"As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal and oddly obsessed with the 2012 prophecy." She also described him as "more left." -- Caitie Parker, writing on Twitter of Jared Loughner, a high school and college classmate and who was in a band with the gunman. She said she hadn't seen him since 2007. (Source, World Net Daily.)
From the Associated Press:
The suspect Loughner was described by a former classmate as a pot-smoking loner, and the Army said he tried to enlist in December 2008 but was rejected for reasons not disclosed.
Federal law enforcement officials were poring over versions of a MySpace page that included a mysterious "Goodbye friends" message published hours before the shooting and exhorted his friends to "Please don't be mad at me."
In one of several YouTube videos, which featured text against a dark background, Loughner described inventing a new U.S. currency and complained about the illiteracy rate among people living in Giffords' congressional district in Arizona.
"I know who's listening: Government Officials, and the People," Loughner wrote. "Nearly all the people, who don't know this accurate information of a new currency, aren't aware of mind control and brainwash methods. If I have my civil rights, then this message wouldn't have happen (sic)."
In Loughner's middle-class neighborhood - about a five-minute drive from the scene - sheriff's deputies had much of the street blocked off. The neighborhood sits just off a bustling Tucson street and is lined with desert landscaping and palm trees.
Neighbors said Loughner lived with his parents and kept to himself. He was often seen walking his dog, almost always wearing a hooded sweat shirt and listening to his iPod.
Loughner's MySpace profile indicates he attended and graduated from school in Tucson and had taken college classes. He did not say if he was employed.
High school classmate Grant Wiens, 22, said Loughner seemed to be "floating through life" and "doing his own thing."
"Sometimes religion was brought up or drugs. He smoked pot, I don't know how regularly. And he wasn't too keen on religion, from what I could tell," Wiens said.
Lynda Sorenson said she took a math class with Loughner last summer at Pima Community College's Northwest campus and told the Arizona Daily Star he was "obviously very disturbed." ''He disrupted class frequently with nonsensical outbursts," she said.
In October 2007, Loughner was cited in Pima County for possession of drug paraphernalia, which was dismissed after he completed a diversion program, according to online records.
We'll hear more than we ever wanted to know about this homicidal lefty nutburger's "philosophy" in the coming days.
The question will be -- how much use will the collectivist disarmament blood dancers make of this? Much, I suspect. Although they have not yet released the facts on where this loon got his 9mm Glock, Expect more howls of "gun show loopholes" and calls for bans on extended magazines. The fact that the target was a Congresswoman will resonate in DC, even -- perhaps especially -- among the GOP whose principles are often non-existent on a windy day.
This hands the advocates of Leviathan a huge propaganda weapon -- almost on the scale of the OKC bombing. It seems likely that this is the act of a lone madman, but in any case the blood dancers and the collectivist tyrant wannabes will push their advantage.
The White House, frightened about the "Project Gunwalker" scandal and the death of Border Patrol officer Brian Terry at the muzzle of a rifle smuggled with a wink and a nod from ATF breaking out into the major news media, can now breathe a huge sigh of relief. This horrific madness will suck all the air out of that story for the next weeks.
As Three Percenters, we must stand by our principles and be ready for what comes. And if that is more infringements on our liberties passed with the complicity of a frightened GOP, then we must resist by every means consistent with those principles -- refusal, uncivil disobedience and, ultimately, self-defense.
Mike , As to source of the pistol ..
" By November, Loughner had bought a Glock, purchased legally from a Sportsman's Warehouse in Tucson, the Associated Press and Washington Post reported."
Why does the media fail to describe this shooting for what it is: an assassination???
As the Rule Of Aristocrats (aka Too Big to Fail) replaces the Rule Of Law, and as street violence becomes the only recourse for a people denied, among other rights, peaceful public protest, America is thus degenerating into Third World nation status. Public discourse in Arizona will soon be indistinguishable from that of Central America.
Time for the truthtellers...us...to drive the truth home and shout it from the rooftops. The lefties have let loose their evil insanity and started killing patriot elected. Olberhmann and other asstalkers (insert names of rest of the Marxist inciters to mayhem) are you happy now, Lefties? This is one o yours and he is following your calls to overthrow our lawful government of We the People.
