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Jared Lee Loughner: Palin’s Crosshairs, Obama’s Gun And Glenn Beck’s Hitler

GABRIELLE Giffords is shot in the head by Jared Lee Loughner in Tuscon Arizona. He also shoots 19 others, murdering 6, including a federal judge and a nine-year-old girl.

A country might mourn its gun laws. Between 1994 and 2004 there was a ban on assault weapons in the US. Loughner used a Glock handgun with a high-capacity magazines. They might blame Loughner, a nihilist who wants to kill. The law will deal with him. But in the court of public opinion, Sarah Palin is getting the stick.

The leftwing point to Sarah Plain’s gun-laden rhetoric and say she did it. The rightwing should point to Barack Obama’s gun-laden rhetoric and say he did it.

But Palin is the news story. She produced a map of target political wards using crosshairs (or were they crop marks?), one of which was over Giffords’ name. Gifffords saw it and said:

“Sarah Palin has the cross-hairs of a gunsight over our district – and when people do that, they’ve got to realise there are consequences to that action.”

Current affairs suggest she was making a valid point. And Palin – who told her twitter followers: “Don’t retreat, instead- RELOAD!” – was not alone.

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Posted: 10th, January 2011 | In: Key Posts, Reviews | Comments (32) | Comments RSS feed:RSS 2.0