Mudcat Café message #3070061 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134829   Message #3070061
Posted By: Genie
08-Jan-11 - 03:40 PM
Thread Name: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
Subject: RE: BS: AZ Congresswoman Giffords shot
This message was posted, presumably by someone opposed to Gifford's policies (or just her being a Democrat?), last June.

We don't know what motivated the shootings, but Matt Iglesias reported that an anti-Giffords event was held in June with the billing:
"Get on Target for Victory in November.
Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office.
Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly."

Rep. Giffords was also on Sarah Palin's "target list."

As noted earlier, a gun was dropped at a Giffords event in 2009, and her office was vandalized in March."

At least 5 of those shot have died and several others are in critical condition.

Nice having semi-automatics so readily accessible, isn't it?