DOPES WITH GUNS  6:57 pm July 11, 2011

Arizona Lawmaker Shows Off Her Loaded Gun By Pointing It At Reporter

by Kirsten Boyd Johnson

totally adorableEvery day Arizona Republicans work just a little bit harder to more closely resemble the violent idiot parody rife with blood-soaked hillbillies wandering around shooting at each other that we usually picture when we think about this state. State senator Lori Klein is today’s cartoonishly moronic protagonist, for pulling a loaded gun out of her purse without the safety switched on and pointing it at a journalist trying to interview her about gun rights. “I just didn’t have my hand on the trigger” was her official gun safety strategy, according to Klein. At least Jesus didn’t make her sneeze. 

So this happened, and who calls in to complain about this life-threatening incident perpetrated by a fringe gun nut/ elected representative with zero formal gun safety training? Other pro-gun rights people, naturally, mad that she is giving gun nuts a bad name.

The Arizona Guardian reports:

“Whoever would do something like that needs to have a better grounding in gun safety before ever laying a hand on a firearm,” said Rob Mermelstein, the range master of the Phoenix Rod and Gun Club.

Mermelstein went on to say that Klein’s actions were “unconscionable” and goes against every standard of gun safety he teaches at the club. In addition, he says, these kinds of stories hurt the cause of gun owners as they try to keep the government from restricting their Second Amendment rights.

“It goes with out saying firearms owners are waging a nonstop battle for PR and any type of incident like this is not favorable to the gun-owing public,” he said during a telephone interview on Sunday.

Klein made headlines in January after bringing her loaded gun into the House and Senate chambers just two days after the mass shooting in Tucson.

Klein says she carries the gun in her purse. In the past she’s said that her Ruger goes wherever she does. And according to Sunday’s article, the Republican lawmaker said her gun was “so cute” right before pulling out.

Blood, also, is “adorable.” Jesus Christ. [Arizona Guardian]

 

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Barb July 11, 2011 at 6:59 pm

Who, what, when, where, why and how stupid could one person be? Um, he's a reporter! Did you think that he wouldn't tell anyone about your stupid stunt?

WhatTheHeck July 11, 2011 at 7:23 pm

No. She misjudged what caliber of reporter he was and hoped he would load one in her chamber.

sati_demise July 11, 2011 at 7:27 pm

"Did you think he wouldn't tell anyone you are a stupid cunt?"

fixed

PristineODummy July 11, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I don't think Dozy McCuntyPants has quite grasped the whole notion of media yet.

Callyson July 12, 2011 at 1:08 am

Maybe she thought she was dealing with a FOX News reporter.

comrad_darkness July 12, 2011 at 8:28 am

She would have known right away when he didn't start crying.

WunkRocker July 12, 2011 at 10:24 am

http://bit.ly/nYrvdV Seems would fall under communicating threats, Class 1 misdemeanor in AZ.
"Communicating threats also falls under the heading of assault. If you threaten bodily harm to someone or threaten their property, you may be charged with a class 1 misdemeanor. "

guangho July 12, 2011 at 11:09 am

Considering how useless, pandering and corporatized the media has become, this was actually a pretty safe assumption on her part.

hagajim July 11, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Last time I checked I think you could be charged with ADW for that kind of stupidity…but it is Arizona, bitch will probably get a fucking medal and a lifetime NRA award.

weejee July 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Here in C'Addle it is a felony to point a firearm at anyone, even if the gun is unloaded and has the safety on. There are exceptions granted, such as maniac charging into bedroom with blazing chainsaws and AK47s, but if you point a gun at someone, even a bad guy who just broke into your house, you will get arrested and have to prove you met the life and limb exceptions to the rule.

V572 der Plaatz July 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm

See? This kind of unbearable restriction of Second Amendment rights is why all the loonies are congregating in Arizona and like-minded places, where you can walk around with a loaded pistol on your belt without a permit, as I once saw at a convenience store in Sierra Vista. Scary, I tell ye!

