News has just broke of a shooting in Arizona which has left at least 5 dead and several others injured, including U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford. Former Governor Sarah Palin is taking serious heat on Twitter at the moment as a result of a tweet she sent back in March which said:
Commonsense Conservatives & lovers of America: ‘Don’t Retreat, Instead – RELOAD!
She also posted a map on her website which shows the crosshairs of a gun sight over congress members. The news of this incident is shocking and surely yet another wake up call for gun control in the US. Palin has since posted a statement to her Facebook profile saying:
My sincere condolences are offered to the family of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the other victims of today’s tragic shooting in Arizona. On behalf of Todd and my family, we all pray for the victims and their families, and for peace and justice.
I think I have diagnosed the real problem which needs a solution. Hopefully after the news of this terrible incident we will hear much less of Mrs Palin.