The shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) and others at a supermarket outside Tucson Saturday, Jan. 9 has led many to question the level of hostility in political arguments today.
Do you see a connection between vitriolic political speech and this sort of gun violence? Why or why not?
What will change in America as a result of this attack? Will you change the way you speak about people with whom you disagree? Will others? Do you expect more stringent gun control laws? Will your member of Congress become less accessible to you?
If you're involved in the public side of politics, does the shooting change how you will interact with the public or alter your plans to seek elective office?