Witness: Arizona gunman 'was ready for war'
Law enforcement arrives Saturday outside a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, after several people were shot.
January 8th, 2011
10:30 PM ET

Witness: Arizona gunman 'was ready for war'

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[Updated at 10:30 p.m. ET] A man who helped subdue the gunman in Saturday's Arizona shooting spree said the man was trying to reload when he was tackled to the ground.

"He was ready for war. He was not playing around," Joe Zamudio told CNN. "He was going to keep shooting. It was not over. He had just ran out of bullets."

The gun, which another bystander had wrestled from the gunman, was empty and cocked open, and the shooter had another magazine at the ready, Zamudio said.

Zamudio pinned him to the ground until police showed up. The suspect, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, is in custody of the Pima County Sheriff's Office, and authorities are obtaining search warrants for a residence and his vehicle. Authorities also are seeking a person of interest but his suspected connection to the incident is unclear.

Loughner is accused of shooting 18 people, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a third-term Democrat who had organized the "Congress on Your Corner" meet and greet. Authorities believe the gunman had specifically targeted Giffords. She is in critical condition after undergoing surgery for a single gunshot wound to the head, but doctors said they are optimistic over her prospects for recovery.

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Eleven others were wounded in the shooting and six are dead, among them U.S. District Court Judge John Rolls, a friend of Giffords' who had stopped by the event to say hello after attending Mass, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said.

Also killed was ÔĽŅGiffords staffer Gabe Zimmerman, director of community outreach who had coordinated the event to introduce Giffords to her constituents.

A 9-year-old girl also was killed.

The shooting sent shock waves through Washington, where Giffords was regarded as gracious and kind, a moderate Democrat known for her dedication to her constituents and willingness to work across party lines.

In light of the shootings, all legislation on the House schedule for the coming week has been postponed, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced in a statement.

Americans also struggled to come to terms with the event. Many of them showed up to a vigil at the Arizona State Capitol to pray together and share their thoughts.

In the Twitterverse, theories abounded as to the gunman's motivation. Meanwhile, while speaking to the press , the sheriff lamented "the vitriolic rhetoric" in American political discourse, suggesting it played a role in the shooting.

"This has not become the nice United States of America that most of us grew up in and I think its time we do the soul-searching," he said.

"The anger, the hatred the bigotry that goes on in this country is getting to be outrageous and unfortunately, Arizona has become the capital. We have become the mecca of prejudice and bigotry."

[Updated at 10:00 p.m. ET] A House vote scheduled for Monday on whether to repeal health care legislation has been postponed after Saturday's shooting.

All legislation on the House schedule for the coming week has been postponed in a decision by leaders of both political parties in the House so "we can take whatever actions may be necessary in light of today's tragedy," House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said in a statement.

Read more on CNN.com

[Updated at 9:13 p.m. ET] Some who knew Giffords and others who just wanted an outlet for emotions in the wake of the shooting rampage gathered on Capitol Hill Saturday night to honor the victims.

More than 50 marchers braved subfreezing temperatures and gusty winds to march to the Capitol and up the west steps to hold the vigil.

Read more on CNN.com

[Updated at 8:55 p.m. ET] A  law enforcement source familiar with the investigation says the Glock model 19 used in the shootings was purchased legally. The official did not have details at this time as to when and where the gun was purchased.

The gun was loaded with a 30-round magazine. The official said it is likely the extended magazine used in the shooting  was purchased separately and at a different time. The official said such a magazine does not automatically come with a weapons purchase and that it would be extremely rare for them to be sold together in one purchase.

The official said the suspect had purchased another gun a few years ago but this person did not know the details about what happened to that weapon and if the alleged shooter still owned it.

[Updated at 8:23 p.m. ET] Officials are not convinced that the suspected gunman acted alone, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik told reporters.

Law enforcement is actively searching for a "person of interest" who is a white male in his 50s believed to have assisted the suspect in a shooting, Dupnik said.

A suspect who Dupnik would not name is in the custody of the Pima County Sheriff's Office, he said. The suspect has had previous contact with law enforcement "regarding threats" to kill, Dupnik said, and described him as having a "troubled past."

CNN has confirmed that the suspect's name is Jared Lee Loughner, 22, whose apparent online footprint professes an distrust of government and a fondness for books such as "Mein Kampf," "The Communist Manifesto," "Peter Pan" and "The Republic."

