Question for me is, would Mike still have said the same thing about the map if the shootings didn't happen?

As I pointed out Palin was not the first to use targets on maps regarding political opponents. Complaining now will not change the past.

We do not yet know why Loughner shot the Congress woman and all the rest. He had met and spoke with her in 2007, and at that time said she was a fake.

The crosshairs are an easy target to say they cause Loughner to start shooting, but no one knows why yet.

If you outlaw crosshairs, what will be next?
Do the right thing!