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Business brisk at Tucson gun show week after rampage

TUCSON, Arizona (Reuters) – Thousands of shoppers browsed for guns at a trade show in Tucson on Saturday, a week after a shooting rampage that killed six people and raised questions about permissive gun laws in the United States. “People see it as either guns are going to get banned,…

California student arrest may have averted disaster

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Police at a Los Angeles university campus may have prevented a tragedy when they detained a deranged student later found to have a shotgun and bomb-making ingredients in his dorm room, the school’s police chief said on Saturday. California State University, Northridge, police chief Anne Glavin…

Giffords moves from ventilator to breathing tube

TUCSON, Arizona - Doctors performed a tracheotomy on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords on Saturday, inserting a breathing tube through a hole in her neck and removing her from a ventilator, hospital officials said. It was the first time Giffords was removed from the ventilator since last Saturday, when she arrived at University Medical Center after a…

9-year-old AZ shooting victim laid to rest

TUCSON, Arizona – The youngest victim of the Tucson shootings was laid to rest Thursday, after Barack Obama hailed the 9-year-old girl as an inspiration to US politicians to heal their poisonous divisions. Christina Taylor Green, who was among six people killed by a misfit gunman last Saturday, has become…

Giffords making “spontaneous movements,” doctor says

TUCSON (Reuters) – Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, gravely injured in a shooting rampage, is “making more spontaneous movements” and is able to feel her bullet wounds with her hands, a doctor treating her said on Wednesday. Giffords was shot through the head by a gunman who raked a meeting with semi-automatic…

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