More Questions on Arizona Shooting of Rep. Giffords

Monday, January 10, 2011

This weekend's shootings in Tucson, Arizona left six dead and 14 injured. Democratic Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords — whom authorities say was the target of the attack — remains in critical condition, while a Congressional aide, a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl are among the dead. The violence was the worst the state has seen in sometime, and in its wake, members of Congress beefed up security detail, while some worried if more attacks were coming. Since then, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner has been charged with attempted assassination. The event appears to be an isolated act of violence, but many are wondering: how did this tragic shooting occur?

Reporter Christopher "Buzz" Conover joins us from KUAZ Public Radio in Tucson with the latest.


Christopher "Buzz" Conover

Comments [3]

David Holzman from Boston

Towards the end of this AM's Takeaway, you had Eduardo Porter, an ardent open borders advocate, claiming that immigration does not reduce Americans' wages. This contradicts a 1997 study by the US National Academy of Sciences, the country's premier research organization. That study found that from 1979-1995, mass immigration reduced the wages of US high school dropouts by nearly 15 percent. You and Porter should also read Porter's colleague Nicholas Kristof's piece on how immigration takes jobs from Americans here
or google "compassion that hurts."
And next time you talk about immigration, you might want to talk to Roy Beck of, or Mark Krikorian of the Center for Immigration Studies to get a more balanced view.

Jan. 12 2011 10:05 AM

"Why is there no talk of the elephant in the room which is gun control? All this talk about vitriolic speech, but what about the availability of guns? That’s what we're not considering."

Jan. 10 2011 09:48 AM
Oklahoma citizen

If the shooter were a Muslim, no one would be talking about his mental state. However, in order to protect "one of our own" we focus on his irrational behavior instead of focusing on the possibility that he is an American terrorist. He called himself a terrorist. This is hypocrisy.

Jan. 10 2011 08:48 AM

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