Sunday, January 09, 2011

Domestic Acts of Cowards

Yesterday a man in AZ. opened fire on a group of people gathered to see Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords outside a Safeway. During this horrendous attack he killed six people and critically wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. The shooter in this attack was tackled by a bystander while try to flee and is being held by AZ Authorities, a second man is being sought for questioning as a possible co-conspirator.

My Heart goes out to the family and friends of  the victims U.S. District Judge John Roll, 63; Christina Greene, 9; Giffords aide Zimmerman, 30; Dorothy Morris, 76; Dorwin Stoddard, 76; and Phyllis Scheck, 79.

This senseless act is a direct result of the poison rhetoric of the far right. I'm sure that the likes of Sarah Palin and Sharron Angle should hold some responsibility for attack because of statements that they have made directly and indirectly. Statements like "Second Amendment remedies" and posting maps on your website where certain other political candidates are represented with bulls-eyes is ridiculous. I hope that they are a shamed of themselves. I hope that they feel sick to their stomachs and can't even look in the mirror and face themselves. Because this attack is sick and makes me feel so angry I don't even care if the assailant  is put to death.

I'm not against freedom of speech and the rights of gun owners. However the use of a firearm is not an acceptable means of political discord. If you do not like your current political representation then there are other means to voicing your opinion. This was an act of domestic terrorism, the idiot that carried out this is not a Martyr he is a criminal plain and simple. If he acted as part of a larger conspiracy I hope that his associates face the same level of prosecution as the trigger-man. Whoever these other cowards may be I hope they are hunted down like vermin.

Christina was only 9.

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