Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shot at Tucson rally
Andrew Sullivan is live-blogging the shooting today so that’s a very good resource. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson this morning, allegedly by 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner. Laughner appears to be pretty delusional and disturbed. As an Arizona resident, this has been pretty horrible and we’re all pretty shook up over the whole thing. From what I can tell, Laughner isn’t a right-winger or a left-winger, and there’s not much coherent about his motivations. He appears to want to create a new currency, a new religion, and thinks that the government is controlling us through grammar. In other words, I don’t think he was after any congress person in particular, not Giffords for her politics specifically. She was simply the nearest at hand.
Any links or information anyone has please leave them in the comments. A federal judge and a nine-year-old girl were killed today. It looks like Giffords might survive, at least.
What a horrible tragedy.