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    Dem. Congresswoman Shot in Arizona



    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot outside a grocery store in Tucson while holding a public event, Arizona Public Media reported Saturday.

    The Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting a "Congress on Your Corner" event at the Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.

    At least five other people, including members of her staff, were hurt. Giffords was transported to University Medical Center in Tucson. Her condition was not immediately known.

    Giffords was talking to a couple when the suspect ran up firing indiscriminately and then ran off, Michaels said. According to other witnesses, he was tackled by a bystander and taken into custody.

    Giffords was first elected to represent Arizona's 8th District in 2006. The "Congress on Your Corner" events allow constituents to present their concerns directly to her.

    More details to come.

    http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/132764...hot-in-arizona
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    Re: Dem. Congresswoman Shot in Arizona

    Reports are that up to 12 people have been taken to area hospitals. Only one site, Drudge, is reporting a fatality so far.
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    Re: Dem. Congresswoman Shot in Arizona

    Good grief.

    If it turns out this stems from the "lock and load" rhetoric...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dryrunguy View Post
    Good grief.

    If it turns out this stems from the "lock and load" rhetoric...
    Someone on HuffPost said that the Congresswoman was on Palin's bulls eye map.
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    Giffords, 40, a Democrat, is married to U.S. astronaut Mark Kelly. She took office in January 2007, emphasizing issues such as immigration reform, embryonic stem-cell research, alternative energy sources and a higher minimum wage.
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40978517/ns/politics/
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    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. The 40-year-old Democrat was outside a Tucson grocery store when a gunman ran up and began firing indiscriminately. The suspect was taken into police custody.

    The 40-year-old Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting a "Congress on Your Corner" event at a Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.
    http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/132764...hot-in-arizona

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    Re: Dem. Congresswoman Shot in Arizona

    Oh no....
    Coach Marion, at your service!

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    Sadly, it is now being reported that the Congresswoman has died.
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    Second amendment solution? Thank you Sharon and Sarah. Why don't you both move to Arizona and help the state secede. (And I used to really like that state.)

    Even if this turns out to be a total nutcase with no political leanings at all, the rhetoric from the right helps create the atmosphere.

    Can you tell I am furious? This reasonably well-balanced moderate who tries to look at all sides before making a decision just really wants them all held accountable for the impact of their words.

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    Watching MSNBC

    The sheriff, who identified himself as a close personal friend of the Congresswoman and her family said it's time for the hate speech and "crap", his word, that is being spewed over the airwaves. They cut him off right away.

    They are also labeling the shooter as "deranged" with no certification from law enforcement or medical personnel at all.

    A hospital spokeswoman is saying Congresswoman Giffords is in surgery at this time but local reporters are saying that she has passed.
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    Speaker of the House John Boehner issued the following statement about today's shooting:

    I am horrified by the senseless attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and members of her staff. An attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve. Acts and threats of violence against public officials have no place in our society. Our prayers are with Congresswoman Giffords, her staff, all who were injured, and their families. This is a sad day for our country."
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    Re: Dem. Congresswoman Shot in Arizona

    Just put on CNN. What a tragedy.
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    Well, at least my friend in Tucson was at her book club and her hubby was at home. She's a strong Democrat and the type who might show up at something like this. I felt kind of silly calling to check, but....

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    NPR and others have rescinded reports of the Congresswoman's death. For those who are knowledgeable about guns why the harping on whether it was a semi or not?
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    Re: Dem. Congresswoman Shot in Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by winston View Post
    Well, at least my friend in Tucson was at her book club and her hubby was at home. She's a strong Democrat and the type who might show up at something like this. I felt kind of silly calling to check, but....
    Not silly at all. Glad your friend and her family are okay.
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