Breaking - US Congresswoman shot dead

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Just breaking, US Congresswoman, Gabrielle Gifford (Dem.-Arizona) was shot dead in Arizona. Reports are that 12 people were shot and 5 of them are dead are dead. Ms Giffords husband is astronaut Mark Kelly. Ms Gifford was shot in the head.
 
#2
oh dear, random nutter or terrorist?
 
#4
just been checking her out online, seems she was pro-choice so possibly anti-abortionists

BBC news24 have just said shes not dead but undergoing emergency surgury to head injury, hope they're right
 
#6
The anti-abortion mob have previous, though usually they shoot doctors who have carried out abortions.

But also worth remembering that the only major terrorist attack on US soil post 9/11 was the shooting of soldiers at Fort Hood.
 
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Mixed reports as to whether she is alive. The county Sheriff says she is dead.

Her husband, Captain Mark Kelly USN is a decorated for valor veteran if the Gulf war.
 
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just been checking her out online, seems she was pro-choice so possibly anti-abortionists

BBC news24 have just said shes not dead but undergoing emergency surgury to head injury, hope they're right
She also served on several congressional committees - including Armed Forces and Foreign Affairs...
 
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The anti-abortion mob have previous, though usually they shoot doctors who have carried out abortions.

But also worth remembering that the only other major terrorist attack on US soil since 9/11 was the shooting of soldiers at Fort Hood.
one report says its a teenager/20-something and hes in custody

possibly anti-abortion, neo-nazi (shes jewish) random loon or just someone out to make a name for themselves
 
#12
Whatever the reason, she did'nt deserve it. And neither did the other poor buggers who got hit.

RIP, and condolances to the families.
 
#13
Whatever the reason, she did'nt deserve it. And neither did the other poor buggers who got hit.

RIP, and condolances to the families.
very true and i share your sentiments
 
#14
Whatever the reason, she did'nt deserve it. And neither did the other poor buggers who got hit.

RIP, and condolances to the families.

Currently mixed reports as to whether dead or in surgery.

she may be D and I am R but I agree fully.

News reports here are that the FBI is taking over the investigation which FYI is normal procedure for assassination or attempt on a Federal official.

Her Husband is Captain Mark Kelly. Her brother in law is her husband's identical twin, Captain Scott Kelly USN who also an astronaut and is currently in space as commander of the International Space Station.
 
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Currently mixed reports as to whether dead or in surgery.

she may be D and I am R but I agree fully.

News reports here are that the FBI is taking over the investigation which FYI is normal procedure for assassination or attempt on a Federal official.

Her Husband is Captain Mark Kelly. Her brother in law is her husband's identical twin, Captain Scott Kelly USN who also an astronaut and is currently in space as commander of the International Space Station.
Do Congressmen/women usually have security when in public, or is it decided on a case by case basis?
 
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Do Congressmen/women usually have security when in public, or is it decided on a case by case basis?
they are entitled to protection by officers of the US Capitol police, however I think they have the right to turn it down
 
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a federal judge is apprantly amoungst the dead

I suspect someone will be getting the needle and the local US Marshals office will be hiring a few new deputies
 
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a federal judge is apprantly amoungst the dead

I suspect someone will be getting the needle and the local US Marshals office will be hiring a few new deputies
If there was a CP detail, they will be having an interview without coffee or biscuits with their boss. Bad enough to lose the Principal, never mind another VIP as well.

But most likely, since the scumbag had time to fire so many shots without being slotted himself, that there was no armed security in the immediate area.
 

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