Shooting suspect's nihilism rose with isolation

This photo obtained from the 2006 Mountain View High School yearbook shows Jared L. Loughner. U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords of Arizona was shot in the head Saturday when an assailant opened fire outside a grocery store during a meeting with constituents, killing at least five people. Police say that Jared L. Loughner has been taken into custody in conjunction with the shooting incident. A neighbor provided this photo to an Associated Press photographer outside a listed address for a Jared L. Loughner, where police are gathering, and said that this person lived at the residence. (AP Photo)

January 9, 2011 6:08:07 PM PST
At an event roughly three years ago, Rep. Gabrielle Giffords took a question from Jared Loughner, the man accused of trying to assassinate her and killing six other people. According to two of his high school friends the question was essentially this: "What is government if words have no meaning?"

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