"There's reason to believe this individual has a mental issue and I think that people who are unbalanced are especially susceptible to vitriol," he said.

"Vitriol" in public debate was a recurring theme in Dupnik's remarks as he blasted the media for "the vitriolic rhetoric" heard on television and radio.

[Updated at 7:57 p.m. ET] Gabe Zimmerman, director of community outreach for U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was among those killed in Saturday's shooting at a constituents meeting outside a Tucson Safeway, Gifford press secretary CJ Karamargin said.

Zimmerman was the staff member who set up today’s event in Giffords’ district, Karamargin said. The Tucson native was engaged to be married.

[Updated at 7:43 p.m. ET] The Army said in a statement that the suspect in the shooting was never in the Army.

"He attempted to enlist in the Army but was rejected for service.  In accordance with the Privacy Act, we will not discuss why he was rejected," the Army said in a statement.

[Updated at 7:21 p.m. ET] Jared Lee Loughner, the suspect, had a limited presence on social-media sites, including YouTube and MySpace. Here's a sampling of some of the messages that CNN found on Loughner's pages:


December 26, 2010: I'm not going to change the mistakes, you don't know – funny! (I think the CIA watches my-space)

December 30, 2010: I now understand a certain word - Cult!


December 15, 2010: If I define terrorist then a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially as a political weapon.

I define terrorist.

Thus a terrorist is a person who employs terror or terrorism, especially
as a political weapon.

If you call me a terrorist then the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.

You call me a terrorist.

Thus the argument to call me a terrorist is Ad hominem.

December 15, 2010: The majority of citizens in the United States of America have never read the United States of America's Constitution.

You don't have to accept the federalist laws.

Nonetheless, read the United States of America's  Constitution to apprehend all of the current treasonous laws.

You're literate, listener?

Read more about Loughner's digital footprint on CNN.com

[Updated at 7:12 p.m. ET] The University of Arizona's men's basketball game against Stanford University has been postponed following the shootings.

"The University feels the game should be delayed with deep respect to the victims and families impacted by this tragedy," Arizona athletics director Greg Byrne said.

The game will be played at 12:30 p.m. MST Sunday.

[Updated at 6:48 p.m. ET] Saturday's deadly shootings at an Arizona constituency meeting outside a Tucson Safeway appear to have “no nexus to terrorism," a law enforcement official said.

This official did not know if there had been any recent threat against Rep Giffords but said there are frequent threats to various members of Congress, mostly via phone  calls or e-mails, or mailed threats.

[Updated at 6:30 p.m. ET] U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts released this statement on the death of U.S. District Court Chief Judge John Roll, who was killed in the shootings:

"Chief Judge John Roll was a wise jurist who selflessly served Arizona and the nation with great distinction, as attorney and judge, for more than 35 years.  I express my deepest condolences to his wife Maureen and his children, as well as the other victims and their families.  Chief Judge Roll’s death is a somber reminder of the importance of the rule of law and the sacrifices of those who work to secure it."

[Updated at 6:16 p.m. ET] The Tea Party released this statement regarding the shootings:

“We at the Tea Party Express are shocked and saddened to hear about the terrible tragedy that took place in Tucson today. It is appalling that anyone would commit such unthinkable violence against Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford, her staff, a sitting federal judge and the many other victims and families impacted.

"These heinous crimes have no place in America, and they are especially grievous when committed against our elected officials. Spirited debate is desirable in our country, but it only should be the clash of ideas.  An attack on anyone for political purposes, if that was a factor in this shooting, is an attack on the democratic process.  We join with everyone in vociferously condemning it."

Read the full story on CNN.com

[Updated at 5:41 p.m. ET] ÔĽŅÔĽŅÔĽŅWho is Gabrielle Giffords? She's¬†a Democrat who¬†was first elected in 2006. She has served as chairwoman of the House Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee and also holds seats on the House Science and Technology and Armed Services committees.

She won her third term in a closely contested race against a Tea Party-sponsored candidate and was one of three Democratic legislators who reported vandalism at their offices following the March vote on health care reform.

She is married to Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, a NASA astronaut who is scheduled to lead a space shuttle mission to the International Space Station. The two married in 2007, after meeting four years prior in China, as young leaders selected by the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, Giffords told the New York Times in her wedding announcement.

The article described their courtship as a drawn-out affair between two deeply committed civic servants who slowly found their way to each other. When they met, Giffords was seeing someone and Kelly was married.

