Congresswoman Gabby Giffords before and after her shooting (Courtesy ABC News)

After a few weeks of watching social media react to Rush Limbaugh’s dying of cancer at the age of 70, I thought of an incident regarding death and politics from about 10 years ago.

It was January 8, 2011. 19 people, including Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, were shot by Jared Lee Lughner in a parking lot. 6 people died, including a 9 year old girl. It was a horrific tragedy in every sense of the word. I remember when I saw the news; it was a Monday…