What People Are Saying About The AZ Shooting.

Posted: January 13, 2011 in political quotes, Political Stuff
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“In the final analysis, when we get the final answer [to] why did this fellow do this, the answer will come from psychology, not from sociology or political science.” –former House Majority Leader Dick Armey

“If crazed gunmen are sadly a periodic characteristic of American culture, so are political vultures who scavenge political capital as they pick through the horrific violence.” –historian Victor Davis Hanson

“Those who try to connect Sarah Palin and other political figures with whom they disagree to the shootings in Arizona use attacks on ‘rhetoric’ and a ‘climate of hate’ to obscure their own dishonesty in trying to imply responsibility where none exists. But the dishonesty remains. … [T]hose who purport to care about the health of our political community demonstrate precious little actual concern for America’s political well-being when they seize on any pretext, however flimsy, to call their political opponents accomplices to murder.” –law professor Glenn Reynolds

“If there is anything more frightening or sad about [the Arizona shootings], it is that anyone would try to lay the blame on anyone else’s doorstep, other than that of the sick kid who carried this out.” –Arizona’s Cochise County Sheriff Larry Dever

“Far from serving as fodder for the anti-gunners (save as they pervert the story to make it fit their template), the shooting in Tucson reminds us that when the criminal mind acts on its inclinations, its would-be victims must be prepared to take the necessary steps to stop the perpetrator in his tracks. Clearly, this is best achieved by lawfully carrying a handgun on our persons: a handgun with which we are familiar, and which we are willing to use to defend our own lives and the lives of other innocents.” –columnist AWR Hawkins

“This shouldn’t happen in this country or anywhere else, but in a free society, we’re going to be subject to people like this. I prefer this to the alternative.” –John Green, the father of 9-year-old Christina Green, who was murdered in Tucson

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