Tucson Shooting Victim George Morris: The Sight of Gabrielle Giffords Makes Him "Want to Vomit"

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This makes Tucson shooting victim George Morris "want to vomit."
When many of us see Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords doing so well after getting shot in the head during last year's shooting rampage at a grocery store just outside of Tucson, we're relieved, inspired -- even uplifted.

Not 77-year-old George Morris, who also is one of Jared Loughner's victims, and who lost his wife of 54 years, Dorothy, to one of Loughner's bullets. According to Morris, the sight of Giffords now makes him "want to vomit."

Morris was shot in the leg and back during the shooting. His wife was killed. He'd gone to the Safeway that day to give Giffords a piece of his mind -- a self-described "ultra-conservative," Morris was angry that Giffords was toeing the Democratic Party line by often voting in-sync with former U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Arizona Republic reporter Richard Ruelas spoke with Morris, who, when asked how he feels when he sees Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, on TV -- like during last night's memorial at the University of Arizona, and during an interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer -- says the following:

"Every time I see them on TV, it makes me want to vomit."

He goes on to blame Kelly for the shooting, telling Ruelas "I'd like to debate our dear captain astronaut [and ask] why he didn't have security. My wife would still be alive."

As Ruelas points out in his article, "These are not the words of a grief-stricken man caught in a rare emotional outburst, but the deeply considered thoughts calmly and clearly expressed by Morris in a pair of interviews, months apart."

From Ruelas' story:

Morris first spoke with The Republic by phone in February, about six weeks after the shootings.At the time, the newspaper did not print his comments, asking Morris if he would sit for a longer interview in person. Morris said he would consider it, but did not respond to several messages seeking that interview.

Reached in December by phone at his home, he gave a second interview, expressing similar and, at times, even harsher sentiments."That's my story," he said toward the close of that conversation. "Do with it what you want."

Morris, who claims "no man has ever loved a woman more than I loved my wife," is now considering moving in with a woman who lives in Scottsdale -- and that's only after calling it quits with another woman he met online. That relationship ended because she was a liberal.

Stories like this are why blogs have comment sections -- go nuts, Valley Fever-ers (as always, no death threats, racism, or threats of violence -- thankya).
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Jn Brown
Jn Brown

sounds upset he got upstaged by Loughner?  went there to start trouble? i'm calling this one Karma.  got his own wife killed

Adviceman52
Adviceman52

While I agree that Ms. Giffords should have had some security present, considering the prior
attacks on her local office, my question for Mr. Morris is: why were you, as an aledged "ultra
conservative" not armed ?  You could have carried a firearm, openly or concealed, upon your
person and probably no one would've cared. You may have even been able to defend your late
wife and the other victims present. For that matter, why was Mr. Zamudio the only armed person in the vacinity, besides the shooter? The problem, Mr. Morris, is that we conservatives
believe that our personal security is our basic responsibility, not the government or it's elected
represenatives. I would even extend this to Ms. Giffords, the holder of an Az. concealed gun
permit. I could easily ask her, a believer of personal security, why she wasn't armed ! We may
never know. The basic problem is that evil can appear anywhere at anytime, this is why we
carry firearms. One can't make an appointment for an emergency !  One can only be aware
that our security is our responsibility !!  GOD bless all the wounded and murdered and also
all the families of those attacked.

General_Company
General_Company

Nonsense, pure nonsense, Loughner was a nut case, Oswald was a leftist commie for cripes sake. Not only that, but Morris has a good point, Giffords should of had security. 

Hilliard4967
Hilliard4967

I feel very sorry for Mr Morris.  He is so filled with hate.  I wonder if he has been this way all his life?  Or if something happened to cause him to be so hateful. I not from Arizona.  But I read in the papers of people stockpiling guns and ammunition because of fear. The irony is, asside from Reagan, it has always been Democrats who get shot and radical conservatives who wield the gun. 

Dsmith
Dsmith

I have never believed that Gabby Gifford was hurt as badly as the press said she was.  I believe they hid her away from public so she could garner more attention and sympathy to get reelected and just more attention period.  I believe she is faking her injuries!

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Bobby
Bobby

Well, I think that about all that a fair person can say, considering the man lost his long time wife, is that he has a right to be bitter and left alone. What do you want him to do, throw a party? Not everyone reacts the same to this type of horror.

AloysiusChibuikeAnosike
AloysiusChibuikeAnosike

Morris is depressed but he should know that Gabrielle did not pull the trigger that killed his wife.

Yourproductsucks
Yourproductsucks

Mr Morris sounds a lot like Clarence Dupnik. He is another old man who inappropriately blames others for this tragedy and sticks to his "story" one year later.

