Wounded Congressman holds "Congress on your Corner"

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    TUCSON, Ariz. — A newly sworn-in congressman who was injured in a mass shooting last year along with then-Rep. Gabrielle Giffords held his first “Congress on Your Corner” event with southern Arizona constituents on Saturday.

    Giffords conducted 21 of the informal meet-and-greet events during her more than four years in office, including one on the day of the shooting — Jan. 8, 2011. The rampage left six dead and 13 wounded, including Giffords and her then-district director, Ron Barber.

    Giffords relinquished the seat in January to concentrate on her recovery from a gunshot wound to the head. Barber, a Democrat, won a special election to replace her earlier this month. He was sworn in Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

    About 300 people showed up at Saturday’s event outside a Tucson grocery store as temperatures topped 100 degrees, Barber spokesman Mark Kimble said. Visitors ranged from other survivors of the mass shooting and well-wishers to people who had concerns about their federal student loans or veteran’s benefits, he said.

    The event had been scheduled to last an hour and a half.

    “But there were so many people, we went three hours,” Kimble said.

    Giffords’ replacement and shooting survivor Ron Barber holds ‘Congress on Your Corner’ event - The Washington Post
     
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    ok, so?
     
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    United States Congress members killed or wounded in office...



    A total of 9 congressman have been wounded...that would include Giffords

    A total of 13 congressman have been killed..That includes RFK for some reason..I thought he was serving as attorney general..

    James Hinds a Republican was killed in Indian Bays in Monroe County, Arkansas, after being shot in the back by George A. Clark, a member of the Ku Klux Klan and the secretary of the Democratic committee of the county
     
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    so every article about this man is going to have the fact he was wounded in it...?
     
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    Sure..You know how democrats are....
     
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    Just a reminder of what we'd be in for in a right wing world, everybody armed a ready to draw at a moment's notice. The wierd thing is that they condsider that civilization!!! :cuckoo:
     
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    lol, oh brother...as we all KNOW the person who shot Gifford's and this man wasn't a right winger, but that still won't stop you all from spreading the lie, will it?
     
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    James Hinds a Republican was killed in Indian Bays in Monroe County, Arkansas, after being shot in the back by George A. Clark, a member of the Ku Klux Klan and the secretary of the Democratic committee of the county
     
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    So?
     
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    I guess he thought this was stop the presses important to know..
    got me
     

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