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Old 01-08-2011, 12:59 PM
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U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head during a public event in Tucson this morning. The Pima County sheriff told MSNBC Giffords is still alive but in very critical condition. A friend told the network the congresswoman was in surgery.

Giffords was holding an event outside a grocery store when a man ran up and started shooting, witnnesses said. The sheriff told MSNBC five people were killed and six were wounded, including some members of her staff. One witness says three bodies are covered with sheets outside the Safeway store.

The sheriff said the gunman has been captured.

Giffords has represented Arizona's 8th Congressional district since 2007 and is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition of conservative Democrats. She narrowly defeated tea party-backed Republican Jesse Kelly to win a third House term in November.

Giffords' congressional office in Tucson was vandalized in March after she voted in favor of the health care reform bill. Sarah Palin included Giffords on a list of Democratic candidates targeted for defeat in the midterm elections because of their support for the health care overhaul.

"We are just devastated. This community is devastated," Sylvia Lee, a friend of Giffords', said on CNN. "No matter what side of the political realm you're on, this is just a tragedy that is unspeakable."

"She was an incredibly dedicated community servant. She was always willing to talk to her constituents, she was very visible."

Democratic strategist Donna Brazile reacted to the shooting with this message on Twitter: The increasing levels of incivility, intolerance and a political climate that favors those who threatens, bully others must end. I am so sad

Giffords has served on the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on Armed Services, according to her election website.

Giffords previously served in the Arizona legislature and State Senate and was CEO of El Campo Tire, her family's tire and automotive business.

The election website describes Giffords as "a longtime gun owner and strong supporter of the Second Amendment."

Giffords, 40, married astronaut Mark E. Kelly in 2007. She was the first Jewish woman elected to Congress from Arizona.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:09 PM
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Default Re: Congresswoman Shot in Az?!

8 other people were shot too. Of course nobody bothers to report on them.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:18 PM
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people are saying she died, not sure if its true or not.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:40 PM
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Its pretty sad...Real shame
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:43 PM
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it is sad
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:51 PM
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OMG I hate the news media. 20 people get shot and the only one anyone cares about is a career criminal.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:23 PM
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8 other people were shot too. Of course nobody bothers to report on them.
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OMG I hate the news media. 20 people get shot and the only one anyone cares about is a career criminal.
An assassination attempt on a high ranking political figure usually does get the medias attention....

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people are saying she died, not sure if its true or not.
She got shot basically point blank in the head so people probably just presumed it was fatal. She is in alive and in surgery.
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:11 PM
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Last I heard out of surgery. Doctor was optimistic of her recovery.
They said it was a in an out wound. She was responding to commands after surgery.
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:17 PM
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its crazy what this worlds turnin to
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Old 01-08-2011, 06:21 PM
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damn, thats sad, no matter what side you sit on, your political views shouldnt be motivation to kill someone... thats rough.
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damn, thats sad, no matter what side you sit on, your political views shouldnt be motivation to kill someone... thats rough.
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He shoots 20 people. Kills 6. And yet still after all day, not a word about the other people he killed or wounded.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:18 PM
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I was shocked and saddened by this. Saw the story break when it was 1st reported. Thought about posting a thread but couldn't leave the TV. It is possible the dead judge was the main target..he had something to do with a court ruling involving illegal immigrants..a hot topic in Arizona of course (elsewhere too but especially along the U.S./Mexican border). As if that slimebag did that...and a 9 year old girl is among the dead. Congresswoman Gabriele...by all accounts a wonderful person who enjoyed such meetings with her constituents...miraculously lives...prompt response and excellent surgeons...the end state of recovery of her impossible to know...oh I wish her the best as well as the others who didn't die but were wounded also. If any good comes of this perhaps people will think about turning down the rhetoric a lot which at worse can fuel a deranged mind. I'm so sorry..I'm a CDN but this disturbs me much and I'm sure I speak for millions all over.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:34 PM
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I was shocked and saddened by this. Saw the story break when it was 1st reported. Thought about posting a thread but couldn't leave the TV. It is possible the dead judge was the main target..he had something to do with a court ruling involving illegal immigrants..a hot topic in Arizona of course (elsewhere too but especially along the U.S./Mexican border). As if that slimebag did that...and a 9 year old girl is among the dead. Congresswoman Gabriele...by all accounts a wonderful person who enjoyed such meetings with her constituents...miraculously lives...prompt response and excellent surgeons...the end state of recovery of her impossible to know...oh I wish her the best as well as the others who didn't die but were wounded also. If any good comes of this perhaps people will think about turning down the rhetoric a lot which at worse can fuel a deranged mind. I'm so sorry..I'm a CDN but this disturbs me much and I'm sure I speak for millions all over.
I've been thinking about this all day.. And this post pretty much sums up how i feel, aside from being a canadian.
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:52 AM
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It truly is sad. I feel for all those affected by this situation and hope for a speedy recovery for those who survived.

HOWEVER, this whole thing has been pretty much blown out of proportion. Yea, it's not something that should have happened, but when you allow politics to be like a kindergarten playground, and stir up more dust than a dust bowl storm, it's pretty much to be expected. This country continuously goes farther into the hand basket we call hell, so to be at the least bit surprised by this is just a demonstration of a lack of awareness of the times. Stuff like this is gonna happen for as long as people open their mouths and disagree with each other. It's nothing new, and it's not the last time it'll happen.
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