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    Rep Gifford Shot - BMW rider

    Rep Gifford of AZ was intentionally shot in the head this morning. She has been a BMW rider for 20 years. She owns a nice Black /5 boxer. She has been involved in legislation for riders. You can see a picture of her here:

    http://www.azcentral.com/members/Blo...er/t1209625200

    (You need to go down about 10% down the page to see the picture)

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    This is terrible news. Our hearts are with all the victims and their families.
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    Heal well and fast, Gabrielle!

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    She wants us to Ride to Work . . .


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    Thanks Voni

    This is such an horrific event, it is hard to know what to say.

    Sending my thoughts and prayers to Gabrielle Giffords for a speedy recovery.
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    This morning, KNX (the L.A. news station) said that the doctors are keeping her in an induced coma.

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    This would be terrible news, regardless of who was shot, but having it be one of the rare legislators that understands and supports motorcycling just makes it all the worse.

    Healing prayers for all the injured and for the family and friends of all those both killed and injured.
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    I just can not understand what would possess someone to take another life over a different viewpoint, not to mention killing yesterday's innocent bystanders. I hope that everyone affected by yesterday's senseless shooting gets through this. My thoughts go out to the families of those who died.
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    Sure hope she gets well. Here's a pic of Giffords with an airhead:
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    When she's back riding again we should invite her to a rally.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBeemer View Post
    When she's back riding again we should invite her to a rally.
    Definitely! I wish her well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mistercindy View Post
    Sure hope she gets well. Here's a pic of Giffords with an airhead:
    And not just any airhead, Her airhead from what a local club member posted based on an interview he did with her a few years ago. Way cool on the airhead ownership, the rest is just way too sad...the fact she still with us considering the head wound is pretty increasable. I wish her all the best on a full recovery.

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    New said this morning that she is able to respond to verbal commands which is great news.
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    Based upon the trajectory, she may have problems with speaking, understanding speech, vision, and control of the right side of her body. It is very possible that she may never be able to ride again. I certainly hope that is not the case, but certainly possible.

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    Sad for us all..... my prayers and good wishes to all those hurt and lost...

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