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.
via NPR – Congresswoman, 6 Others, Killed By Gunman. I may be over-reacting but in this case it looks like the suspect was targeting the Congresswoman for a political assassination. If true, this is not a healthy attitude for anyone. Political disagreements should never be resolved through violence.
This was also one of the House Democrats that Sarah Palin through SarahPac “targeted” with croshairs over their district: http://twitpic.com/3o7cti. Also Sarah Palin is reportedly deleting posts that carried this rhetoric, which is a little silly the internet always remembers and deleting her copies doesn’t delete everyone else who reported on it, etc.
Update: Sharron Angle former Republican candidate who went up against Senator Harry Reid, who claimed that if things don’t work out at the “ballot box” Americans should turn to a “Second Ammedment remedy”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CU9GXil9Vm8
Update 2: Rep. Giffords was not killed today, at least as of writing, she was however severely wounded and is in critical condition.