Democratic Congresswoman shot

Arizona Democrat Gabrielle Giffords was shot and killed at a political rally:

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and six others died after a gunman opened fire at a public event on Saturday, the Pima County, Ariz., sheriff’s office confirms. The 40-year-old Democrat, who was re-elected to her third term in November, was hosting a “Congress on Your Corner” event at a Safeway in northwest Tucson when a gunman ran up and started shooting, according to Peter Michaels, news director of Arizona Public Media.

I have to admit, I’m a little surprised that Americans have begun shooting elected officials instead of bankers. I am even more surprised that it would be an Arizona Democrat that was shot. Of course, this could be the result of a personal issue, for all we know right now.

UPDATE: Now they’re saying that the Congresswoman isn’t dead yet and the shooter is a 22-year old Iraqi War veteran named Jared Laughner.

UPDATE II: Apparently the shooter is a schizoid atheist of some sort. And Rep. Giffords is making a miraculous recovery after being shot in the head and reported dead… now wouldn’t THAT be unexpected.