The article below is from az-central.com.
One year ago Rep.Gabrielle(Gabby)Giffords was shot in the head.
Six people we killed and 13 including Gabby Giffords.
Her shooter was a mental case that should have been reported.
But due to the political correctness of college campuses he was not.
So he was able to legally buy the handgun used in the shooting.
We need to take a moment and say a prayer for all of the involved.


 Rep. Gabrielle Giffords arrived in Tucson on Friday to commemorate the first anniversary of the Jan. 8, 2011, mass shootings. Her first stop was her congressional office, where she participated in an intimate and emotional ceremony to honor slain staffer Gabe Zimmerman.

Giffords’ staff gathered to dedicate a permanent memorial that will welcome visitors to her office: a large photo of Zimmerman and a memorial plaque that rests on a stand below it.
“Gabe was our brother and friend,” Giffords’ office said via Facebook, where staffers also shared a photo of Giffords next to the memorial. “We will always miss his hopeful optimism and commitment to Southern Arizona.”


Zimmerman’s parents, extended family, and fiancee, Kelly O’Brien, were also in attendance.

Giffords did not speak formally at the occasion, said Giffords spokesman Mark Kimble, but “she walked around and said hi to everybody and hugged everyone there.”
The event began a difficult weekend for Giffords and her staff, Kimble said.
“Everyone was very emotional,” Kimble said.
Zimmerman, 30, was one of six killed and 13 wounded, including Giffords, when a gunman opened fire at a meet-and-greet the congresswoman was hosting outside a Safeway grocery store near Tucson.
The memorial is “something we’ve been planning since Jan. 9,” Kimble said. “It just took us a while to come up with the right thing.”
The plaque below Zimmerman’s photo includes a copy of a resolution passed by the House of Representatives in honor of the victims, and words from Zimmerman’s family and co-workers that speak about his dedication to his job, Kimble said.
Giffords attended the event along with her husband, retired Navy Capt. and astronaut Mark Kelly.
Giffords also will appear at a candlelight vigil Sunday to mark the first anniversary of the shooting, Kimble said. It begins at 6:30 p.m. on the University of Arizona mall.

Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/01/06/20120106giffords-arrives-in-tucson-shooting-anniversary.html#ixzz1iovnSXTm

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