Arizona Lawmaker Points a Loaded Pink Handgun at a Reporter

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Don't take your guns to town, Lori.
Don't take your guns to town, Lori. Photo: iStockphoto

State senator Lori Klein has been in the news for her firearm penchant before: Two days after Gabrielle Giffords was shot, she brought a handgun into the state capitol building. Which seems like a crazy thing to do, so Klein decided to do an interview with an Arizona Republic reporter to clarify the whole situation. That's when she ended up pulling the loaded gun (in the capitol again), to demonstrate its harmlessness.

"Oh, it's so cute," Klein said, as she unzipped the loaded Ruger from its carrying case to show a reporter and photographer. She was sitting on a leather couch in a lounge, just outside the Senate chamber. She showed off the laser sighting by pointing the red beam at the reporter's chest. The gun has no safety, she said, but there was no need to worry. "I just didn't have my hand on the trigger," she said.

Oh, that makes it all totally fine, then!

The Time a Reporter Ended Up in the Sights of a Lawmaker's Gun [Atlantic Wire]