Or like Texas, where people with concealed-carry permits don't get screened at the state capitol, whereas unarmed pussies get zapped.

Radiotherapy® July 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Or, remember when good old St. Ronnie was for gun control before he was against it because the brown people were openly packing heat and celebrating their 2nd Amendment Rights?

emmelemm July 11, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Good to know!

/never touched a gun, much less owned one

//get your mind out of the gutter

weejee July 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm

// re: keeping mind out of the gutter do you mean the Betty Page house?

emmelemm July 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Nice gutters, baby!!

nounverb911 July 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Hey did Chief Kurlikowski ever find the gun that was stolen out of his car?

weejee July 11, 2011 at 7:28 pm

The one they found on the boot of a SPD cruiser?

nounverb911 July 11, 2011 at 7:50 pm

In 2005 when he became Seattle Police chief, his gun was stolen out of his parked car.
Seattle police Chief loses gun.

BloviateMe July 11, 2011 at 7:03 pm

When Marcus Bachmann aims his "gun" at fellars, it's ALWAYS loaded.

Fukui_sanYesOta July 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Gives a whole new meaning to "greasing" someone

BloviateMe July 11, 2011 at 7:53 pm

Nature's original squirt gun.

Load up on Santorum, and you're sportin' a double barrel shooter.

I just grossed myself out. Sorry.

BloviateMe July 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

BTW, I accidentally hit the follow you button. I think I figured out how to unfollow, so don't feel stalked.

bumfug July 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm

I'm betting he's half-cocked.

Rotundo_ July 11, 2011 at 7:03 pm

Dear Mexico,
Please take these idiots back, you can have their stuff, and kill them all if you like, just don't let them come back to the states.
With Greatest Urgency,
The few folks left in America with any fucking sense.

PristineODummy July 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm

I just want to point out that that's very inconsiderate of you. Do you know how much killing is going on on the other side of the border? And now you want them to kill every lardbutt in AZ too? Have you no consideration for the working stiff, sir? And it's not like they'll get worker's comp for those aching trigger fingers, either.

Man, the brownz are expected to do *every*thing around here.

BeWoot July 11, 2011 at 11:16 pm

I guess I'm ok with Arizona being annexed–I could use the free-ish health care and, besides, I don't have a lot of stuff to lose. Can't see Mexico going for the deal, though; except for those insane narco armies of theirs, taking on Arizona's "citizens" would be a real civic downgrade for our amigos down south.

PristineODummy July 11, 2011 at 11:25 pm

Yeah, they'd probly consider it a waste of time.

ManchuCandidate July 11, 2011 at 7:04 pm

Drat, I thought it was about an Arizona GOPer tranny getting busted for indecent exposure not some loony gun fetishist who thought it was a good idea to point a loaded gun at some journo.

What's sad is that I am not surprised either way.

littlebigdaddy July 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Wasn't there a film called "Locked and Loaded" about tranny border vigilantes? If not, why not?

Barrelhse July 11, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Disappointed, maybe, but not surprised.

snarkycomments July 11, 2011 at 7:04 pm

My "gun" is "so cute", too. I wonder if Klein wants to compare calibre with the safety off. Oh god! I just saw her picture. I take it back. Please let me take it back!

ManchuCandidate July 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Downfister's fast today. I'll bet his hand tells him that all the time.

weejee July 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm

A two stroke bloke – 50 seconds quicker than a 60 second man.

PristineODummy July 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm

The fucker's following me. There doesn't seem to be anything I can do about it.

HistoriCat July 11, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Douchebag follows about 100 Wonkette commenters. It's really kind of sad – being so obsessed with people you despise.

SorosBot July 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Now that his other sockpuppet has been banned, all he has time to do is furiously mash the downfist button, over and over again, with each of his identities, thinking he's driving us crazy.

PristineODummy July 11, 2011 at 8:32 pm

Just on GP, then – upfists for all!

not that Dewey July 11, 2011 at 10:23 pm

He's "The Gimp", now, and he's following me for the 6th time.

