Here is video of Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne on CNN discussing his plan to have at least one person in every school armed with a firearm for the protection of students. The AG proposes it be the school principal – or someone he/she designates – who would be trained in the use of a firearm.
Predictably, the CNN host is appalled at the idea, arguing against common sense itself that there is no evidence that having an armed guard in a school would be of any benefit against an intruder!
One thing it would guarantee is that the bad guy would not be the only person in the school with a gun.
Here is a video report on the arrest of 63-year old James Eric Fuller yesterday for threatening an Arizona Tea Party Leader during a taping of ABC News’ This Week with Christiane Amanpour. During the taping, Fuller – who suffered two gunshot wounds during the Tucson Mass Shooting – became enraged at the Tea Party Leader for saying any discussion of “gun control” should wait until all the victims of the shooting are buried. Fuller reportedly then took a picture of the man and yelled, “You’re dead.” He was then arrested and taken to a hospital for “mental health evaluation.”
Fuller had been critical of Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin’s rhetoric during this past week in the wake of the shooting, actually being quoted as saying: “It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle and the rest got their first target.”
Here is a video report on news that President Obama will head to Arizona tomorrow to speak at a Memorial Service in honor of the victims of the Tucson Mass Shooting. Obama was reportedly invited by the University of Arizona to speak at the service. According to the report, no word yet on whether Obama will address “the divisive political climate” in the country.
We’ll see if Obama takes the high road and does not seek to use this tragedy for more political advantage than just the optics of showing up and speaking. I hope that’s the case. But it would not surprise me if he will seek to advance the Left’s meme that the shooting is somehow related to the “vitriolic political speech” in the country today. Of course, his own – “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun” statement, won’t be on the table for discussion!
Here is raw video of the aftermath in Tuscon following the mass shooting today that hit 18 people today, with six people killed. One of those critically wounded was Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head. She came through surgery, and is in ICU in very serious condition tonight. A lone gunman was taken into custody – Jared Lee Laughner.
Here is a breaking news video report that Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot today in Tucson, Arizona during an event outside a Safeway Grocery Store. A man reportedly approached the event and opened fire on Giffords and others, wounding Giffords and others.
Fox News is saying Giffords has been shot in the head. MSNBC just reported that she has been “gravely injured.”
UPDATE 3:20 PM CT: Here is a doctor at the University of Arizona Hospital saying Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is now out of surgery and is in ICU. I did not catch it on video, but he said that a single bullet had passed “through and through” her brain, but that he is “as optimistic as it gets” with this kind of injury. On the video, the doctor also confirmed that a nine-year-old child has died from the shooting.
UPDATE 3:00 PM CT: Here is a Tucson Hospital Spokeswoman confirming that Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords is alive and in surgery with a head wound. All those wounded are in “critical” or “serious” condition.
UPDATE 2:25 PM CT: Here is local news video confirming that the shooter of Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been taken into custody after shooting her and several others at a public event outside a Tucson, Arizona Grocery Store.
UPDATE 1:51 PM CT: Here is CNN Video of an eyewitness on the scene describing what he has seen. There are many conflicting reports as to Giffords’ condition. Most now seem to be saying she IS still alive and in surgery – but in very bad condition:
UPDATE 1:30 PM CT: NBC News, NPR now reporting that Rep. Giffords is dead along with several others. However, another report on NBC just had the local Sheriff on the scene saying that she is “still alive” but in very serious condition. He confirmed that five people have been killed.
Here is a video report out of Tucson, Arizona station KGUN on a campaign staffer for incumbent Democrat Rep. Raul Grijalva reportedly taking some yard signs belonging to GOP candidate Ruth McClung and “putting them in his car.” The staffer reportedly admitted to the local TV reporter he was “going to throw them away.” McClung is challenging Grijalva in Arizon’a 7th Congressional District, once thought to be a shoe-in for Grijalva. But McClung is running strong. Right now, we have this race rated as a “tossup.”
Below is video of an interview McClung did with local station KGUN. She does not comment on this story, but the interview gives you a good idea of how capable this 28-year old is, and why she is running so strong against Grijalva.
Here is a truly devastating new ad out by John McCain’s campaign against his Democrat Senate opponent – Rodney Glassman. It uses footage of Glassman singing, and inserts clips of him praising Barack Obama and the entire radical Obama agenda. This is one of the best ads of the year!
Here is another installment of the “Jack Webb Schools…….” video series. This time, he schools Attorney General Eric Holder on the Arizona anti-Illegal Immigration Law.
I like Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. But her opening statement in the Arizona Governor’s Debate was about as bad as it gets. She seemed at a total loss for words, and the opening / closing statements in a debate are the easy parts. You can write them out ahead of time and memorize them! Probably just a bad night for her, but she can’t let this happen again.
Here is video of Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain during his victory speech last night, where he predicted the GOP would regain majorities in both the House and the Senate. He vowed they would use those majorities to “Repeal and Replace ObamaCare.”
McCain won a nearly two-to-one victory over challenger J.D. Hayworth in yesterday’s Arizona Republican Primary.
Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain has been declared the winner in the Republican Primary against challenger J.D. Hayworth. With around 20% of the precints reporting, McCain had a huge 59%-30% lead over Hayworth. Many had believed Hayworth had a chance to knock McCain off in the primary.
MSNBC: U.S. Sen. John McCain has defeated conservative challenger J.D. Hayworth in the Republican primary in his bid for a fifth term.
McCain faced an aggressive challenge from Hayworth two years after his tough loss in pursuit of the White House. Hayworth attempted to tap into anti-incumbent rage that has taken down other lawmakers this year while hammering the longtime senator on immigration.
McCain responded by spending nearly $20 million through Aug. 4 and taking a harder stance on border issues amid the debate over the controversial immigration law in Arizona. . . . Read More
Getting ready for tonight’s Primary Election Results from Arizona and Florida in particular. Five states are voting. Below are some links to where you can get live election results. Politico has results from all five of tonight’s primaries:
Here is a nice summary on the five primaries that will be held today, which includes the states of Arizona and Florida:
Political Wire: Five states — Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and Vermont — go to the polls today “but only three of them can point to primary elections that are being closely monitored by a national audience,” Politico reports.
“In Alaska and Arizona, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and John McCain (R-AZ) face vigorous challenges from the right. In Florida, the open Senate and gubernatorial contests have attracted self-funding outsider candidates whose free-spending candidacies are testing the resolve of each party’s political establishment.”
However, there’s also an interesting and competitive race in Vermont where five Democrats are battling for their party’s nomination to face Brian Dubie (R) in the fall election.
Polls close in Florida and Vermont at 7 pm ET, in Arizona at 9 pm ET, in Oklahoma at 8 pm ET, in Arizona at 9 pm ET and in Alaska at 12 am ET. . . . Read More
McCain is expected to win over Hayworth in Arizona. Something to watch will be the total turnout numbers for Republicans and Democrats in these states. That could be a strong signal as to what will happen in November.