According to Gabrielle Giffords’ website, this Democratic congressperson who was shot in the head by a psychotic Tea Partier today is a gun owner and strong supporter of the Second Amendment. I wonder how she’s feeling about gun ownership right about now?
As much as she tried to feign the fascist answers to the questions that would allow her to be elected (and re-elected) in Arizona’s right-wing 8th district, after voting for Obama’s watered-down health care compromise, Giffords was among the members who, faced threats and vandalism for her trouble.
The media is reporting that the gunman is Jared Laughner, an Afghanistan War vet, who boasts a Gadsden flag on his Facebook page, declaring that he “IS the Tea Party.” (LINK)
The LA Times is reporting on this as fast as the information comes in. (LINK)
*** UPDATE 1 ***
Just a short one. Laughner wasn’t a vet. He claimed to be part of a recruitment process. Probably a lie. Someone who met him once said he was a liberal. But, everything from this wack job, including the assassination of a Democratic Congresswoman who voted for Health Care Reform and a Democratic Judge who voted for Immigration Reform, along with all of his right-wing nutjob manifesto craziness says that girl had NO idea what “liberal” means.
Oh, and so you know, Tuscon was one of Palin’s crosshairs in her “Reload” cry, and Congresswoman Giffords? She was one of the targets specifically laid out for Laughner to go after. Bravo, you Teabag freaks. You have a nine year-old’s blood on your hands.
Goddamn unbelievable. And, we’ve seen it coming. We’re all to blame for this neo-fascist brownshirt surge of idiocy and bigoted violence. We could have stopped this. Remember when William Kostric brought a loaded firearm to a Presidential Town Hall Meeting . . . and didn’t end up in Gitmo?
When bringing a firearm to a Presidential rally isn’t crushed like a roach infestation, how can anyone be surprised at what nut will do when prompted to do so by vitriol-spewing, pure hate-inducing loudmouths like Beck, Limbaugh, Palin, and Bachman? Hear it from the Sheriff of Pima County:
*** UPDATE 2 ***
TPM Muckraker just posted the full list of Federal Charges (LINK). Turns out, the right-wing assassin wrote that it was indeed, an assassination plot, and that it was well-planned out. He will smell funny when he fries. Massive jolts of electricity do that. And, they pop out your eyeballs. It’s why assassins wear hoods when they fry.
*** UPDATE 3 ***
I found video of Congresswoman Giffords being interviewed on MSNBC about Sarah Palin putting Cross-hair gun sights over her name in that poster. It’s chilling and sad. This woman will be this generation’s Bill Bradley concerning gun control legislation. Stuff’s out of hand.