Introduction: Jared Loughner


    The video posted by alleged shooter of Congresswomen Gabrielle Giffords and Federal Judge John Roll (who has been confirmed dead) at an event in Tuscon, Arizona today. Can we make out any political motives for this guy?

    The most I can make out of it are the following points:

    – He believes the U.S. Government is trying to control him (“mind control” him)

    – He does not believe in God.

    – He believes firmly in opposing “federalist laws”

    – He believes that the U.S. currency ought be backed by gold and silver.

    • and completely bizarre. That’s about all I can determine from this…

    • than the political discussion, I am desperately hoping we can have a real discussion on the importance of mental health.

      We had an opportunity to do this after the VT shooting, but we didn’t.  Instead, Virginia, like most other states across the country, cut back on mental health benefits and staffing due to deficits and lack of money.