It was only eight months ago when Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head by a deranged Jared Lee Loughner. She survived, but six other people, including a nine year old girl and a federal judge, were killed in the same shooting.
That took place in Tuscon, Arizona. Tucson is in Pima County.
On August 26 the Pima County Republican Party sent out its regular online newsletter, e-Tracks [PDF]. It contained your standard newsletterisms… but this particular issue also featured an eye-catching giveaway to raise money for GOTV (Get Out the Vote) efforts. For just $10, readers could purchase a raffle ticket (out of 125 offered) for a chance to win a brand new handgun. Not just any handgun, but a Glock….. the same brand of gun used to shoot Giffords and the others.