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    Tucson Shooting Victim Who Blamed Palin Arrested for Death Threat

    Tucson Shooting Victim Who Blamed Palin Arrested for Death Threat

    I posted yesterday about Eric Fuller, who blamed Sarah Palin and others for the Tucson shooting by Jared Loughner.

    Now Fuller has been arrested for making a death threat against a local tea party leader:

    The meeting room at St. Odilia’s Catholic Church on the city’s northwest side was packed with local dignitaries, witnesses to the mass shooting Jan. 8, some of the witnesses to the shootings and the first responders to the scene for a taping of an ABC-TV special, a town hall event, at 11 a.m. Saturday. Host of the program, This Week, is Christianne Amanpour. The show will air at 7 a.m. Sunday on KGUN9-TV.

    Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head at close range last Saturday by a lone gunman. She survived. A total of six people were killed. Nineteen were shot.

    Jared Loughner, 22, a former Pima Community College student, is the sole suspect in the shootings. He is in FBI custody.

    Toward the end of the town hall meeting Saturday morning, one of the shooting victims, J. Eric Fuller, took exception to comments by two of the speakers: Ariz. state Rep. Terri Proud, a Dist. 26 Republican, and Tucson Tea Party spokesman Trent Humphries.

    According to sheriff’s deputies at the scene, Fuller took a photo of Humphries and said, “You’re Dead.”

    Deputies immediately escorted Fuller from the room.

    Pima County Sheriff’s spokesman Jason Ogan said later Saturday that Fuller has been charged with threats and intimidation and he also will be charged with disorderly conduct.

    How are they going to pin this one on Sarah?

    They’ll figure out a way.

    Any suggestions?

    By the way, Markos Moulistas, Paul Krugman, Sheriff Dupnik, and all the others who foamed at the mouth in an attempt to accuse Palin of a blood libel are not in any way responsible for the actions of this lunatic. Are they?

    (h/t to numerous readers who e-mailed me and posted comments to the earlier post)

    Updates:  On Friday, Fuller had attempted to visit Loughner’s parents at their home, allegedly so he could tell them he forgives them (h/t):

    Eric Fuller, one of the victims wounded in the Tucson shooting that killed six and critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, paid a visit to the home of suspected shooter Jared Loughner’s parents Friday.

    Fuller told 12 News that he was there “to forgive them and possibly their son,” but the couple wasn’t home. The younger Loughner remains in jail and has been denied bail.

    Suffering from a bullet-wound to the knee, Fuller got out of his car and limped to the door. He said he decided to stop by on the way to a doctor’s appointment.

    “So I thought I’d come over here and try to forgive them,” he said. “I know that sounds crazy.”

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    So: he can forgive the Loughner's for something they were involved in, but not Sarah Palin for something she wasn't involved in…

    Typical lib!

    Some things are definitely not adding up with his veteran status. He's 63, Vietnam age, yet he's reported to have said, "I hadn’t ever had any kind of trauma experience at that level before. And I didn’t know — I didn’t quite know how to react." It's possible he held a non-combat position. It just makes me question.

    So this Fuller has shown hateful behavior towards a Tea Party supporter – and has also admitted to wanting to go to the evil creep's parents and offer 'forgiveness'? This guy is sick, he needs to be locked up.

    Fuller has been involuntarily committed.
    There's a whole lot of crazy out there.

    @peacocksandlilies: it was reported that Fuller left the scene soon after the shooting and drove himself to the hospital rather than help victims around him. His excuse is as you said, he had no experience. Something about that just doesn't sound right to me. It seems to be that military are trained to look after their brothers in arms.

    According to the first interview I saw of Fuller, he himself reported that he dove to the ground at the sound of shots and stood up only when the shots stopped. He was surprised to find that Loughner was standing right over him not three feet away struggling to reload his gun. Fuller couldn't run so he grabbed Loughner to take his gun away and tackled him with the help of an old woman.

    Fuller's "heroism" seems to be subject to interpretation. I see nothing that would indicate that he was concerned for anyone's safety but his own. He dove to the ground, only tackled the shooter because he had no choice and then despite only being grazed by a bullet, chose to abandon the other victims and seek immediate medical attention for himself.

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