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11 January 2011

New York Times

TUCSON — "I have a Glock 9 millimeter, and I'm a pretty good shot." The quip, by Representative Gabrielle Giffords, was made in an interview last year with The New York Times, when tensions were running high in her district. It speaks not only to her ability to defend herself but also to the passionate gun culture in Arizona, which crosses political lines and is notable for its fierceness, even in the West. Indeed, the federal judge who was killed on Saturday in the... (

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