BarackMyWorld July 11, 2011 at 7:05 pm

Anyone who thought Arizona couldn't really win "Dumbest State" two years in a row can suck it.

gurukalehuru July 12, 2011 at 8:11 am

There was some stiff competition but, yes, they seem to have pulled it off.

memzilla July 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Hah! I can imagine her definition of "highway safety" is being sure you can swerve away at the last second.

fuflans July 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm

i am so proud of my country.

SorosBot July 11, 2011 at 7:06 pm

Rob Mermelstein, you know what an even better way is to practice gun safety? To stay the fuck away from guns.

PristineODummy July 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm

Well, yeah, but that only works if everybody does it.

OC_Surf_Serf July 11, 2011 at 7:07 pm

Surveyor marks on the reporter's tee-shirt?

…and remember that a loaded gun is like a teenage boy…
the hand doesn't need to be anywhere nearby for it to go off…

ArmoredBore July 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm

By the Maker, I practice better safety with my Nerf guns than this twit!

Also too: Aw, why you gotta hate, troll? We love you!

Barrelhse July 11, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I think we know what state the little fuck lives in. Hardly a surprise.

ChessieNefercat July 12, 2011 at 8:30 am

State of perpetual idiocy?

weejee July 11, 2011 at 7:08 pm

Do you need an IQ over six bits to serve in public office in Arizona? Seems not.

V572 der Plaatz July 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

Jan Brewer says you're right! And Jeff Flake , who's plotting his return the national politics! Or profoundly stupid ex-sportscaster J D Hayworth, who so scared Juan McCain that he actually had to conduct a thermonuclear-level primary campaign against him in 2010.

sati_demise July 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm

Flake is pushing FOR uranium mining in the Grand Canyon. yes he is.

not that Dewey July 11, 2011 at 10:24 pm

IQ over 64? I doubt it.

Reagan Still Dead July 11, 2011 at 7:09 pm

Alt tag title: White Dope on Guns.

Steverino247 July 11, 2011 at 7:10 pm

You do that kind of stupid shit in the Army and you get to eat the weapon.

WhatTheHeck July 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Why is there a picture of rifles up there when all the lady did was to whip out her cute handgun from her purse? Oh I get it. She was stroking her hand gun lovingly and next thing you know, she had this massive rifle in her hands. With gun owners, its always a sexual thing.

Radiotherapy® July 11, 2011 at 7:12 pm

Wait, so who won, the 1st or the 2nd Amendment?

CrunchyKnee July 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm

They are always dueling in post sanity America.

Radiotherapy® July 11, 2011 at 7:28 pm

He who shouts the loudest in a crowded theater: "FIRE," wins!

weejee July 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm

He who shouts the loudest in a crowded theater circular firing squad: "FIRE," wins!

fixed

comrad_darkness July 12, 2011 at 8:34 am

You. The Internets. Today.

petehammer July 11, 2011 at 7:13 pm

“I just didn’t have my hand on the trigger”

How comically large was this handgun?!

Was it modeled after the elephant gun from Tremors?

Fukui_sanYesOta July 11, 2011 at 7:16 pm

She borrowed it off that pachyderm-slaying Go-Daddy asshat.

ArmoredBore July 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Maybe she was thinking about her pink-and-white Samaritan?

JustPixelz July 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I guess she likes double-action. Pistols! Double-action pistols, you preverts.

bagofmice July 11, 2011 at 8:27 pm

You see you have to work it with both hands…

user-of-owls July 11, 2011 at 7:14 pm

This is some sort of perverse rock-paper-scissors thing, right?

Pen > Sword
Gun >Pen
Gun > Well, Gun just blows the shit outta everything, so it's really not a fun game at all.

ChessieNefercat July 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

"…so it's really not a fun game at all."

