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11 Jul 2011 21:07


Politics: Arizona State Sen. Lori Klein points loaded gun at reporter

  • Whoever would do something like that needs to have a better grounding in gun safety before ever laying a hand on a firearm.
  • Rob Mermelstein, range master of the Phoenix Rod and Gun Club • Speaking on Arizona state senator Lori Klein, who during a conversation about carrying her gun in her purse while on the floor of the legislature, drew said gun and pointed it at a reporter’s chest to show off the laser sight. Her disclaimer? “I just didn’t have my hand on the trigger.” Mermelstein is absolutely right, and what he’s saying is the moral baseline for responsible gun ownership. We’ll take the advice of a former military man we knew — you never, ever aim a gun at somebody who you’re not prepared to kill. This is unsafe and reprehensible behavior, for which Klein will richly deserve any scrutiny she receives. The article also reports that her gun has no safety, which seems crazy — you’re going to carry a loaded, readied gun in your purse? Has Plaxico taught us nothing? source

14 Apr 2009 10:02


U.S.: Now’s a bad time to be a gay Iowa politician, due to death threats

  • Why the hate? Because gay marriage is legal in Iowa. State Sen. Matt McCoy, a Democrat from Des Moines, recently took a death threat by phone, apparently because he’s openly gay. Homosexuality in Iowa is a touchy issue at the moment due to the fact that the State Supreme Court recently legalized gay marriage in the state. We’re sure the guy behind the death threat is also behind this. source

29 Jan 2009 09:49


U.S.: Rod Blagojevich keeps ’em on edge in Illinois

  • Like so many others, I’m going to be on pins and needles just waiting to see what he’s going to be delivering us. It could be anything.
  • Susan Garrett • Illinois State Sen., D-Lake Forest, on Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who chose to reverse course at his impeachment trial and deliver a closing statement. He spent most of the week out of the courtroom and made numerous television appearances instead. • source