I haven’t been able to watch to news very much since Sunday after the media began calling this the fault of the TEA Party rhetoric, when in reality it was a tragic shooting of 18 people by an obviously crazy person. He hasn’t been linked to any TEA Party groups. In fact, he didn’t even vote in the all important 2010 Primary or General elections. Since he didn’t vote, he’s politically a pathetic. He acted alone. His parents are devastated by their son’s actions and mental state. Surely their guilt is incomprehensible.
I am so sorry for the victims family’s losses. As Americans, we are all sorry.
No one in this TEA Party political movement that I am involved with condones the crazy, shooter’s behavior. We know we can work out our differences peacefully and through the proper channels – like the ballot box and Party reform.
Such targeting of an elected official is unthinkable of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ). The killing of innocent people standing in line to speak to the Rep. Giffords is nothing more than slaughter by a crazy man. Changing gun laws will not prevent crazy people from doing crazy things. The tightening of free-speech laws will not prevent crazy people from thinking or doing crazy things. This is the fault of one crazy 22-year old monster.
According to Rep. Giffords physician, she is expected to survive. He is “101% confident.” She has continued to respond to verbal commands and has been pulling at her ventilator tube as if she wants to talk. God Bless her. God bless all those still struggling to survive, but who are not in the media spotlight. God bless those who have die and their families and friends as they try to find answers and comfort in such senseless violence.
Rep. Heath Shuler (D-NC) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) have announced they will be carry their legally concealed carry handguns with them 24/7 when in their district. Seems prudent to me.
Who are we going to censor first, Obama? That’s exactly what Barack Obama said he would do to counter Republican attacks “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun,” Obama said at a Philadelphia fundraiser Friday night. “Because from what I understand folks in Philly like a good brawl. I’ve seen Eagles fans.” http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2008/06/14/obama-if-they-bring-a-knife-to-the-fight-we-bring-a-gun/ That is exactly the rhetoric THEY are talking about – but it’s coming from THEIR side, not mine.
Encouraging news: Gun Sales sore after AZ shooting. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-01-11/glock-pistol-sales-surge-in-aftermath-of-shooting-of-arizona-s-giffords.html
[Editor’s notes: I intentionally did not use the crazy, shooter’s name. I hope it is forgotten – blotted from the book of life.]