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US Congresswoman shot in Arizona

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by downtown, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. downtown

    downtown Crafternoon Delight

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    Moderator Action: This will be watched closely. If you're going to post in this thread, be appropriate or be infracted

    Story developing....apparently she was in a grocery store, 11 others shot. Not really sure what happened...

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

    US Rep Gabrielle Giffords, of Tuscon, is reported to be one of the 11.
     
  2. amadeus

    amadeus Serenity now!

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    According to the BBC, she was shot in the head point-blank.
     
  3. Cheetah

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    Not to be difficult, but since this doesn't look like a assassination attempt, I think a better thread title would be: "Several people shot in Arizona". Currently, the thread title makes it look like the congressman was targeted deliberately.

    I'll withhold further speculation for now.

    Edit: Just saw amadeus' post. Seems I should withhold all speculations for now...
     
  4. amadeus

    amadeus Serenity now!

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    FNC reports that one person is in custody. FNC confirms 3 aides shot.
     
  5. downtown

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    It was a public event, I think it's safe to say she was the target.
     
  6. PlutonianEmpire

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    I like her track record so far.
     
  7. downtown

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    NPR just reported she has passed away.
     
  8. History_Buff

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    I'd say this is a pretty targeted attack.
     
  9. .Shane.

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    That's a tragedy. It does sound like she was the target. It was a scheduled, publicized event. She was shot point-blank, then the assailant fired into the crowd.
     
  10. El_Machinae

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    Holy crap.
     
  11. Leonel

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    I'm not one to jump to conclusions, but I instantly thought it was a tea party nutso since they've been the most recent group I remember talking about "2nd amendment solutions" openly.
     
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    Someone on another site commented that the Wikipedia reported her dead before the story even broke.
     
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    Ditto that. I cannot believe this. It's basically an attack on our way of government. Kind of hard to process to be honest that someone would attack one of our elected officials like this.
     
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    NPR seems to be the only one saying that she's been killed (well, the others who say the same are quoting NPR), so I'm holding out a little hope.
     
  17. Cheetah

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    Alright, even with my previous disproved speculations in memory, I'll still dare to comment some more.

    By all likelihood the motive was a political disagreement about gun control. And we shouldn't assume that it was not committed by a supported of the Tea Party.
     
  18. Joecoolyo

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    Wow, I don't know why, but this seems rather surreal.

    Will be watching as the story develops.
     
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    I thought that too. Not to mention this is Arizona. There are so many idiots out here that applaud that and think that it's the wild west and that they can do anything they want.

    @JollyRoger, Where did you get that? The people who made that need to be arrested NOW.

    @PlutonianEmpire I actually noticed that when I looked at her Wikipedia Page.
     

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