If you do then you should read this.
Answer by dancer at 2:32 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by LindaClement at 2:33 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
He was a psycho, just like Nidal Hassan
unfortunately, its hard to tell the crazies apart from the politics of today
also, the dept. og homeland security believe he may have been involved in a HATE GROUP and were pissed about immigration and Gifford's stance on it.
So you got a hate group filling this psycho's head....who was probably having a psychotic break...explosive
Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:34 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Without reading the link, NO, I don't think it was politically motivated. At least not in my mind. He seemed (by his writings) that he has mental issues that haven't been addressed. In his mind? It sounded as though he saw it as political, but not in the liberal / conservative/ democrat / republican sense. His talk about currency and grammar caused me to scratch my head.
Answer by QuinnMae at 2:36 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
No, but I do think some people are TRYING really hard to make it about politics.
This is a good accounting (with lots of links) of the shooter. I think he just targeted Giffords because she represented his district, and (due to his psychosis) blamed her for his perception of societal ills of the community they shared. Like I said....psychosis!
Answer by LoriKeet at 2:43 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by NotPanicking at 2:46 PM on Jan. 9, 2011
Answer by Bethsunshine at 2:48 PM on Jan. 9, 2011