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Remembering the Victims of the Tucson Shooting

Remembering the Victims of the Tucson Shooting

This past Sunday was the anniversary of the Tucson, Arizona, shooting. One year ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D- AZ) was meeting with her constituents in a supermarket parking lot in Tucson when a mentally disturbed 22-year-old man named Jared Lee Loughner opened fire with a legally purchased automatic weapon.
Using the kind of high-capacity ammunition clip that would have been difficult to purchase if the assault weapons ban were still in effect, Loughner shot Rep. Gifford in the head at point-blank range, almost killing her and leaving her with a severe brain injury. The shooting also wounded 12 other people and killed six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl.

These are the names of those who died– may they not be forgotten:

  • Christina-Taylor Green, 9 years old.
  • Dorothy "Dot" Morris, 76 years old. Survived by her husband George, who was wounded.
  • Dorwan Stoddard, 76 years old. Survived by his wife, Mavy, who was wounded.
  • Rep. Giffords’ Director of Community Outreach Gabriel "Gabe" Zimmerman, 30 years old.
  • U.S. District Judge John Roll, 63 years old.
  • Phyllis Schneck, 79 years old.
Photo courtesy of The Washington Post

Published: 1/11/2012

Categories: Social Justice
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