In Pima County, Arizona, the County Republican Party is raffling off a handgun to raise money to help support their candidates in the coming elections. The gun, a Glock .45, has been raffled as a tradition for the Pima County Republicans for years.
What makes this county unique is the fact that it´s represented by Gabrielle Giffords - the victim of a mass shooting only eight months ago. The gun is the same make as the one used to shoot her in the head and was used to kill six others in Tuscon.
Giffords, a Democrat, helped support a lift of a gun ban in DC in 2008 but some in her party are now equating this to "pulling a scab off of a wound," suggesting that they should have changed the item being raffled in light of those tragic events.