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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/01/08/arizona.shooting/index.html?hpt=T1&iref=BN1

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/40978517/ns/politics/

    This just happened a couple miles from our house! Our Hot Cop Neighbor Robert says that Congresswoman Giffords is dead, as are 3 other people, but the news isn't reporting the fatalities yet.

    I hope he's wrong. She's an amazing woman, and an incredibly popular representative of our state among members of both political parties.

    All of the off-duty officers have been called in, and Robert just left to head over to the Safeway where it happened. He said it appeared to be a politically motivated shooting (duh). She was attending a political event and addressing the public in the parking lot, and was shot in the head at point blank range! WTF is wrong with people?

    I hope it's not as bad as it seems. This is a big effing deal for us in Arizona, and nationally.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Uh oh, NPR says she's dead. :(

    Congresswoman, 6 Others, Killed By Gunman : NPR

    When was the last time we had a political assassination in this country? I don't even remember. That poor woman, and other victims. She was one of the politicians featured as a bullseye on Sarah Palin's controversial map of congressmen that needed to be "taken care of" and her famous "don't retreat, reload" quip about these congressmen and women. Why can't people understand that their inflammatory and hateful speech can be translated into actions by those that they are getting all riled up? We have much more to be afraid of than illegal immigrants in this state... Political whackos willing to open fire on an entire crowd at a grocery store are way worse...

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    Thats so sad :( regardless of political party I hate to see people killed over something as silly as a difference in beliefs :( my thoughts and prayers are with her family
     
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    It is official she is dead. :(

    What the **** is happening in this State.
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    Very disturbing .......
    I have msnbc on ,they just said she is alive and in emergency surgery ??
    Thoughts and prayers are with her
     
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    People are really freaking out here in Tucson. I'm at one of my stores and they are coming in crying and shaking. It's like a bomb blew up have of Tucson. :shock:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Yes, now NPR is saying "There are conflicting reports of whether she was killed."

    So confusing.
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    That's what I mean... This is a terrible thing to happen in this city. Gabby Giffords was very well loved and admired she won her elections by a large margin due to support from both parties.
     
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    I can't even imagine how it is on the home front .....
     
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    holy crap Biff and all you folks in AZ the front row alright and Biff seems to be center court....
     
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    Trouble follows Biff...... :mrgreen:
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    It was Tea Party candidate Sharon Angle of Nevada that called for "2nd Amendment solutions" if Democrats won the election. Looks like she got her wish. I am so angry and upset over this.
     
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    OhNoNemo i love triggers

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    Is it in the norm for them to have gatherings like this with no word ....i mean not letting law enforcement or anyone know?Some reports say it was a point blank shot...How the heck did this person get that close to her??
     
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    I've only been here about a month and it is sure seeming that way.
     
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    She is not dead, Fox reporting she is in surgeory right now
     
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    Bifferwine I am a girl

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    Last year, Gov. Brewer passed a law allowing people to carry loaded guns at political rallies. It went into effect July of 2010. Even if there were cops, there was nothing preventing this man from getting that close to her with a gun.
     
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    From the New York Times......

    Gabrielle Giffords, a congresswoman from Arizona, was shot in the head on Saturday at a public event at a grocery store in Tucson, according to her spokesman, C. J. Karamargin, and news reports.
    Her condition was unknown. She was taken to University Medical Center in Tucson, the trauma center for the area, about 10 miles away. NPR and CNN reported that she had been killed, but Darci Slater, a hospital spokeswoman, said that Ms. Giffords was in surgery.
     
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    And this is the second political figure attacked in AZ recently, another one was attacked while at his pool supply store. He was in the State Senate or Congress. And I think there was a missing congressman recently too on the east coast. Not sure if they ever found out what happened to him.
     
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    Yeah, that state legislator was attacked during a robbery at his store, apparently.

    The other guy that went missing wasn't a congressman, but was a political adviser. His body was found in a landfill.
     
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    Gun man is in custody reports say.
     
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