Republican AZ Lawmaker Pointed Loaded Gun at Reporter's Chest, Talked About How "Cute" It Is

Raw Story points us to the following story, from the "yikes, holy #$%@!" files:

Richard Ruelas, a reporter for The Arizona Republic, found himself staring down the barrel of Republican state Sen. Lori Klein's raspberry-pink firearm during a recent interview at the Capitol.

"Oh, it's so cute," Klein said of the .380 Ruger that she carries in purse at all times.

She said there was nothing for the reporter to worry about: "I just didn't have my hand on the trigger," she said. What could go wrong?

Klein also stirred controversy when she tried to bring her "cute" pink gun onto the state Senate floor just days after the Gabby Giffords shooting.

Read more at Raw Story.

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at July 12, 2011, 7:07am

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