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Congress Person shot in AZ

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Sling Blade, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Sling Blade

    Sling Blade Yamhill County Well-Known Member

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    Not looking good - multiple people shot down in Tucson, including a member of Congress.
     
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    Shadow Conyers, Georgia, United States Member

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    dolooper Coast Range, or thereabouts Well-Known Member

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    Nobody knows jackbubblegum about the perpetrator's motives at the moment. That's not going to stop many, many people on the interwebs from making many, many absurd speculations from both sides of the aisle.

    Tons of coflicting reports including that she may still be alive and that 7 people total are dead.

    +1 on prayers for her, her family, and all the victims. I understand that her husband is slated to command the next space shuttle mission.
     
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    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    Dem. Gabrielle Gifford...from Tucson. One suspect in custody.

    Her husband is an astronaut.
     
  5. rufus

    rufus State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    This is terrible. I hope Congresswoman Giffords makes it...
     
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    boxer13 PNW Active Member

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    I guess she is alive but in critical condition. I hope she pulls through.

    Damn shame for all involved. Thoughts are with her.
     
  7. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    WhyteCheddar East of Moscow by the Willamette Well-Known Member

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    We all know how accurate the media is so take all early accounts with a grain of salt, but I just read that the congresswoman has died from a shot to the head at short range.
    I too fear what will transpire from this event. Lawmakers tend to react to things that affect them personally and this will give them much fuel to attack our rights. It is events like these that destroy my hope for the future of the
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    One thing that sets us apart from much of the world is the peaceful change of power and relative civil operation of those branches of power. Events like these are truely unamerican.

    I echo the sentiment for prayers for those injured and their loved ones.
     
  9. dobeman

    dobeman Hillsboro Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    pulls through intact.. hate to think shot in the head and lives as a vegetable. This is sad state of affairs.
     
  10. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Was it a crazy guy? Or a hit from the cartels?
     
  11. NuthinFancy

    NuthinFancy Seattle Area Active Member

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    Fox News is reporting his name and a few biographical details, but I think it too early to speculate on motives. The info will come out in due course.
     
  12. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Duplicate threads merged
     
  13. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like it was a afghan war vet 22 yrs old seems like another guy that feared the govt and used it in the wrong way.

    So sad one of the patients at the hospital that died was a 9 year old boy.

    Just told on fox news one of the shooters favorite books, mein kompf
     
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    NuthinFancy Seattle Area Active Member

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    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Their saying now someone in the crowd started exchanging fire with the suspect.
     
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    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    I just sent this message to her website:

    "Thank you, Congresswoman Giffords, for your service. I am not a constituent, but today the entire nation's electorate stands behind you and holds you up as one of our own.

    On behalf of all Oregonians, I wish you a speedy, complete, and painless recovery, so that you can continue providing your priceless contribution to our Legislature.

    May God bless us all."
     
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    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for posting this. Even by the standards of incoherent rambling, this stuff is drivel. The guy conflates dates, grammar, language, legal tender, and federal laws, which he calls "treasonous." And it's amazing that he's apparently so offended at receiving a "mini-Bible" when he entered the Service.

    He seems to view himself as a revolutionary, not merely a murderer of defenseless strangers. His goal is about resisting brainwashing, which is too bad, because his grey matter could use a serious cleansing.
     
  18. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Agreed, and if he hates the U.S. govt so much why join the military?
    Sounds like a seriously disturbed individual.
    I hate hearing stories like this, I wish these people would just stay home and put the gun to their own head.
     
  19. Bigfoot

    Bigfoot Clack Co. OR Well-Known Member

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    Yeah.

    Among favorite books. Mein Kamph and The Communist Manifesto.

    Favorite video. Masked guy, probably him, in the desert burning the US flag.
     
  20. NuthinFancy

    NuthinFancy Seattle Area Active Member

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    At least 18 shot.

    A child and a Federal Judge among the dead.

    Words fail me.