She knew what she was saying, and when you've been libeled, smeared and blamed of being complicit in mass murder, you have every right to defend yourself. They accused her of having blood on her hands. She needed to respond in kind.
Alan Dershowitz on blood libel:http://biggovernment.com/publius/2011/0 ... ood-libel/
Other pols on blood libel:http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign- ... ight-think
By the way, how is saying "reload" any worse than a president telling supporters to "bring a gun" to a knifefight, "get in the faces" of your political opponents, and "punish your enemies". And for the record, there are dozens of examples of Dems using "targets" "cross-hairs" and "bullseyes". Its was a stupid complaint.