Jul 11 2011
WOO HOO! Arizona GOP State Representative Lori Klein points her loaded raspberry-pink gun at a reporter!
Well, this is one way to show the media how we feel about their irresponsible and unfair, liberal-biased reporting.
Arizona Guardian – A state lawmaker known for championing the rights of gun-owners pointed a loaded firearm at the chest of a reporter during a recent interview at the Capitol. Republican Sen. Lori Klein was showing off her raspberry-pink handgun when she aimed it at a journalist who was interviewing her in the lounge just outside the Senate chambers.
According to the story that was published Sunday in the Arizona Republic, Klein’s .380 Ruger was loaded and did not have a safety to keep the gun from going off.
But Klein told the reporter, Richard Ruelas, that he didn’t need to worry because, “I just didn’t have my hand on the trigger.” (LOL!)
The story was one in a five-part series running this week in which the paper looks at the culture of guns in the Grand Canyon State. Klein was being interviewed for the series because of her views on gun control and did not return phone calls seeking comment as to why she pulled out the weapon. No where in the story does the reporter say he felt threatened. But local gun activists contacted Sunday by the Arizona Guardian were shocked and appalled by the Senator’s actions.
Klein says she carries the gun in her purse. In the past she’s said that her Ruger goes wherever she does. And according to Sunday’s article, the Republican lawmaker said her gun was “so cute” right before pulling out.
During her first year at the Capitol, Klein has been very vocal about protecting the rights of gun owners. She’s also been a big advocate of allowing owners to carry their guns just about anywhere they want, including the workplace.