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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:04 PM
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AZ Congresswoman Shot in Tucson

My congresswoman (although I didn't vote for her). Her condition has not been reported but she was shot in the head. Shooter captured. 12 may have been shot.

We can't recall any congress member ever being shot in recent times.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:11 PM
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Now getting reports of multiple fatalities.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:14 PM
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My congresswoman (although I didn't vote for her). Her condition has not been reported but she was shot in the head. Shooter captured. 12 may have been shot.

We can't recall any congress member ever being shot in recent times.
http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/132764...hot-in-arizona
"Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and six others died after a gunman opened fire at a public event on Saturday, the Pima County, Ariz, sheriff's office confirms."


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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:16 PM
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Is this the Second Amendment remedies that the GOP was talking about?

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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:20 PM
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Sad. My best wishes to her family.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:23 PM
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This is horrible.

Rep. Giffords was one of the few who lent the efforts of her office to help RCAPA's effort to address the follies of the FAA regarding the use of Slow Stick type model aircraft for commercial aerial photography.
While I do not share her political views in many areas She is (was ) a delightful, charming and reasonable woman.
She earned extra points in my book when she brought a bill to the house proposing a 5% pay cut for Congress last year. (It was voted down).

Congresswoman Gabriell Giffords R.I.P.

May her killer stretch a rope.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:23 PM
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Is this the Second Amendment remedies that the GOP was talking about?
Best not to be a troll when there are dead people lying in the street.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:23 PM
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Until the situation is understood more clearly, it's not even funny to joke about this event. Damn.

A mother of two, and wife to a Gulf War veteran. Tragic loss for Arizona, and the Nation.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:24 PM
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Now hearing four other were killed, one of them a child.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:25 PM
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best not to be a troll when there are dead people lying in the street.

+1.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:25 PM
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Who gets to name the replacement?
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:27 PM
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Rep. Giffords leaves a husband (Iraq war Veteran I believe) and two children.

Sadly I am surprised this has not happened already what with the "second amendment remedies" and TeeVee/Radio hate talk being pumped out.

Takes real courage to shoot an un-armed woman in the head...perhaps the shooter will be found to be mentally un-balanced. I hope so and that this turns out to be a one off act by a crazy person.


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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:29 PM
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It now seems three of her staffers were also killed.
I believe I know one of them personally.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:30 PM
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My sympathies to her, her family, the killed and injured and their families.
Not the right time to try and make political points.
That time will come.
But not yet.
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Old Jan 08, 2011, 01:33 PM
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My sympathies to her, her family, the killed and injured and their families.
Not the right time to try and make political points.
That time will come.
But not yet.
+1.

Thanks Punkie.
You are a class act.
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