It’s all Sarah Palin’s fault! Well, at least that was the incantation of most of the media and all but one of the gun control politicians. The gun control advocates in power are still going to use this shooting to push through another freedom-limiting legislation because Sarah used what appeared to be rifle scope sights on maps indicating which of the Democrats up for re-election would be campaign targets. Had she used arrows, I suppose Native Americans would be banned from walking or standing within 100’ of any campaign offices or election polls.
Jared Loughner’s peers paint a different picture of him from the initial media projected right-wing nut case. They portray the shooter as being a pot smoking left-of-center loony who once worked for Gabrielle’s re-election campaign. As a Blue-Dog Democrat, she may have been more moderate in her politics than his thinking, because his favorite reading material included the ideology and teachings of National Socialist German Worker’s Party (more along Barack’s line of thought).
So, the idiots in Washington will use the incident to legislate, regulate and handcuff the citizens once again. From THE HILL by Peter Schroeder: “Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) reportedly plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress.” Also included in the bill is a provision for public official personal offense (POPO). If you are caught chewing gum with your mouth open in the presence of an elected official, you will be ordered to report to a dentist to have between one and three teeth extracted, depending on how insulted the official claims to have been.
Let the idiots elect their peers or get out and vote in every election. Any mistakes made last year can be corrected 2012.