After Giffords split from her boyfriend, she invited Kelly to join her on a tour of the Arizona State Prison in Florence.

"I‚Äôd been working on legislation dealing with capital punishment. Mark is the son of police officers ‚ÄĒ well, he just really wanted to sit in ‚Äėthe chair,' " she told the newspaper.

The two married three years later, they married at an organic produce farm in Amado, Arizona, called Agua Linda. An avid recycler, Giffords wore a Vera Wang gown borrowed from a friend.

"To a bride who moves at a velocity that exceeds that of anyone else in Washington, and a groom who moves at a velocity that exceeds 17,000 miles per hour," a wedding guest said in a toast to the couple.

[Updated at 5:20 p.m. ET] Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer expressed condolences for the shooting victims - 6 are dead and 12 injured.

"I am just heartbroken. Gabby (Giffords) is more than just a colleague she is a friend. She has always been a noble public servant," an emotional Brewer said, pausing for composure.

"I ask the people of Arizona and the people of America to keep the victims and their families in their prayers, and pray for their recovery and pray that in Arizona we never have to experience a tragedy like this ever again."

Giffords publicized the "Congress on Your Corner" meet-up at the Safeway in her southern Arizona district on her Twitter account.

Judge John Roll, the chief judge on the U.S. District Court for Arizona, was among 6 people killed, along with a 9-year-old girl, officials said.

Witnesses said the gunman shot Giffords at point blank range through the head and then continued firing. The suspect, identified by law enforcement sources as Jared Lee Loughner, has been taken into custody.

[Updated at 4:52 p.m. ET] Chief Judge John Roll was among 6 people killed at an Arizona constituent meeting outside a Tucson grocery store Saturday.

[Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET] The suspect in a shooting at an Arizona constituent meeting outside a Tucson grocery story is a white male born in 1988, CNN's Jeanne Meserve has confirmed from a federal law enforcement source.

Six people have died, including a 9-year-old girl, and 12 were injured, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, authorities said.

[Updated at 4:07 p.m. ET] Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is in critical condition and a young child has died after a shooting at a political meeting at an Arizona grocery store, a hospital spokesman said Saturday.

Giffords, who was hosting the event, is under anesthesia after undergoing surgery for a single gunshot wound to the head "through and through," said Dr. Peter Rhee, Trauma Director at the University Medical Center in Tucson.

"The Congresswoman is not deceased. She is in critical condition," Rhee said in a press conference. "I am very optimistic about recovery."

Giffords publicized the "Congress on Your Corner" meet-up at the Safeway in her southern Arizona district on her Twitter account.

[Updated at 3:40 p.m. ET] Six people have died and 12 - including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords - were injured in a shooting at a political meeting at a Tucson, Arizona, grocery store Saturday, according to Rick Kastigar of the Pima County Sheriff's Department.

[Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET] A suspect is in custody in the shootings of at least 12 people, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at a constituent meeting at an Arizona grocery store, the U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement.

"The suspect is in custody. No further details on the motive or other victims are available at this time," the statement said. "The U.S. Capitol Police are directly involved in this investigation. As more information is developed, it will be provided. In the interim, all Members and staff are advised to take reasonable and prudent precautions regarding their personal security."

A statement from President Obama confirmed that some people had died.

"This morning, in an unspeakable tragedy, a number of Americans were shot in Tucson, Arizona, at a constituent meeting with Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.  And while we are continuing to receive information, we know that some have passed away, and that Representative Giffords is gravely wounded," he said.

"We do not yet have all the answers.  What we do know is that such a senseless and terrible act of violence has no place in a free society.  I ask all Americans to join me and Michelle in keeping Representative Giffords, the victims of this tragedy, and their families in our prayers."

[Updated at 3:00 p.m. ET] Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is currently undergoing surgery for a gunshot wound to the head, a spokeswoman for the University Medical Center in Tucson said.

Nine patients were brought to the hospital, including a child. All of them are in either serious or critical condition and are undergoing surgery, spokeswoman Darci Slaten said.

A federal judge was also among those shot, a law enforcement official said. It is not clear whether he was among those taken to the hospital.

[Updated at 2:43 p.m. ET] There were conflicting reports Saturday about the condition of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords following a shooting Saturday at a Tucson, Arizona, grocery store. Giffords' press secretary said the congresswoman remains in surgery for her injuries, disputing an earlier report from a law enforcement source saying she had died.

