Posts Tagged ‘Gabrielle Giffords’

Guns in the Capitol

January 14, 2011

Guns in the Capitol

To commemorate the shooting death of a 9-year-old girl, a Congressional Aide and a Federal judge, and the gunshot injury of his colleague Representative Gabrielle Giffords (D, AZ-8), Congressman Louie Gohmert (R, TX-1 ) wants to pack heat in the U.S. Capitol.

Gawker sums it up succinctly: “Dumbest Congress Member Wants Guns on the House Floor.”


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Federal Judge John Roll Assassinated in Arizona

January 8, 2011

Federal Judge John Roll Assassinated in Arizona
John McCarthy Roll, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, was assassinated in Tucson today. Nominated by President George H.W. Bush at the recommendation of Senator John McCain, he joined the court in 1991.

Police have arrested 22-year-old Jared Loughner in the shooting incident, which also killed a 9-year-old girl and four other Americans. Twelve other people were wounded, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D, AZ-8). Rep. Giffords, whose Tucson office was vandalized after her healthcare reform vote, had organized today’s non-political “Congress on Your Corner” event.