Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Another NRA Professional

Where else?  Arizona:
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."

Not to worry though...

Klein later told the Republic reporter that she has taken informal gun training and was "taught gun safety by her father."

In gunloon-speak, this means she is an expert in all things firearm-related.


  1. …then she threatened to stick the barrel up the reporter’s butt.

    In all seriousness, CCW guns should be kept holstered and not shown off even when asked.

  2. Wow! Where to begin?! Should I be more alarmed at the cutesy-colored lethal weapon, her thoughtless attitude toward potential accidental tragedy, her flaunting of her anti-crime paranoia, or the fact that she is pandering to the gun crowd in a state with the lowest gun regulation in the nation and highest gun-related death rate? Choices choices.

    What a shameful display.

  3. I wonder how a report of some guy carrying a Scottish Claymore and waving it around at a news conference would be handled.

  4. I'm assuming, democommie, that you were not referring to the land mine variety of claymore, LOL.

    since you referenced it as 'scottish', referring to one of their elegant versions of an earlier weapon, the sword, sometimes worn in formal circumstances.

    I'm reasonably sure that waving either variety of claymore would get one in trouble, as well it should.

  5. Democommie has already mentioned that it was the Scottish Claymore. So, Dog Gone, the proper question would be was that a basket hilted or the more corrrect Gaelic claidheamh mòr "great sword", glossed as "great two-handed sword"???

    Hoplophobe? Who me????

    I prefer my killing to be up close and personal!

  6. I missed these stories so much.

    You know what would have really been funny, if some other gun lover in the crowd drew down on her for pointing the gun at somebody. That does merit some kind of a response from the ultra-responsible, after all.

    But in Arizona, they must have a particularly slow and reluctant-to-get-involved gun community. Remember what happened at the Giffors' shooting? Nothing.

  7. "But in Arizona, they must have a particularly slow and reluctant-to-get-involved gun community. Remember what happened at the Giffors' shooting? Nothing."

    It was just a "failure to communicate.".

    The other uparmed members of the USA!USA!!USA!!!militia were unsure whether Senaturd Klein was just giving a demo or if she was acting on this sentiment:

    “And I don’t care how this gets painted by the mainstream media. I don’t care if this shows up on YouTube, because I am convinced that the most important thing the founding fathers did to ensure me my First Amendment rights was they gave me a Second Amendment. And if ballots don’t work, bullets will. I’ve never in my life thought that the day would come where I would tell individual citizens that you are responsible for being the militia that the founding fathers designed – they were very specific. You need to be prepared to fight tyranny: whether it comes from outside or it comes from inside.”

    expressed by Joyce Kaufmann. I mean everbody knows that the Arizona Republic is a commie rag and the only good commie's a dead commie. 'sides, pink Glocks shoot little pink bullets that aren't any bigger around than the tip of my pinky, nothin' like them big ol' 9mm slugs that come outta the barrels of REAL gunz. What could they hurt? Oh, shucks, I just measured the tip of my pinky with a pair of calipers and guess what, it's 9mm, give or take.

    I can understand their confusion.