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The Aftermath

CNN reports that Arizona shooting survivor in custody after allegedly making threat

(CNN) — A man who was shot but survived last Saturday’s massacre in Tucson, Arizona, was taken to a county mental services unit Saturday after making a threatening comment at a town hall event, Pima County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jason Ogan said.

James Eric Fuller, 63, was involuntarily committed after he made threats against a Tea Party member at the Tucson event sponsored by ABC News, Ogan said.

Fuller photographed Trent Humphries and said “You are dead” when Humphries began speaking at the event, according to Ogan.

Humphries told CNN that Fuller’s comment came when the town hall discussion turned toward the issue of gun control.

If you have been shot and are recovering, you really aren’t ready to “make nice” with those you feel are responsible. This is possibly post traumatic stress disorder, and it was a good idea to admit him to a mental health facility. On the other hand, some shooting victims really do want to see some gun control, and don’t accept the argument that it isn’t necessary.

January 15, 2011   11 Comments