Second Amendment Solutions

Gabrielle Giffords, U.S. Representative for Arizona's 8th congressional district, was shot in the head today while attending a meet-the-representative event outside a Safeway grocery store. After shooting congresswoman Giffords, the assailant fired into the crowd at random, killing a nine year old child, a federal judge, and several others.

Sarah Palin's webmasters quickly moved to take down her PAC ad that featured crosshairs on Giffords' name. When asked about this during the campaign, Giffords told MSNBC, "We're on Sarah Palin's targeted list, but the thing is, that the way that she has it depicted has the crosshairs of a gun sight over our district. When people do that, they have to realize that there are consequences to that action.”

Giffords' opponent held a rally during the election with the following ad: "Get on Target for Victory in November / Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office / Shoot a fully automatic M15 with Jesse Kelly".

"Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: "Don't Retreat, Instead - RELOAD!" Pls see my Facebook page"

It is expected that the political right will profess to be "horrified" and describe this act as "random" and "senseless". If they were capable of insight into their own culpability, they would not be who they are.


Anonymous said...

OMG--I am even afraid to put a pro-democrat bumper sticker on my car.
Shame, shame on those that incite the crazies amongst us. Shame that I have to listen to crap from the uneducated that live here.
Palin has blood on her hands.
A very unhappy Arizona resident

Michael Fountain: Blood for Ink said...

A young intern in Giffords' office, Daniel Hernandez, may have saved her life during the half hour it took for ambulances to arrive. It's always a race between the destroyers and the creators and preservers. I know there will always be killers in the herd, but I agree that this particular lone-nut-with-a-gun was aimed by others. The far right has been rooting for something like this, and will now act astonished that anyone could hold them responsible. I wish I could say Michigan's morally superior, but we're the breeding ground for mad bombers, from Bath, Michigan to Oklahoma City.