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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Arizona Senator points loaded gun at reporter

Republican state Sen. Lori Klein and her .380 Ruger gun

Richard Ruelas from The Arizona Republic was in for a big surprise when he interviewed Republican state Senator Lori Klein about attitudes towards guns. During the interview, and as a demonstration of the raspberry-pink .380 Ruger gun she carries at all times “to protect herself”, she pointed the loaded weapon at the reporter’s chest as she commented how cute her little gun was.

“The red dot of the laser pointer was on my chest for a few seconds”, later declared the reporter. The loaded pistol does not have safety but the senator explained that “there was no need to worry because her hand was not in the trigger”.

Arizona is a state immersed in a debate of whether they should change the non-restrictive gun laws, especially after a gunman opened fire at a congressional constituent event held at a grocery store outside Tucson on Jan 8. He killed six people and wounded 13, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords
Just two days after this mass shooting in Tucson that shocked the world, State Sen. Lori Klein carried a loaded gun into the state Capitol, a handgun is always in her purse. When security tried to stop her from taking the weapon into the Legislature floor packed with personalities for the governor’s annual address, she put forward the old argument that she had the “right to bear arms”. And of course, she was allowed in with the gun.

In March this same state senator read a letter on the Senate floor maintaining that “Hispanic students hate America” and they only want to become “gang members and gangsters”.

With information from azcentral.com

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