Tkesquebh
Tkesquebh

Let's see, ultraconservative means he probably supports the NRA, probably even a member; but in typical conservative fashion, he is looking for a free handout from a government employee (Mark Kelly) to protect him from the dangerous world he created.  Not a very smart man, puts a gun in Jared Loughner's hands and then complains when the big bad government didn't protect him.  

RTPPROD
RTPPROD

The kind of hatred spewed by this man sullies our nation.  If this is all a self-described "ultra conservative' can manage in the way of humanity, a "plague on him and his house."...with apologies to Shakespeare

Kjnewman
Kjnewman

What a ridiculous comment. He's obviously a bitter twisted soul.
May the good Lord forgive him for such bitterness and hatred.

Rtdad1114
Rtdad1114

Mr. Morris, I'm sorry for your loss. Semper Fi

pknox
pknox

It seems to me that the real reason for his anger is the constant barrage of articles and tv news about Gabby without any mention of the "others who died at the Safeway". They appear to have to have been totally forgotten.

Brien100
Brien100

This individual (Morris) appears to be almost as deranged as the shooter in this case. And for the media to further his disgusting opinions is reprehensible.

PINBALLTONY1
PINBALLTONY1

WHAT ABOUT THE POOR LITTLE BABIES GIFFORDS THINKS IT A- OK TO KILL??????  YOU HYPO KRITES!!!!!!1   SHAME ON YOU PRO ABORTION MAGGOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!    DEFEAT THE GAY AGENDA AT EVERY TURN   GEORGE MORRIS IS A TRUE GOOD ANERICAN!!!!

PINBALLTONY1
PINBALLTONY1

FUCK YOU WHORE  GIFFORDS LOVES BABY KILLING  SHE DESERVES WHAT SHE GOT

PINBALLTONY1
PINBALLTONY1

TRUE AMERICAN......GLAD HE REFUSED VISIT FROM OBAMMMA.....OBAMMMA IS MUSLIM COMMUNIST ENEMY OF USA...GOD BLESS YOU SIR.  BIG GUY FROM PENNSYLVANIA

Btsyrgrs
Btsyrgrs

Dear Mr. Morris, your attitude sickens me. Please rethink the horrible political thoughts you are having and return your life to your Creator. This attitude is beneath you. Surely you don't want to be a disgrace to the United States Marines, to the Republican Party and to our Country. Your wife would not want you to feel the way you do. Senator Giffords did not harm you. Mr. Loughner agreed with you politically. That is why he shot Gabby. Can't you see that? 

ganmerlad
ganmerlad

This is how I see most conservatives now.  Angry, self-righteous, unreasonable, and vengeful. They blame others for their own short-comings and think being selfish will somehow fix everything, for themselves at least (everyone else can curl up and die).  

Morris clearly has a problem with his thinking process, but I am seeing it with most 'conservatives' to some degree these days.  There is so much hate in them for the majority of the country.  They don't even necessarily like each other.  They are ready for a dog-eat-dog existence instead of pulling together as a country.  I don't think this guy is actually unusual, except that he said what he felt to the press.  This is a frightening time, really.

Mary Ellen Dias
Mary Ellen Dias

George Morris is a very sick man indeed to put politics over the health and lives of victims of the Arizona shooting.  I hope God forgives him.  I don't.

MMarlam
MMarlam

I don't anything about the local politics but do admire this man for standing by his principles and not accepting a visit from Obama.  I have often said if Obama came to my home, I would not invite him in..........

Dontbeieveingod
Dontbeieveingod

Another example of republican scum that infects this country. There is no getting through to the white trash" ultra conservative" scum that walks we all must cohabit ate with.

PumpNDump
PumpNDump

Great, another senile, angry, gun toting, teabagger wingnut old man telling kids to get off his lawn.  LOL

What would Mark Kelly have to do with security.  What an old, grizzled idiot.  People like this wrap their bigotry, ignorance, racism, blatant fascism and stupidity in the flag and try to depict it as being "patriotic".  They're the ones who are nauseating.

Headster
Headster

Strange logic, that blames Giffords for his wife's death.  The whole thing is a tragedy any way you look at it, but this is sort of like getting mad at the wife and yelling at the dog.  Loughner is the person who brought the firearms to the party.  It will be interesting to find out who and what prompted him - was it a voice inside his head, or the voices on talk radio and Fox News that influenced him?