Well, maybe not for you. Did you have the gun? Hmm?

user-of-owls July 11, 2011 at 7:30 pm

you twit! i din't realize that a fucking 'greater than' sign would wind up gibberish and you done commented and now my stupid be stuck in stone.

and no, i did not have the gun, have sex with that woman or kill the sheriff. but now my life is ruin't.

V572 der Plaatz July 11, 2011 at 7:37 pm

The correct locution is, "I did not have sex with relations of that woman, Monica Lewinsky." Which was true. MSM just wasn't listening carefully.

Radiotherapy® July 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm

You win a cigar!

ChessieNefercat July 11, 2011 at 7:40 pm

I'm sorry, goodness knows I have to check my own comments carefully. Yours is still really funny and not gibberish at all!

riverside68 July 12, 2011 at 9:17 am

But did you shot the deputy?

Ohforcripessake July 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

The reporter should have taken the gun from her and pistol-whipped her with it. One of the first rules of gun handling is that you don't point it at anything you don't want to kill. What is it with these people anyways? Do they really think they'd be able to hold off the authorities with their guns? Yea, that worked pretty well for the Branch Davidians.

I apologize to our alien overlords for the stupidity of these morans.

LetUsBray July 11, 2011 at 11:12 pm

That's what gets me: Do they really think their little phallus-substitutes are going to go toe to toe with the United States government? That outfit has nuclear weapons, and they've used 'em before.

But the truth is, those guns aren't really meant for standing up to the government. They're for intimidating their owner's non-batshit-insane fellow citizens.

Ohforcripessake July 12, 2011 at 1:01 am

"They're for intimidating their owner's non-batshit-insane fellow citizens."

You got that right. People like that with guns scare the bejesus out of me.

GhostBuggy July 11, 2011 at 11:46 pm

You're implying that she did not actually want to kill a reporter. I'm unconvinced.

samsuncle July 11, 2011 at 7:15 pm

I grew up in the rural south and got my first .22 rifle when I was 10 years old. At that age I knew that you never pointed a gun at anyone regardless of weather it was loaded or not. How can someone who is suppose to be a responsible representative of the people be so stupid? Oh, she's a republican, well that explains it.

PsycWench July 11, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Likewise, as small children who had never touched a gun, my dad drilled it into our head these two rules:
Don't point unless you intend to shoot.
Don't shoot unless you intend to kill.

If pre-liberal tweens know this…

gullywompr July 11, 2011 at 7:17 pm

I can't BELIEVE something like this could happ…..

Oh wait…. Arizona? Nevermind.

DashboardBuddha July 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Me and my Ruger
It's not a Luger
Wherever I point
Be it organ or joint
It's me and my Ruger

Barb July 11, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Downfister has his finger on the trigger.

ChessieNefercat July 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm

I think all the gun talk has him getting all, you know. Poor downfisty, he'll have only one hand to downfist with. Hey, downfisty, you can get the cheeto stains off your underpants with any good stain remover!

Barrelhse July 11, 2011 at 8:21 pm

He loves blondes with pink guns, "you fucking Wonketeers and ho!"

Radiotherapy® July 11, 2011 at 7:20 pm

Well, good to see we've cold stone dispensed with the crosshairs.

MaxUdargo July 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

One day all these gun people are going to have to face the truth, and that is going to be a sad, sad day in Gunville. I imagine Ted Nugent will curl up naked in the corner of his shower and cry himself to death.

Because the horrible, tragic, heartbreaking truth is that nobody gives a flying fuck if they own guns. Gun control hasn't been anywhere near the top of the liberal to-do list for decades. Every time some high profile person gets shot, a few dazed hippies tumble out of the forest and mumble something about gun control before wandering off toward the nearest beach. Liberals can't talk about gun control among themselves for more than two minutes without everybody falling asleep.

But I'd hate to be the one to tell Ted Nugent that. That guy's whole life revolves around fantasies of liberals coming to take his guns. He's certain that Obama is tossing and turning every night thinking about all the guns he has. And he knows all us liberals are making plans and plotting. He knows we can't think about anything but his guns. But he's ready for us. He knows we're coming. He knows we want his guns.