[Updated at 2:23 p.m. ET] U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords died Saturday after a gunman opened fire at a Tucson, Arizona grocery store, a law enforcement source said. Giffords, who had been holding a meeting with constituents, was among at least 12 people shot.

[Updated at 1:51 p.m. ET] U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was among at least 12 people shot at a Tucson, Arizona, grocery store, a Democratic source told CNN's Dana Bash. The source called her injuries "pretty serious."

[Updated at 1:41 p.m. ET] U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was meeting with constituents at a Safeway grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, where at least 12 people were injured in a shooting shortly after 10 a.m. MST Saturday, a spokesman for the Pima County sheriff's Department said. It is unclear whether Giffords was among those hurt.

"Several" people were shot Saturday at a grocery store in Tucson,
Arizona, a spokesman for the Pima County Sheriff's Department said. No other details were immediately available.

soundoff (1,655 Responses)
  1. Leonard

    Az VOTERS voted to pass the stinking law to allow concealed weapons...no permit required.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:06 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Musicmarv

    Another case of god being on a coffee break

    January 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. maplejet

    We don't know if this was politically related or not. Until we know what the shooter's motive and background was, we can't just blame right-wingers and Republicans. It could be something else that she was involved in. In the meantime, my prayers go out to her.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • James

      If we find that this is the case, will you still support the republicans and what most of them stand for?

      January 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  4. arlene d

    I would like to know why the "Almighty" Jan Brewer hasn't had the respect for her fellow state represenative and comment on this tragedy. Again, routine poor judgement!

    January 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Joe

    I am not to sure if Judge was not the real target he has had death threats in the past

    January 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Eric

    Republicans have blood on their hands again. They want to instigate fear, hatred and anger. Palin with targets on government workers, a congressional written health care reform act called Obama-care, corporations able to contribute to campaigns as individuals. The republicans have caused this massacre and the blood remains on their hands.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dana Senna

    This is the result of all the anti immigrant sentiment that has been brewing in Arizona in the last few years headed by radicals that use immigration as a tool to stay in power Like John McCain...

    January 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Syna

    Let's not bicker, it's times like this we as Americans, as well as other Countries should come togerther as "One Nation Under God" and Pray for the Victims, Families, & Friends!!!. Thats really all we can do. God Bless you all in your time of need, my Prayers are with you all.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jenna

      In my opinion, the Republican party is to blame, and the news organizations who turn a blind eye are their enablers. The Republican politicians openly incite their followers to act violently if they don’t get their way. They have even gone as far to say that they will take back this country by force. It is a sad day in this country when a party calls for violence, and no one seems to be concerned or hold them accountable. Maybe things like this could be avoided if someone would call them out on the immature ways they approach differing view points. News organizations…are you listening?

      January 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cliff

      Agree. We should all pray for the victims and condem the act of violence. Let us hope there is nothing behind this deed beyound random senseless. We have had enough of political acrimony for a decade and should be well rid of a need to take political action to its ulimnate conclusion. They tried that in Germany and in some spots in the Middle East it is an acceptied means of political action. We are not in that category – yet.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bruce

      Well said. Our country can not condone such violence, nor rush to judge without enough facts. My prayers for the victims and our nation.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oodoodanoo

      We should not rush to judge. But we should judge. And judge all those associated with this act, whether by commission or omission. We did it on Sept. 12, 2001, and by all that's fair, we should do it again.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Angela

      I'm hoping for blessings for the victims, but yes, the targets were over many on the poster on Sarah Palin's Pac page..including over Congresswoman Gifford. It's irresponsible, regardless of if the shooter was influenced by it. It's horrid that she has been harassed in the past, and now shot in the head..people have gone insane! If you don't like what she stands for, vote for her to go! Write letters, do what you can to do change things, don't kill people!

      January 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • tony

      Outrageous – at this point- that CNN, as journalist or anyone to imply that this is a political incendent. without the least bit of evidence about what the motives of the shooter were.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • Forrest

      Under God? It's the delusional belief that gets people killed.. has the irrational get upset over demons, satan and hell.. all mythical bronze aged beliefs .. whenever their heroes of delusion like Sarah Palin get speaking.

