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  • Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords launches gun-control initiative

    January 8, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, who was severely wounded two years ago in an Arizona shooting, is launching a group aimed at curbing gun violence and raising enough money to challenge the well-funded gun lobby.

    Giffords, starting the effort called Americans for...

  • Giffords attends vigil marking attack anniversary

    January 9, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords led the Pledge of Allegiance at a vigil marking the one-year anniversary of an attack on the congresswoman and her constituents at a political event.

    Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, attended the candlelight vigil Sunday night at the University...

  • US Rep. Giffords says she feels “pretty good”

    November 15, 2011 | 10:36 am

    Speaking on camera for the first time since she was shot in the head in January, U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords said she feels “pretty good,” in an excerpt of an ABC interview shown on Thursday.

    Asked how she felt, Giffords answered, “Pretty good.” “It’s difficult,” she...

  • Suspected Giffords shooter declared unfit for trial—for now

    May 25, 2011 | 3:58 pm

    U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gifford’s alleged assailant, Jared Loughner, has been ruled unfit for trial but will be reassessed in four months.

    U.S. District Court Judge Larry Burns, ruling Wednesday in Tucson that Loughner does not “have a rational understanding of the proceedings” at this...

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  • Alleged Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner indicted on 49 counts

    By JewishJournal.com

    March 4, 2011 | 1:41 pm

    Eight weeks after the tragic shooting in Arizona Jared Lee Loughner was indicted on 49 counts including murder and attempted murder Friday, CNN.com reports.

    Accused Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner was indicted Friday on 49 counts including murder and attempted murder stemming from...

  • The Precious Center

    By Rob Eshman

    January 11, 2011 | 7:05 pm

    Jared Lee Loughner is crazy. That, more than any other single fact, is to blame for why he walked up to a gathering outside a Tucson Safeway last Saturday and tried to kill Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, murdering six other people in the rampage.

    Maybe the toxic political environment...

  • ADL: Assessing hate speech angle in shooting ‘critical’

    January 11, 2011 | 1:55 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League said it is “critical” to determine whether the man alleged to have shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was influenced by hate speech.

    “It is critical to determine whether the alleged shooter, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, acted alone or with others, and whether...

  • ADL: Giffords wasn’t shot because of her Judaism

    January 11, 2011 | 11:38 am

    An analysis of Internet musings by Jared Lee Loughner dismisses speculation that he may have targeted U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords because she is Jewish.

    “In the end, the writings so far revealed seem to indicate no particular leanings about race, and it is difficult to come away...

  • Alleged Arizona shooter Jared Lee Loughner has Jewish mother, acquaintance says

    January 11, 2011 | 10:18 am

    An acquaintance of Jared Lee Loughner, the accused gunman in the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, says his mother is Jewish.

    Bryce Tierney, a friend of Loughner from high school, told Mother Jones magazine that the alleged gunman posted “Mein Kampf” as a “favorite book”...

  • Always the Jews—not:  Give the maniac credit for what he is

    January 10, 2011 | 10:56 am

    In the aftermath of the tragic and evil shooting of United States Representative Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona, American Jewish news sources have entered the conversation by noting that Rep. Giffords is Jewish and that her attacker, Jared Lee Loughner, has associated with extremist...

  • ADL: Assessing hate speech angle in shooting ‘critical’

    January 10, 2011 | 10:46 am

    The Anti-Defamation League said it is “critical” to determine whether the man alleged to have shot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was influenced by hate speech.

    “It is critical to determine whether the alleged shooter, 22-year-old Jared Lee Loughner, acted alone or with others, and whether...

  • Memo notes Giffords’ Judaism in motives of alleged attacker

    January 9, 2011 | 12:18 pm

    A U.S. Department of Homeland Security memo reportedly notes that Gabriel Giffords is Jewish in describing the motives of the Arizona congresswoman’s alleged assailant.

    The memo, obtained by Fox News Channel, says that Jared Lee Loughner mentioned American Renaissance, an extremist...

  • Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords critical after being shot in the head

    January 8, 2011 | 7:52 pm

    Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) was in critical condition after being shot in the head.

    Giffords was outside one of her signature “Congress at your corner” events outside a Safeway in Tucson, the district she represented, when a gunman approached and shot her in the head.

    The...