Feds want Gun Control? Tucson shooter cops plea

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    What in the world were they thinking when they let The Tucson shooter, Jared Loughner, who killed six people in an attempt to murder Rep. Giffords plead guilty to a lesser charge and dodge the death penalty? Didn't Holder's justice dept think they had a good case when the captured the perp literally with a smoking gun in his hand? Why does the Obama administration whine about magazine capacity and assault weapons when they should be seeking the death penalty in this case?
     
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    So, you think it's a good idea to waste millions of taxpayer dollars with many trials and appeals, just to satisfy your bloodlust?
     
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    Granted the Holder "justice dept" doesn't look too competent but how many trials do you think it would take to convict a shooter who was captured with the freaking smoking gun in his hand? Am I missing something about this guy? Is he related to Bill Ayers or a contributor to Huffington? This is a high profile case. Shouldn't we send a message to future political assassins that we are willing to spend a couple of bucks to try to convict this guy and put him on the gurney with a needle in his arm?
     
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    He's crazy. Insanity plea trials are something of a crap shoot, and in this case, prosecutors can't deny outright that he's mentally ill, so they'd have to go with "technically crazy, but not legally crazy", which is rather a fine distinction to try to make with juries.
     
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    Justice shoud be blind, and to a certain extent, unaware of her checking account status.
     

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