      It IS the fault of the delusion promoters like fox anti-news and the deluded religious nutcases. Anyone who believes that dead people rise from the dead and fly out into space.. need to have their heads examined! Please go back to the bronze age and let the rest of us progress with science.. YES SCIENCE that defines the future of nations.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • rh

      The victims and their families are in my thoughts. Your "God" did not prevent this – what kind of god allows a 9 year old to be taken out with an automatic weapon IN A GROCERY STORE?

      January 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      All that said...this is an attempted assasination of a congresswoman, this is a first for this nation....what is this country coming to???? All those involved are in my prayers!!!

      January 8, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • PD

      Yes we will pray for those involved.
      But This I find stunning.
      From Firedoglake.com: Giffords’ 2010 Congressional opponent Jesse Kelly held a June 12 gun event that was billed as follows on the Pima County Republican website:

      Get on Target for Victory in November Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office Shot a fully automatic M15 with Jesse Kelly

      Kelly’s website has apparently scrubbed the event , but here is the account from the Arizona Daily Star:

      Jesse Kelly, meanwhile, doesn‚Äôt seem to be bothered in the least by the Sarah Palin controversy earlier this year, when she released a list of targeted races in crosshairs, urging followers to ‚Äúreload‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúaim‚ÄĚ for Democrats. Critics said she was inciting violence.

      He seems to be embracing his fellow tea partier‚Äôs idea. Kelly‚Äôs campaign event website has a stern-looking photo of the former Marine in military garb holding his weapon. It includes the headline: ‚ÄúGet on Target for Victory in November. Help remove Gabrielle Giffords from office. Shoot a fully automatic M16 with Jesse Kelly.‚ÄĚ

      January 8, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marty

      We live in the world with a lot of sick and crazy people, it's too bad !

      January 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kathy

      I am sorry for the Representative and her family and aid and their family. The whole CNN broadcast is all about her. What about the 6 people that passed and their families. This is a tragedy for them as well. An innocent child, has passed. I want to hear more about this child as well and the other people who were injured. My thoughts and prayer to all in this horrific unspeakable tragedy. What kind of world do we live in today?

      January 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Has anyone else heard about the connection between John Boehner and the alleged gunman being reported now?

      January 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • julie

      why do we have to pray ?? and what does one nation under your god have to do with any of it ?? that is mostly what is wrong with this country and its people. putting to much focus on your hocus pocus god, whom himself is not mericful...read your bible, even he believes in taking up arms...pluuzzeeee

      January 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • sara


      January 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glenn phillips

      I was 3 minutes away from the shopping center here in Oro valley we are all stunned. We need to act on this tragedy. My wife and I know Gabi. Please pray for all those affected by this tragedy. She was very well loved throughout Pima county

      January 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Austin

      There is no god, there should have been better security on site. If the citizens were armed to defend themselves as all good Americans should be... this wouldn't have happened differently.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Phil C

      My thoughts are with the families of those harmed by the terrorist who commited this act. I hope the in it for the money, hate speech crowd like Palin, Bachmann and Angle stop and think what their incitement to violence has caused.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dr. Osbert Haro

      You mean one nation under the rule of greedy politicians. God has nothing to do with that. One nation under we the people and then comes under GOD

      January 8, 2011 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • myklds

      @Atheist People...That non-sense, kindly save your anti-god slur to other (related) topics. People are dead, have some respect.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      I do hold the hatemongers responsible. This is what your rhetoric leads to. Face it, the right wing extremists in this country are the shock troops for the new fascist movement. Wake up America and stop being so stupid.

      January 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Shannon

    CNN needs to get it correct. So far, 1 dead. Rep. Giffords is out of surgery and alive. And by the way, it's TUCSON, not TUSCON.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      there are six dead shannon....only one of the dead ever made it to the hospital...try and get it right ! ! ! !

      January 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      Brad, that may be, but no one has CONFIRMED it.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tony Justin

      As usual, Shannon is wrong.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      Actually only one dead confirmed at one partiular hospital. It is not confirmed that all victims went to the same hospital. More than one is connfirmed dead if you check several news sites some have better coverage at one location while some have better coverage at another location.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • kylesan

      Leave it to some idiot like you to split hairs over the kill count. Do the world a favour and go drown yourself.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      Jerry, that's exactly my point. All the different news outlets have conflicting reports. It's disheartening because this is so tragic. It would be nice if the news agencies, all of them, would get the correct info and post it rather than going for the sensational headlines. I'm watching local coverage as well as national coverage and one of the local stations will not report a number dead, besides the one at University Medical Center, because they have not received confirmation. Witnesses are saying that there were 4 dead outside the grocery store, but again, it hasn't been confirmed. The local news is also saying that some victims were taken to Northwest Medical Center, but they won't say anything else because they haven't confirmed it. They even waited until just now to release the suspected shooter's name until they could confirm it. All I'm saying is confirm the info before releasing it.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marty

      regardless it totally nuts what is going on in the world today.....

