Tuesday, July 12, 2011


A state senator in Arizona is taking HEAT rounds because she took her pistol out of her purse and was showing off her laser sight when it apparently got pointed at a reporter.  Some say she pointed it at the reporter, she says he sat down in its beam.

Either way, she says it was no big deal because her finger wasn't on the trigger.


If you're in Arizona, especially if you are represented by Lori Klein, please remind her about the Four Rules:

1.  All guns are always loaded
2.  Never point your gun at anything you don't want to destroy
3.  Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot
4.  Know your target and what is beyond it.

At the very best, Senator Klein was breaking at least rules 2 or 4.  Worse, if she hadn't cleared her pistol before activating and demonstrating her laser, she was doing it with a definitely loaded firearm.  It doesn't matter of the reporter intentionally got into the way or not.  You don't take your gun out in a place like the Senate lounge in the state capitol, activate the laser sighting device and point it around in order to show how neat it is.  You do something like that on a range or in your basement after you have cleared it.

Someone please take the good Senator aside and gently remind her of basic gun safety, please.


Newbius said...

It could be that there weren't any Rules violations at all. We *are* talking about a reporter...

DaddyBear said...

I don't doubt the veracity of the report. The Senator herself says it was no big deal because she didn't touch the trigger.

DaddyBear said...

oh, wait, I get it. Derp

Shannon said...

I must commend your eloquent manner of my initial thought: "stupid bimbo." First Dupnik, now this.

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