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A Labour MP has died after she was shot three times and repeatedly stabbed in a shocking attack as she arrived at her constituency surgery.
Mother-of-two Jo Cox, 41, was airlifted to hospital after a gunman opened fire on her in Birstall near Leeds.
Witnesses said the man was at the office before she arrived and shot her three times, once in the head, before stabbing her as she lay on the ground.
Her husband Brendan tweeted a photo of his wife two hours after she died from catastrophic injuries.
A 53-year-old - named locally as gardener Tommy Mair - has been arrested by police.
Wikipedia: Britain First is a far-right, and British nationalist political party and movement formed in 2011 by former members of the British National Party (BNP). The party is led by a former BNP councillor Paul Golding, and was founded by Jim Dowson, an anti-abortion campaigner linked to Ulster loyalist militants.
originally posted by: TheBulk
a reply to: ElectricFeel
This is a fairly easy to answer. Was he part of a group? Did he do this for stated political reasons? Can you explain why left wingers are so quick to blame "the right" for violence, but go out of their way to deflect and excuse Islamic terrorism?
You cannot own fully automatic firearms, semi-automatic firearms of calibre greater than .22, or handguns. But this still leaves a significant amount of legal weapons. It's actually fairly easy to get a shotgun licence, because you don't have to provide a reason to own one, rather the assumption is that you can unless the police have good reason to prevent it.A firearms licence for a rifle, however, is harder to get because you have to have a good reason to have one. Self or home defence does not count as a good reason.
originally posted by: OtherSideOfTheCoin
a reply to: Hazardous1408
It's definitely terrorism.
Not really, i think this will be treated as a Murder not a act of terrorism.
Could argue it either way but I think they will go for a murder
In modern times, political assassinations continue to play an important role in political and social processes and, in some cases, have a dramatic effect. For example, many argue that the assassination of the Israeli Prime Minister Itzhak Rabin in 1995 was a major reason for the collapse of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians. It is also difficult to deny the impact of the assassinations of figures such as Martin Luther King or Benazir Bhutto on the success of their political movements/parties following their deaths. Thus, it is not surprising that Appleton argues, “The impact of assassinations on America and the World is incalculable,” and that Americans cite the assassination of John F. Kennedy as the crime that has had the greatest impact on American society in the last 100 years. Nonetheless, despite the apparently significant influence of political assassinations on political and social realities, this particular manifestation of political action is understudied and, as a result, poorly understood.