      January 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • Shannon

      So, the guy who thinks I'm a retard assumes I'm a woman and thinks my children should die. How does this make you any better than the person who did this terrible thing? We wonder what's wrong with our country...take a look at yourselves. It's people who belittle and degrade others that have screwed this society up. Am I perfect? Absolutely not. And I can admit that. Can you?

      January 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • 14401

      She may be wrong, but she's right about the spelling of Tucson. Promounced Tooson.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike in dallas a republican


      January 8, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. scrcktt

    I just got home from a funeral about an hour ago and now this. Jesus is soon to come. Will you be ready?

    January 8, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • bradlastings

      save it, please.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • PbWbIb10

      I am ready.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • UMeat

      scrcktt – your religious insanity is part of the problem.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jimmy

      Jesus may be coming but so is Odin. Who will win in the grudge match of the century? The winner of this fight gets to face off against Shiva in the round of 16

      January 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Caber Wick

      No. I'm not a Christian, nor are a lot of us.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • rh

      The Rep. is Jewish, so she's waiting for him to come the first time.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dude there is no god and you have no proof

      Sucks that you just went to a funeral. ....people die. These people where murdered and there is no god.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • Austin

      L M A O thanks!

      January 8, 2011 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • max

      He came already, got disgusted and left again sorry you missed him.

      January 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • HeyZeus

      I'll be there Jimmy...

      But Vegas has 5:1 on Shiva, she has the reach on the other deities. Although I hear if Hades gets inside, he'll rabbit punch.

      January 8, 2011 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Steve

    A Bush judge was shot and killed...if some of you know it alls know why he was killed plz explain.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • T3chsupport

      Because he was at the wrong place at the wrong time, and the shooter was spraying bullets around?
      Wanna explain why a 9 year old girl died?

      January 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Baycat57

      It's very likely he was just collateral damage, Steve, the shooter didn't know he would be there. Or the nine-year-old child.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jim H

    I got a text message from ABC News saying the congresswoman had died. The source was in law enforcement, they say. So they rushed to the sensational headline.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:12 pm | Report abuse |
  13. America the beautiful

    Bet Boehner won't shed a tear now.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Yes America is Beautiful... your post show an ugly soul...

      January 8, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jerry

      You are probably wrong about that. Emotional people respond emotionally to tragedy and political affiliation has little to do with that.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mike

      Unnamed sources from the FBI are saying off the record on the web that John Boehner has ties to the alleged gunman and may have provided financial payments through a unreported election slush fund

      January 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Beth

    When will the hate-filled, violence-promoting far-right wing nuts learn that their words have consequences? I'm talking about you, Sharron Angle. Shame on you.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      And this post is not hate filled.... read it again .... your wrote it in an emotional state... you immeadiately blame the people you don't like .... even if you don't really know what happened.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary

      Bill you obviously didn't pay attention to what Sharron Angle said last year did you.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mary Ellen

      I immediately thought that someone is acting on the hateful rhetoric we have heard so often lately. It really amazes me that people don't realize that their words have dire consequences.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Louis

    Beck calls for the nut bags to run into the streets and take your country back. If your a nut job and that's all you hear, then you will act on what you feel is the RIGHT thing to do, so who's responsible? Palin, rush, hannity, and the tea party have sold everyone up the river. Look at michell bauckman she is now head of the finance committee, and one of her biggest campaign contributors were the banking giants who donated over 10 million dollars to her campaign. Look it up!! The new speaker of the house aka cry baby, has been backed by the bank lobbyist and payed for his million dollar hobbies like golfing. These are the people who you voted into the grand 112 congress. Yes they advocate violence, and the right voted for the same clowns who are breaking this great country and have been for 40 plus years. We are now killing our freedom to be free thinkers.

    January 8, 2011 at 4:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Wow ... what a post ... Glen Beck sure has a lor of power in this country... I think you are giving people far to much credit and free thinking seems to include fantasy ... at least for you!

      January 8, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brolan

      And yet 6 people are dead, 12 other wounded.

      January 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
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