Inflammatory Rhetoric and a Gun: Lessons for Oklahoma | Blue Oklahoma
Oklahoma would do well to learn a lesson from today's shooting of Arizona congressional representative Gabrielle Giffords. Today, lone gunman Jared Loughner attended a town meeting, hosted by Rep. Giffords, and opened fire with a handgun. By the time his rampage ended, Loughner killed five people and injured thirteen others. The dead include a nine year old and federal judge John M Roll. No doubt, in the days ahead, we will learn more about Mr. Loughner; but for now; we can deduce from his YouTube videos that Loughner was a disturbed young man with an obsession over illegal immigration and illiteracy. Representative Giffords, who opposed Arizona's legislation calling it "extreme" became an all too easy target.