you suppose they have made the strides they have in this country over the years if not by using people like you whose fear of criticism dictates what they should or should not do.


49 posted on 09/02/2011 5:04:39 AM PDT by calex59
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To: wac3rd
Arizona GOP is Giving Away a Glock

Like they gave the AZ Senate Primaries away to John McCain and kept them "Open Primaries" so DEMOCRATS COULD VOTE FOR JOHN MCCAIN?!?

Screw the AZ GOP! They're why I'm a proud AZ Indy!

I will never forget this and how upset they made us. We do have some good conservatives in the AZ GOP, but they are outweight and out maneuvered by TREACHEROUS RINOS.

CLOSE THE AZ REPUBLICAN PRIMARIES NOW!!!

50 posted on 09/02/2011 5:56:38 AM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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