Arizona Republicans are fundraising by raffling off a Glock pistol, the same brand of gun used to shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords just eight months ago.
On Aug. 26, the Pima County Republican Party sent out an online newsletter that described the raffle as part of an initiative to raise money for get out the vote efforts, according to the Huffington Post, which first spotted the newsletter.
The model of gun being raffled is not the same as the one used by Loughner during the shooting. The Glock being raffled by the Republican group is a Glock 23.Loughner reportedly used a Glock 19. The Glock 23 is designed to hold more powerful ammunition than the Glock 19.
Sales of Glocks rose in the immediate aftermath of Giffords’s shooting.