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    Angry Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

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

    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.

    At least nine 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 and fired indiscriminately from about four feet away, Michaels said.

    The suspect ran off and was tackled by a bystander. He was taken into custody. Witnesses described him as in his late teens or early 20s.

    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.
    Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona : NPR
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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Jeezum.

    15 people hit.

    She was shot PB in the head.

    Gunman in custody. Motive?
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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Jesus christ, that's terrible.

    At least 12 people were shot at a Tuscon grocery store on Saturday, and U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among them, a Democratic party source told CNN.

    Giffords was holding a constituent meeting at the grocery store when the shooting occurred, according to a schedule posted on her website.

    Neither Giffords' condition nor that of any of the other wounded was immediately available. The Democratic source described the situation as "pretty serious."
    Arizona congresswoman among 12 shot at Tuscon grocery - CNN.com
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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    At least they got they gunman.
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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Holy ****:

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords died after being shot in the head at a public event on Saturday, 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.
    Congresswoman, 6 Others, Killed By Gunman : NPR
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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

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    WOAH, NPR beat everyone to that... Drudge, Fox... neither are reporting her passing yet.
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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Now they are saying it on TV, but with a caution that there is no official word yet.
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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Apparently there is confirmation that she is still alive. And kudos to the bystander who had the balls to tackle the prick with the gun.

    Gunman was describes as 'late teens or early 20's".....


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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    I have said before that there has been a change in people's attitudes to politicians and we can expect more of this. It is seen in a increasing approval by people upsetting a politician's speech by verbal outrage.

    There is so much hatred of both sides that some with mental imbalances will act on it. You see this tendency to make light of harm to the president. There was a recent thread here about a MMA fighter who wanted to beat down Obama. Many scoffed that he really didn't mean it and I doubt he actually wanted to attack the president. But is sets up a precedent that it is more and more okay to approve of such hatred.

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    Re: Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords Shot In Arizona

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Apparently there is confirmation that she is still alive. And kudos to the bystander who had the balls to tackle the prick with the gun.

    Gunman was describes as 'late teens or early 20's".....


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    Fox, Drudge, NRP all reporting she has passed away.
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