Eric Fuller, a 63-year-old disabled veteran, was a proud supporter of Gabrielle Giffords, D-Ariz., and was at the supermarket in Tucson last Saturday to meet the congresswoman. After being shot in the knee, Fuller spoke to progressive syndicated Democracy Now! to blame Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin and other conservatives for Saturday's shooting rampage.
"It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle and the rest got their first target," Fuller said, claiming conservatives were to blame for the actions of alleged schizophrenic Jared Lee Loughner. "Their wish for Second Amendment activism has been fulfilled."
Fuller went on to claim House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, subscribes to "lunatic fringe anarchism."
Fuller's comments echoed those of Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik who immediately suggested Angle and Palin were partially to blame for the shooting massacre which left six dead and many others injured, including Congresswoman Giffords.
“When you have people like Sharron Angle, in Las Vegas, running against Harry Reid, making outrageous statements such as ‘We may need to resort to taking the second amendment into certain cases,’ and for people like Sarah Palin to say ‘We have people like Gabby Giffords in our cross-hairs,’ I think those statements are totally irresponsible and they’re not without consequences,” Dupnik said. “And we are seeing them here.”