FYI… lest you go around thinking Sarah Palin put crosshairs on Congress people, this is the map her PAC created:
This is a survey location symbol:
Note how the lines extend BEYOND the circle. It is used to indicate a spot on a map.
This is a scope crosshair, in which the reticles cannot extend BEYOND the perimeter of the scope.
I don’t mind having survey symbols identifying states we want political change in. Do you?
For that matter, I don’t mind crosshairs for the same intent, unless the rest of the message is a call to violent action.
The media should understand that if they react in a particular political way as a result of murder, they will spur on more violence. I doubt they care.