Gabrielle Giffords

Giffords Known for Her Openness and Judaism

01/09/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The event was typical Gabrielle Giffords: no barriers, all comers -- Democrats, Republicans and independents welcome to talk about what was on their minds and in their hearts.

While she was deep in a conversation with an older couple about health care -- the issue for which she was willing to risk her career -- a gunman strode up to the Arizona congresswoman and shot her point blank in the head.

Did Heated Rhetoric Play Role in Shooting of Giffords?

01/09/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- The 8th District in southern Arizona represented by U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords comprises liberal Tucson and its rural hinterlands, which means moderation is a must. But it also means that spirits and tensions run high.

Giffords’ office in Tucson was ransacked in March following her vote for health care reform -- a vote the Democrat told reporters that she would cast even if it meant her career. She refused to be cowed, but she also took aim at the hyped rhetoric. She cast the back-and-forth as part of the democratic process.

Shooter Held in Arizona Attack, Feds Probing Ties to Hate Group

01/09/2011

(JTA) – The gunman that shot 17 people, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, is currently being held by police and has been described as "unstable."

The gunman, identified by media as Jared Lee Loughner, on Saturday shot 17 people, killing six of them, including a 9-year old girl and a federal judge, John Roll. The gunman was tackled and arrested.

Giffords (D-Ariz.) remained in critical condition Sunday morning after being shot in the head.

Giffords Staffer Gabe Zimmerman Killed in Arizona Shooting

01/09/2011

(JTA) -- Gabe Zimmerman, director of community outreach for Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, was killed in the Arizona shooting that killed six and injured 11 others, including Giffords.

Giffords (D-Ariz.) remained in critical condition Sunday morning after being shot in the head.

Giffords was outside one of her signature "Congress at your corner" events outside a Safeway in Tucson, the district she represented, when a gunman approached and shot her in the head on Saturday.

Giffords shooting: Figures it was Arizona

My first reaction on hearing of the attempted assassination of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz) in a Tuscon Safeway parking lot: it figures it was Arizona.

In a country where political rage and incitement pose as entertainment and the gun lobby successfully boosts a radical, mostly insane view that the rights of gun owners trump all other rights, Arizona is a place where this sickness rages with particular virulence.

Gabrielle Giffords Critical After Being Shot in the Head

01/09/2011
JTA

WASHINGTON (JTA) -- Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was in critical condition after being shot in the head.

Giffords was outside one of her signature "Congress at your corner" events outside a Safeway in Tucson, the district she represented, when a gunman approached and shot her in the head.

The gunman, identified by media as Jared Lee Loughner, shot 17 people, killing six of them, including a 9-year old girl and a federal judge, John Roll. The gunman was tackled and arrested.

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