Lawmakers rethink security after Arizona shooting
January 9th, 2011
03:39 PM ET
9 years ago

Lawmakers rethink security after Arizona shooting

(CNN) - Lawmakers are weighing the benefit of accessibility with the necessity of security in the aftermath of a shooting at a political meet-and-greet outside an Arizona supermarket.

Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords remained in critical condition Sunday after being shot in the head at the event Saturday. The gunman killed six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl, and wounded 14 others, authorities said. The suspected shooter is in custody.


Filed under: Arizona • Congress • Gabrielle Giffords
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  1. Rick McDaniel

    It appears that the perpetrator, had a personal vendetta. This knee jerk reaction, is totally foolish.

    January 9, 2011 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
  2. kat

    We all need protection for idiots like the one who did the shooting in Arizona. Our Government needs to wake up and stop creating this BIG DIVIDE in the country. We are all Americans, We CAN work together and get along as long as the politicians STOP creating this problem. Class Warefare is WRONG. We all want what's best for our country. I hope the people in Washington will look at the Monsters that they have created in this country and just stop causing problems.
    God Bless America.

    January 9, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  3. Nadeem

    And how will the public get access to their officials, this needs to be in conjunction with common sense gun laws. Every one forgets the opening words of the 2nd ammendment "A well REGULATED melitia ...

    January 9, 2011 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |