January 10th, 2011
09:45 PM ET

Accused Arizona Gunman Appears in Court – Join the Live Chat

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Tonight on 360°, we'll have the very latest in the killing of a small child, a federal judge and four others; and the near-deadly shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. We have new insight on the accused gunman who was in court today. We'll have all the angles.

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soundoff (189 Responses)
  1. Lynn

    I meant to write all the victim's families.

    January 10, 2011 at 11:00 pm |
  2. Sue R. Canton MI.

    Goodnight AC360 and fellow bloggers.
    Great show tonight Anderson.

    Hope that something is learned through this horrific tragedy.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  3. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    BTW, P.S...... Wow!!!!! I am surprised new planet discovered....... Awesome Planet! 🙂

    January 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  4. Karoline

    The guy was gonna get a gun one way or another-he had this planned. Whether he bought it at a store or stole one-he was going to do it.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  5. Elise

    Really great show.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  6. sherri warnes from Canada

    @Lisa from canada

    I am from canada as well and our laws are very strict. we dont have mass shootings here. The U.S. Government needs to rewrite there gun laws and take some advice from us here.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  7. Cessy - Chicago

    Anderson: you and your staff ROCK! great reporting!
    have a great night!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:59 pm |
  8. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Have a good night everyone

    January 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  9. Aldo Nava

    Right? Left? Anderson to me it sounds like the Divided states of America, isn't it time that the childish rhetoric of politics be put aside and the people of the Country be represented for a greater good.

    My heart goes to the families of this tragedy

    Concerned from Canada

    January 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  10. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    Good Night Everyone!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  11. Sharon Hastings

    Very excellent coverage tonight on these important issues. 360 does a fine job again. Thank you Anderson for the impartial look at all sides of this tragedy. There are many things to learn from this.

    Good night everyone. Sleep well and stay safe.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  12. Lori

    Anderson, Gloria, Everyone: Good night. May we all have a good night and a better tomorrow.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  13. Emily

    Good night Anderson, 360°Team, Jo Ann, Mike, Megan, Nancy, Nicole, Gloria, Casey, Starr, & Bloggers!

    GREAT Show & Blog!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  14. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Thank you Anderson & Team 360 for another excellent show. Good night as well.

    Good night fellow writers. Thank you for bearing with my typos as my glasses remain broken.
    I wish you All a safe and peaceful day tomorrow.
    Happy to have a New Planet join us!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  15. Marguerite

    Wow a new planet.

    Good night Anderson and everyone.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  16. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    It was just at matter of time for this act of violent.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:58 pm |
  17. Jo Ann, Ohio

    Good night Emily, Mike, Starr, Nicole, Nancy in Oregon, and Megan.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  18. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Good night Anderson, Megan, Susan, Jane, Martina, Nicole, Kim, Emily, Gloria, Mike, Casey, Milan, Vivan, Gabriela, Cessy, Paula, Isabel, David-Indiana, JoAnn, Monica, Kathy, Jane, Gayle, Renee, Caroline, (Danie), Lori, (Adelaide), Heather, BettyAnn, Starr, Sharon, A. Smith, Devin, Karin, Dulcie, Michael, Karen, Miranda, Sree, Nancy, Sue, Kenya, Libby, Nina, Samantha,others and my friend Twitter/Facebook Bloggers!!!!
    See you tomorrow night, Have a great night & Sleep tight everyone!!!

    Have a great/good night, Tight sleep & rest,
    See you tomorrow night!
    Thanks for covering news shooting in Tucson, AZ..... Very indeed sad, Agree with you! 🙂

    January 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  19. Douglas Keachie

    If concealed carry was working so well for AZ, where were the defenders?

    January 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  20. Rose From Calif

    Jared Longhner didn't ever go in front of a judge, that's why he was able to get a gun, and carry it around. In AZ you can carry a gun.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:57 pm |
  21. Jen R

    The gun laws have to take into account that lots of times people will not take the personal risk and effort to pursue things like court orders against scary dangerous people they encounter in life. Keeping guns out of their hands can't depend on that.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:56 pm |
  22. Gloria, Brooklyn, NY

    That the problem, they always covering up for the wrongdoers.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  23. Heather - Spokane, WA

    Dana Loesch is wrong. Our gun laws are not strong, this shooting and the past shootings that have happened proves it

    January 10, 2011 at 10:55 pm |
  24. Kaytee

    No one is to blame but the shooter. But I'm sorry, words do have consequences. And they do need to tone it down. And I'm so tired of them trying to make us believe its the same on both sides. Its not!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  25. Rose From Calif

    In AZ, you can carry any kind of gun there.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  26. Carrie

    Too much rhetoric yes from the Repub side, talking about aiming and shooting targets on their ads and while campaigning, we have too many loonies in this country with guns; we don’t need guns… yes to Gun Control!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  27. Paula, Colorado

    I think the intent for most political rhetoric is for impact, not to incite violence–though there does need to be greater sensitivity to words and images used in light of such incidents as this in Arizona.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm |
  28. Rose From Calif

    Jared, didn't have any criminal record...recored in any court.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  29. Jason Whitaker

    It's not about the "gun" or how he obtained it. That is the right of all Americans. The truth lies in the fact that he was not properly counseled on the 2nd amendment . Although everyone has the right to bare arms, some should be monitored while baring those arms. Semi-automatic weapons, I believe, are not what our founding fathers meant by those words. Washington, Jefferson, Franklin, and others never imagined that we as people of The United States of America would use those weapons against each other. Those words were written to assure the safety of us citizens towards those that want to take our liberties; not to use against each other for simple violence.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  30. lisal -canada

    hope this shooting is an isolated incident – this is NOT the kind of thing we want to see under "trending"

    January 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  31. Lisa

    Hi Anderson;

    What I don't understand is how these shootings are happening? I live in Canada and we have very strict gun laws. Mass shootings are so rare here. Maybe the U.S. Government should look at what's working up here. Try harder to get those guns off the streets and not so easy to aquire. For example: We can't just open fire when someone steps on our property.
    By the way, I support Obama!

    January 10, 2011 at 10:53 pm |
  32. Megan Dresslar - Shoreline, WA

    Heather – Spokane, WA
    Hopefully Rep. Griffin has no damage to her brain

    I hope not be damage her brain........ I hope so.... I agree.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  33. Starr, formerly known as vincent

    Here we go again – the finger pointing by both parties as to who caused this shooting to occur.
    Although there is no evidence of a politcal motive, just the fact that this man chose to attempt to assinate a member of Congress does seem to lean towards some kind of political motive!
    Either way, the toxic politics that have been going on since 2000, has, in my mind, contributed a level of rage in this country that cannot be ignored.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  34. Emily

    This "political rhetoric" has been equal on both sides, I think.
    I remember all that was said about George W.Bush when he was President. I can recall seeing people burning an effigy of a George Bush likeness. It was all called, “freedom of speech”.
    I'm pleased that on AC360°, yous focused on mental illness rather than politicize this tragedy.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  35. Marilyn Mathes

    (This is my first blog response) Great group of responders on such a tragic event. My hope has been that we would not be finger pointing each other's political party but be united in our grief and be able to find ways to prohibit such grim actions in our country. I thought we had risen above the blame game...then Bill Maher spewed his untruthful rant on the Republicans and Palin! Too bad.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  36. Janis

    I also heard the sheriff say that there was a bill before the Arizona legislature to legalize guns on University campus's. I would hate to be a law enforcement officer in Arizona with concealed weapon laws and Mexican drug cartels next door. His life is very very serious business when it comes to guns. I take him very seriously – he's in a bad spot – his men are in a very bad spot.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:52 pm |
  37. Helen

    I heard a neighbor brought Christina to the event. Have we heard from he or she?

    January 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  38. Sharon Hastings

    That clip of Rep. Giffords talking about being in the "crosshairs" and the consequences of that sort of imagery is so eery considering what happened to her. It is food for thought for sure.

    January 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
  39. gloria bristol aka grannie

    Why have we become such a mean people, what happen to treat others as you want to be treated. Words are powerfull, please be mindfull of that

    January 10, 2011 at 10:51 pm |
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