Body of White House adviser's wife found in burning car
A Washington lobbyist who was the wife of a White House adviser has been found dead inside a burning car in southeast Washington.
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#1 Jan 10, 2011
Someone playing rough in DC ? Perhaps it's just another day of typical crime in the big city. My guess, it's the former.
Since: Sep 07
Everywhere theres air
#2 Jan 10, 2011
I'm waiting for it to be Bush's fault. Or maybe Sara Palin cut the woman's break lines. Come on guys, where's all the crazy finger pointing on this one?
Oh right, no ones trying to ban cars or garages.....
#4 Jan 10, 2011
Shooting tests US West love affair with guns
A billboard in Tucson, Arizona, on January 9, 2011 invites residents to a gun show. Arizona has some of the United States' most relaxed rules on gun ownership, a growing point of controversy after a gunman in Tucson shot and critically injured Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killed six others.— Photo by AFP
TUCSON, Arizona: Months before she was shot in the head, US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords won a tight re-election battle vowing to be “moderate”— including by staunchly backing the right to own guns.
As she lies in critical condition, some are publicly questioning the gun-slinging culture of the American West where weapons at restaurants do not cause a second glance and opposition to guns is considered political suicide.
Jared Loughner, 22, who shot Giffords and killed six others at a grocery store in Tucson, Arizona, bought his semi-automatic Glock handgun two months after he was expelled by a community college for threatening online postings, officials said.
Arizona has some of the most relaxed US laws on guns. Inside Sportsman’s Warehouse, the chain store where prosecutors said Loughner bought the weapon, a sign reads simply that one must be 18 to buy rifles and 21 for handguns.
Clarence Dupnik, the sheriff of Pima County which includes Tucson, deplored the “ridiculous state” of Arizona, where lawmakers have been considering allowing students and teachers to carry guns at schools and universities.
“I think we’re the tombstone of the United States of America,” Dupnik, like Giffords a member of President Barack Obama’s Democratic Party, told reporters.
“I have never been a proponent of letting everybody in this state carry weapons under any circumstances that they want. And that’s almost where we are,” he said.
Frank Lautenberg, a Democratic US senator from New Jersey, on Monday proposed banning the high-capacity ammunition clips used by Loughner as well as by the Virginia Tech student who killed 32 classmates and himself in 2007.
Such calls brought derision at Tucson’s Black Weapons Armory store, where a sign reads,“For the safety of the general public, this is an Obama-free gun zone”.
“Every time the government sticks its nose in, it overreacts and it’s the good people who wind up getting hurt,” said shop owner Tom Rompel, 62.
Rompel said his customers bought guns for hunting or to defend themselves from crime, which he said was rising due to the Mexican border an hour away.
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#5 Jan 11, 2011
This is not a good time to be connected to a politician in any way of any political party.
All these deaths this year can be explained away individually but look at at them collectively and it suggests that something really bad is going down.
#6 Jan 11, 2011
Must have been THREATING to expose some OBAMA TRUTHS
#7 Jan 11, 2011
Now all of the gun control freaks come out of the wood work. Just because one thinks one is crazy and is expelled from school doesnt mean that person is legaly insane or crazy.
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