'This Week' Transcript: After the Tragedy

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ROSE: Well, it's a -- it's a challenge to talk of politics at a time like this. But my observation would be this. There was a tragic shooting elsewhere in Southern Arizona a year ago. And it created a wilder west. I think the affect of this is going to be this tragedy in Tucson, a milder west. So I think the effect is going to have a moderating effect on the cauldron that has been Arizona.

AMANPOUR: Congresswoman?

WASSERMAN SCHULTZ: It is absolutely critical that we lead by example. That we take this opportunity to -- going forward -- not shrink from vigorously advocating our views, but stop treating our opponents like the enemy. And try to push the reset button on a more civil discourse because that's what Gabby was a leader on. That's what -- that's what her hopes were for the future.

(APPLAUSE)

AMANPOUR: Daniel?

HERNANDEZ: I think what we've seen is this big sense of the community coming together. Not just the Tucson, Arizona. But the national community. And we need to utilize this to have a more constructive, instead of destructive, political discourse in the future.Gabby has always been a proponent of getting work done by working constructively instead of trying to attack the other side for the beliefs that they hold. So I think that's what I take away.

BADGER: I totally support what Daniel just said, -- yes. But I think when you have an event as tragic as this why something good has to come out of it. And I -- and what I've seen so far, you know, as we forget about politics, and everybody in Tucson, and the people who are closely involved in this, just want to pull together and make sure that we do whatever is necessary so this never happens again.

AMANPOUR: Thank you so much. Thank you all of you

(APPLAUSE)

AMANPOUR: When we come back, a final note and an unexpected ending to our town hall.

(Commercial Break)

AMANPOUR: We've heard you grieve, we've heard you offer solutions and we've even heard you laugh. And that is something very, very, very important. Because it means, I think, that the human spirit remains alive even through tragedy.

From David Muir and from me, Christiane Amanpour, and all of us in Tucson, thanks for sharing part of your Sunday with us. We'll see you next week.

(Applause)

AMANPOUR: As our town hall concluded, one of the victims of the shooting, who was in our audience because agitated and was detained by security. James Eric Fuller, who was shot twice last Saturday, took offices at what another audience member had said and mumbled what seemed to be a threat. He was charged with a misdemeanor and involuntarily committed according to the Pima County Sheriff's office.

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