State Sen. Lori Klein Demonstrates Gun Safety—By Pointing Loaded Pistol at Reporter's Chest

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State Sen. Lori Klein demonstrated her understanding of gun safety by pointing a loaded pistol at an Arizona Republic reporter's chest:

"Oh, it's so cute," Klein said, as she unzipped the loaded Ruger from its carrying case to show a reporter and photographer. She was sitting on a leather couch in a lounge, just outside the Senate chamber.

She showed off the laser sighting by pointing the red beam at the reporter's chest. The gun has no safety, she said, but there was no need to worry.

"I just didn't have my hand on the trigger," she said.

That doesn't seem to mesh well with the Four Rules of Gun Safety that TW resident libertarian Jonathan Hoffman taught me:


Rule #1: Treat all guns as if they are loaded.

Rule #2: Never let the muzzle of a gun point at anything you do not want to destroy or kill.

Rule #3: Keep your finger straight and off the trigger.

Rule #4: Be absolutely sure of your target, and what is behind it.

We suppose Klein may want to destroy or kill the reporter she was talking to.

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