Maybe not the best timing.
Just as the state is reeling over another mass shooting in a school, the Hillsborough County Republican Party is announcing its latest fundraiser social event – "the Hillsborough GOP Shootout & Barbecue."
It's March 24 at FishHawk Sporting Clays in Lithia, $40 or $45 at the door, or $15 for kids (non-shooting).
"You could WIN BIG!" in the raffle to give away guns including a 9-mm semi-auto pistol, says the announcement.
"Candidates will be speaking to us and sharing in the festivities. Bring your own handgun and ammunition. We will have a raffle and games where three handguns will be awarded as prizes."
Sorry, "No bazookas, steel core or tracer rounds" allowed on the shooting range. But you can bring your own ammo.