Jan 8, 2011
In addition to wounding Rep. Giffords, the gunman killed six, including federal Judge John Roll and a nine-year-old child. The shooter wounded an additional 12 people.
It is natural to suspect that this heinous act is somehow rooted in the strident partisanship that fills the political arena these days. Maybe or maybe not. By all accounts, the shooter was a loner, with a history of bizarre behavior, and no particular political affiliation.
Perhaps the cost of our particular exercise in freedom includes allowing the seriously mentally ill to easily obtain firearms, but it ought not.
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