61-Year-Old Woman Stopped Gunman From Reloading
Patricia Maisch pulled ammo away from Loughner
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jan 10, 2011 6:30 AM CST
Updated Jan 10, 2011 7:52 AM CST
Patricia Maisch, 61, talks to the media outside her home in Tucson, Ariz., Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011.   (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

(Newser) – Talk about a brave 61-year-old: Patricia Maisch is being called a hero after wrenching away the Tucson shooter’s ammunition, preventing him from reloading as she helped press him to the ground, ABC News reports. Maisch was in line to meet Rep. Gabrielle Giffords when the shooting began. She threw herself to the ground to dodge the attack, and found Jared Lee Loughner “next to me on the ground” after he was laid low by another bystander.

A trio of men—Bill Badger, Roger Sulzgeber, and Joseph Zimudie—had "knocked him down" and sat on him as she held his ankles. "I kneeled over him. He was pulling a magazine and I grabbed the magazine and secured that." "I think the men got the gun, and I was able to get the magazine," preventing him from reloading, Maisch said. Click for more on the four heroes.

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Jan 10, 2011 11:26 AM CST
Mary Rose Wilcox, a member of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in Arizona,...was shot in 1997, while walking out of a board meeting...Wilcox, a Democrat, had been the target of talk-radio tirades telling Maricopa County residents to "take her out." "I knew...the hate had been caused by a lot of the rhetoric that had gone on... At the trial, the man actually said, 'I shot her because the radio said I should take her out.'" http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/10/extremism-in-arizona-victims-political-violence_n_806657.html
Jan 10, 2011 8:57 AM CST
Bravo, Patricia.
Jan 10, 2011 8:43 AM CST
And what about the guys who knocked him down? Come on media try reporting all the news.