Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Craziest Republican of the Day: Lori Klein


From The Arizona Guardian, reporting on an incident that happened just days after the Tucson shooting earlier this year:

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."

Um... sure. I'm sure that made everyone feel so much safer...

It's just this sort of gun-toting madness that we've come to expect from Republicans, especially in gun-crazy states like Arizona.

And we wonder why there is such prevalent gun violence, or how this culture helped create someone like Jared Lee Loughner?

Apparently we need look no further than the Arizona statehouse.


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