He also listed the Communist Manifesto and Mein Kampf in his 'favorite books' on his myspace page....
He also tried to enlist but was 'politely refused' for undisclosed reasons.
Mike's right on the title of this post: "Homicidal Lefty Nutburger...", because that's exactly what he is (until they exercise the death penalty on his sorry ass).
Mike, on Facebook I've been taking the approach that he is simply insane and attempting to pin him to one side or the other is also.
I think we should call for sanity in reacting to and dealing with this. All the knee-jerk stuff we know is coming is really just more insanty.
I think far more attention needs to be paid to the fact that Congressman Giffords was not a moderate, she was only slightly less progressive/fascist than two of the worst in the US government's House of Representatives; Pastor and Grijalva, in fellow border county districts. She was anti-self defense, pro-Obamacare, and most other leftwing programs.
She's being billed as a moderate in our local paper, she was anything but that in actuality. Prepare for her to be made some sort of saint, like Lincoln was.
Moving on, Chief US District Court Judge, John Roll, was also a progressive/fascist; one who gave standing for illegal immigrants to sue Arizona ranchers who defended their property against the Mexican invaders.
All of which begs the question, "are we FreeFor, or are we going to go along with the deification of those two and perhaps others"?
Let us, together, congratulate the soon-to-be-confirmed Director of the BATFE, Mr. Andrew Traver.
In this day and age, with the dangers posed by guns in our society, it is comforting to know that dedicated public servants such as Mr. Traver are at the forefront on this fight. (/sarc)
Just as an interesting aside...
I'm wondering where in the world those newly armed AZ citizens were in all this.
Why didn't someone take out this sorry snake after the first shot - or before, if humanly possible.
Not a single sovereign citizen in the crowd? Nobody but unarmed victims present? In Arizona?
I've heard reports that NCIS background checks by FFLs have been "delayed".
I feel sorry for the guy's dog, for having such a bad human. And then there are the humans he shot.
@ mama liberty:
It was a democratic rally. I have my doubts that any of the attending crowd woud have been carrying (if any).
I expect high capacity magazines will go away completely after this.
I've seen reports that there was return fire. Unfortunately it seems to have been late and ineffective.
Pat, I hear you. When I read Giffords' "pro-gun" votes from her website, it's just more "reasonable restriction." Her support of Obamacare speaks volumes. And the judge ... I remember being outraged when I heard about him favoring illegal immigrants over an American citizen.
When all is analyzed, it may be that they were shot simply because Loughner lived in walking distance and wanted to get in the history books and advance fascism in America by martyring some fellow-travelers. And to get his plan to save the world web pages read.
Live Fox and CNN reports from last night were detailing a second suspect-older, late 40's, longer grayish hair.
I don't get the feel of Loughner being able to pull off an assassination attempt or mass murder without someone guiding him. I'm very suspicious and if news of the 2nd Gunman disappears into the media black hole then that's as good an answer as we'd get. I would not put it past the enemy to make a sacrifice like that to push for more gun control.
Buy what you need RIGHT NOW. They will most certainly shove every other concern off to the side to push for whatever gun control legislation they can push through.
There's a Republican majority in the House, which contains a strong Tea Party contingent. I doubt anything substantive in the way of gun control legislation will get past the House.
Not if they want to get reelected in 2 years that is. And they know it.
This whole affair does not "smell" right. We need to be looking for what is being hidden by this unfortunate event.
Are they going to make life hard on us? Of course, did anyone think that they are not looking to "events of opportunity"?
The longer that this political environment goes on (and there is nothing leading me to see it getting better) the more loonies are going to crawl out from under the rocks. This is just a simple truth. The more these events are used to tighten the closer we get to everyone telling us to cave for the good of their safety. Some will listen and others won't. It is the way of the world.
Reagan was correct when he said there is no where else to go. We will be the first and last free place left on the planet in our lifetime.
High caps don't matter if you buy belt-fed instead.
Magazines are easy enough to make, using wood or metal blocking and an automobile fender, as material. That isn't the problem. The use of propaganda and indoctrination by the media and lefty politicians, is the problem.
The truth has no place with them, unless it is a truth they purposefully construct, which advances Marxism.
The second individual sought turns out to be the cab driver who dropped off the shooter - completely uninvolved.
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