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    Rep Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) shot

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head while holding a public event in Tucson, Fox News and National Public Radio reported on Saturday.

    Fox said 11 other people were shot when an unidentified gunman ran up and began shooting indiscriminately as Giffords addressed supporters.

    Giffords was shot point blank in the head, Fox said.

    The network said the gunman was in custody.

    Giffords, 40, a Democrat, is married to U.S. astronaut Mark Kelly. She took office in January 2007, emphasizing issues such as immigration reform, embryonic stem-cell research, alternative energy sources and a higher minimum wage.
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    sad to hear hope she is not dead
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    you can watch coverage on CNN and Fox News
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    UPDATE

    Fox news updates she has died

    RIP Gabrielle Giffords
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    Yea they just reported she died. It is a damn shame, i dont know a thing about her but no politicians (unless MAYBE treason is involved) deserves to be killed. Certainly not by some vigilante nutjob. This kind of situation though is exactly why i support the death penalty.
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    4 others dead including a child

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    UPDATE can not conform deaths there is a report she is alive and in surgery

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    lets hope she is ok
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    Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords Shot By Gunman
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    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was re-elected to a third term in November.
    January 8, 2011

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head by a gunman at a public event in Tucson on Saturday. There are conflicting reports about whether she was killed.

    The Pima County, Ariz., sheriff's office told member station KJZZ the 40-year-old Democrat was killed. At least nine other people, including members of her staff, were injured.

    Giffords, who was re-elected to a 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.

    The suspect fired indiscriminately from about four feet away, Michaels said. A congressional official told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that the gunman was using an automatic weapon.

    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 transported to University Medical Center in Tucson.

    Giffords was first elected to represent Arizona's 8th District in 2006. The "Congress on Your Corner" events, which she holds regularly, allow constituents to present their concerns directly to her.

    Giffords' Tucson office was one of three damaged last March by vandals who targeted Democrats in advance of the U.S. House vote on the controversial health care legislation. A glass panel at her office was shattered, and at the time her staff said that it appeared the window had been damaged by a pellet gun.

    Her fellow Arizona congressman, Republican Jeff Flake, reached Saturday on his way to the hospital recalled that he had last spoken with Giffords on the House floor during this week's swearing in.

    "We have a fairly small delegation and we've met often," he said of Giffords, who in November beat back a tough challenge from a Tea Party-endorsed opponent.

    "She got re-elected because she's tenacious," Flake said. "There was a very strong headwind against all Democrats and people did not expect her to come back to Congress.

    "But she was tireless," he said. "Others may have held back after things happen — like the damage to her office. She was fearless."

    Flake said emotions have been running high in Arizona over issues, including immigration.

    "That's obviously an issue that is a very passionate one for a lot of people," he said.
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    Looks like according to the sheriff's office she did die from her injuries. A very tragic incident indeed.
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    Well now NPR has updated their story to include this.

    The Pima County, Ariz., sheriff's office told member station KJZZ the 40-year-old Democrat was killed. A hospital spokeswoman said Giffords was in critical condition and undergoing surgery.

    At least eight other people, including members of her staff, were injured. There also were conflicting reports on the number of deaths at the scene, but President Obama, in a statement, said "we know that some have passed away" and that Giffords was "gravely wounded."
    http://www.npr.org/2011/01/08/132764...hot-in-arizona
    French writer Alexis de Tocqueville warned about when visiting this fledgling democracy in the early 19th century – that this "American republic will endure until politicians realize they can bribe the people with their own money."

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    I would like to get a conclusive report as to whether she is alive or dead. I feel for her family regardless, but it is very disconcerting not knowing.
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    This is creepy:


    "We need to realize that the rhetoric, and the firing people up and … for example, we’re on Sarah Palin’s ‘targeted’ list, but the thing is, the way she has it depicted, we’re in the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they’ve gotta realize that there are consequences to that action."

    - Rep. Gabrielle Giffords

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/gabri...it-list-2011-1

    There are the images of the list and what not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaoudS View Post
    http://www.businessinsider.com/gabri...it-list-2011-1

    There are the images of the list and what not.
    I can't trust a site that mixes up "no" with "know"

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    Gunman ID as Jared Laughner

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...010802631.html

    Drudge has a link to a youtube posting of someone of the same name.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Classitu.../1/nHoaZaLbqB4

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    just watched shepherd smith read the shooter's youtube postings on foxnews. Looks like its safe to say we can confirm a tea party member has gone to the extremes that have been feared for some time.

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    This woman has some f'n balls on her:

    http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=485459383434
    My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today's tragic shooting in Arizona.

    On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice.

    - Sarah Palin
    Not even a word of regret for having Giffords in her crosshairs? She needs to shut up and walk away at a time like this and really for the good and well-being of EVERYONE, she needs to take her limelight dollars and just go away.

    This is what sending a vibe of aggression into the world brings you. Where are the Pataki republicans to bring some sanity back to conservatism?

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