Saturday, January 8, 2011
Our thoughts and prayers are with Congresswoman Giffords and all the families involved in today's tragic events
Today someone opened fire at an event held at a local Safeway grocery store where Congresswoman Giffords was meeting and greeting members of our community and listening to their concerns. KVOA reports that nineteen people were injured. Five people have died including a 9 year old girl and a federal judge. Our hearts go out to those who have lost family members or have loved ones who are injured.
This senseless act of violence has shocked many of us in our community. On Thursday, I went grocery shopping at the Safeway at Ina and Oracle where this occurred. Things like this don't happen in Tucson. They shouldn't happen anywhere in America.
Those of you who have followed me for a long time know that I wasn't the hugest supporter of Congresswoman Giffords. I emailed her on various issue from health care to immigration. She was always so respectful in her responses even when she disagreed with me. I respected her endless efforts to serve the people of southern Arizona.
At times like these, we are drawn to our knees to plead for those who are injured and for their families.