Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) is in critical condition and undergoing surgery after being shot at a town meeting in her district earlier today. At least 5 others are dead. CLICK HERE. This tragic story is likely to result in greater security for our Congress and less access to those representatives. Lift up your prayers for those killed and injured and for their families. The gunman is in custody (and there are reports that others may have been involved). More details will hopefully be available soon.

The Congresswoman was a leader in the effort to crack down on illegal immigration. The gunman has been described as in his early 20s, white, clean shaven. Another report says he was a ‘fringe’ character. CLICK HERE. Federal District Judge John Roll is among the victims killed today, along with a 9 year old girl. CLICK HERE.

The alleged gunman sounds like a nutcase. The mainstream media, and one Dem. State Senator in Arizona, will try to make this about the “Tea Party”, but the alleged shooter’s favorite books include some that are not typically on the Tea Party reading list:

“I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver’s Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno.”