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    Arizona politician on defensive after reporter says she aimed loaded gun at him

    Arizona politician on defensive after reporter says she aimed loaded gun at him | The Lookout - Yahoo! News

    The revelation--mentioned off-hand in the original story--has now created a media firestorm about gun safety, and a potential PR headache for gun advocates.

    Richard Ruelas writes that Klein said "Oh it's so cute," before aiming the pistol square at his chest so he could see the red laser sight beam appear on his body. It probably didn't help the often adversarial character of relations between the press and political leaders for Ruelas to learn that the .380 Ruger in question had no safety.

    "I just didn't have my hand on the trigger," Klein told the reporter, by way of reassurance.


    Ruelas was writing about the freshman lawmaker's controversial move of carrying her pistol into the Statehouse just two days after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, a Democrat from Tucson, was shot in the head while at a "Congress on Your Corner" event in January. Guards tried to stop Klein from going in with the weapon, but she insisted on her right to carry, and the incident became something of a crusade for the pro-gun movement. Since then, Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce has lifted a weapons ban in the Senate building, despite an existing state law that bans guns in government buildings.
    Aside from the initial shock that this gun comes in the color pink, which is, you know, probably the kind of gun Jean Paul Gautier would purchase, it is entirely unacceptable to point a gun at somebody given the context of the story. What the hell for? I've had people show me guns without pointing them directly at me. Much less knowing that the guns are loaded.
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    Re: Arizona politician on defensive after reporter says she aimed loaded gun at him

    My first thought is,to bad she didn't pull the trigger, my second thought is don't say first thought outloud. LOL

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    Re: Arizona politician on defensive after reporter says she aimed loaded gun at him

    I think he would have been fully justified if he had jacked her in the face and snatched the gun out of her hand once she moved it off of him.

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    Re: Arizona politician on defensive after reporter says she aimed loaded gun at him

    If she wanted to carry the around in the senate building, so be it. Pointing a gun at someone, regardless on whether you think it is loaded or not, is extremely unacceptable.

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    Re: Arizona politician on defensive after reporter says she aimed loaded gun at him

    Another "responsible" gun owner excersizing their right to be an a-hole
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    Re: Arizona politician on defensive after reporter says she aimed loaded gun at him

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    Another "responsible" gun owner excersizing their right to be an a-hole



    So by your quotes, you are attributing her poor behavior to the majority of gun owners?
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    Re: Arizona politician on defensive after reporter says she aimed loaded gun at him

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    So by your quotes, you are attributing her poor behavior to the majority of gun owners?
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    Re: Arizona politician on defensive after reporter says she aimed loaded gun at him

    How about answering the question chief instead of cowering behind pictures?
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    Re: Arizona politician on defensive after reporter says she aimed loaded gun at him

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    How about answering the question chief instead of cowering behind pictures?
    I did. You just don't understand the answer.
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    Re: Arizona politician on defensive after reporter says she aimed loaded gun at him

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I did. You just don't understand the answer.


    uhm, no, you didn't, but thanks for the intellectual discussion.,
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