@dac1ab1db712430eedd5fa4a74b468bb:disqus Yeah he is a vicious man and I'd probably say he's vile as well if I were to meet him.  But two "wrongs" don't equal a "right".  He has a right to his opinion, but he's still a dick.

And for you hoseheads who think that Palin, et al, when they start talking about "2nd Amendment solutions" should understand that what goes around, comes around.

Karma is a bitch.

Dtom
Dtom

Why is this man blaming a victim?  His misplaced anger is just a sign of how he cannot deal with his grief.  I pity him.  He is a sick and disturbed (and very angry) man.  But she did not pull the trigger...

Daniel
Daniel

George - Open your heart. The right is not your friend.

The-5th-of-November
The-5th-of-November

His wife wouldn't have died if they hadn't gone to Safeway, or if guns weren't granted to people with mental illness, or if people were more caring, or if the stars were aligned differently. Who knows. The only person truly responsible is the guy pulling the trigger. This man needs to confront his grief with dignity and not rants or other women.

Jn Brown
Jn Brown

not everyone is scared spitless 24-7 and feels the need to be armed. 

General_Company
General_Company

Nonsense, pure nonsense. Loughner was a nut case, Oswald was a leftist commie for cripes sake. Not only that, but Morris has a good point, Giffords should of had security.

HeWhoIsNotThem
HeWhoIsNotThem

Semper Fi(delis) is Latin for "Always Faithful" or "Always Loyal" ... just like Mr. George is to his wif...oh wait...nevermind.

ganmerlad
ganmerlad

That's not true exactly. The others are often mentioned, at least as a group if not as a list of names, and from time to time one will be profiled...the little girl was the center of a CBS News (I think) story just recently, for instance  It was memorable because the story pointed out she was born on 9/11 and died in the shooting.  

The problem is that no one knows who the others are, so even when they *are* mentioned, they are promptly forgotten like the thousands of other names we hear in the news that we can't connect to something else.  Also realize how intrusive it would be if the news kept coming around to interview families of loved ones who died there.  I wouldn't want them around me if I had lost someone.  But Giffords is a public figure.  That kind of attention is what she signed up for when she ran for office.  She was the main target and she lived, so of course they keep her as the center of focus.  The others haven't been forgotten as a group...they just haven't been turned into pseudo celebrities to feed our morbid curiosity.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

the worst part is it made national news, not just PNT and AZCentral.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

btw is your caps lock key stuck, Troll?
Did they teach you that at troll school?

RTPPROD
RTPPROD

The hatred morris spews is obscene, hardly american.  Try again.  (by the by if you see anyone killing a baby, call 911...it's illegal)

Treetoprichard
Treetoprichard

Morris is about as much an American as Adolf Hitler

PumpNDump
PumpNDump

Late for your medication again? 

PumpNDump
PumpNDump

Tony, can you carry a baby?  Are you that guy who had a sex change from a woman to a man and is carrying babies?  No?  Then you have nothing to say about abortion. Wingnut.

pknox
pknox

Why was this post not deleted?

Pops Warner
Pops Warner

Tony, your comments indicate that your pinball table is severely tilted. 

AZ FAIL
AZ FAIL

Troll is as Troll does.

Courtney
Courtney

Tony you must have been hit in the head with a pinball because your extremely confused! A TRUE American loves his country regardless of what party is in office. A TRUE American respects and honors the presidency regardless of party. You are what's wrong with our country!
People like you should be deported! If your so unhappy with our country and our president, LEAVE! We don't need people like you.

Sparx44
Sparx44

Tony, you sound really bright.  What hole did you crawl out of?

RTPPROD
RTPPROD

An insult to our president is an insult to us all.  You may not like the man, but a decent American would honor the office.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

well, that is your right, and it's also your right to say something stupid.. just like him. It doesn't mean  you should do either. The difference between the right and the left is that if Dubya had asked me to let him in my house I would have invited him in, despite not liking him at all.

Mary Ellen Dias
Mary Ellen Dias

You actually LIKE it that Morris is blaming an innocent victim and her innocent husband?  This victim was shot in the head, for heaven sakes and suffered a great deal - is still suffering.  You are just using this blog to get off on Obama.  Why don't you get a life and worry about your soul!  Clean out the hate in your system.  You are as bad as this creep Morris.  You are an example of the humanity we have lost in this country.

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

maybe but why should I give two fucks about this guy that got his wife killed by his actions?
(granted he didn't pull the trigger but he took her to the Safeway)

PTCGAZ
PTCGAZ

its too bad that they are the ones wanting those of us who love our country despite mistakes it makes, leaders who are stupid, etc to leave. Well guess WHAT. I refuse to leave my country.

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