He's hunched down right now, listening intently. "Did you hear that? Sounded like liberal footsteps. They're coming. I know they're coming. But I'm ready for them. They're not going to take my guns. Unless they take them from my cold, dead fingers! But good luck with that, liberal sissies! I'm the guy with all the guns. And I'm waiting for you. 'Cause I know you're coming. Any minute now. Any minute now."

"Yep… any minute now."

Radiotherapy® July 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm

After the Virginia Tech shooting, the NRA was very clear on their position: Arm the Coeds!

GhostBuggy July 11, 2011 at 11:50 pm

Well said, sir.

I especially like how, in these fevered nightmares of the approaching "Fedzilla" (thanks, Nuge, you fuck!) they can be held off with a damned hunting rifle. How is a hunting rifle going to hold off a goddamn Predator drone?

outragedcitizen July 12, 2011 at 8:10 am

Couldn't agree more. These guys, including one of my brothers, have fantasies of fighting off the guv'ment when it comes to take their guns. They just can't get their heads around the fact that it would be a logistic nightmare. Even if the Federal government put every cop in the US and every soldier and marine in the military on the task, that would be all they got done for the next decade. And as you said, there has not been a substantive piece of gun control legislation introduced by Congress in years.

MinAgain July 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

Isn't putting on the safety the gun nut equivalent of wearing a condom? "I hate using them. It's like shooting someone in the shower with a raincoat on."

Guppy06 July 12, 2011 at 1:32 am

Where does this analogy go, though? Only married people should have guns? You should only be allowed to shoot your spouse?

MinAgain July 12, 2011 at 2:48 pm

I think the analogy would go: If you use a gun without putting on the safety, you may end up with an STD…Shot in the Toe Disease.

JustPixelz July 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm

I guess she thought he was part of the Aim Street Media.

Is that a gun in your hand or are you just happy to see me?

Guns to don't point themselves at people. Other people do.

Fortunately the pen is mightier than the cute .380 Ruger.

user-of-owls July 11, 2011 at 7:22 pm

I was at the Mud Club back in the early 80s and saw Range Master Phoenix and The Rod & Gun Clubs.

Their front man, Rob Mermelstein, fucking rocked!

ChessieNefercat July 11, 2011 at 7:23 pm

Time out! Too much stupid today, including Tranny Granny's ghastly me-so-sexy photo shoot! And now this, my gun is "so cute", and I'm so bad-ass because "my Ruger goes where I go." Whoopsies! Didn't mean to splatter your brains all over everything, Mr. Reporter! My apologies if anyone (did you have a family?) is offended by this!

Here is relief, sweet, sweet relief: http://tinyurl.com/6z8tmk2

Our lovely, gracious, brilliant FLOTUS will grace the August cover of Better Homes and Gardens, available July 19th (cover preview included in the article). The owners of BH&G are based in Des Moines, which might be why the Register covered this.

I hope Our Nation's Great Curse saw this article in her courtesy newspaper provided by her Des Moines hotel while she was chomping away at her $7.69 each room service Slim Jims.

Edit: Neener, neener, downfist all you want, you stunted toad. Michelle Obama is so far beyond your sub-human grossness you could never have a woman anywhere near her fabulous sexiness and beauty.

V572 der Plaatz July 11, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Whatever happens in the 2012 election, I can't hardly wait for the time when Michelle can take off the aprons and sweatpants she's been so dutifully wearing and show the world what she can do…Senate, president, it hardly matters; pretty sure she can get whatever she puts her mind to.

Maybe that'll cause AZ and TX and AL to secede into the sovereign nation of Dumbfuckistan, where they can shoot each other to their hearts' content.

ChessieNefercat July 11, 2011 at 11:40 pm

“…where they can shoot each other to their hearts' content.”And to ours as well.

BlueStateLibel July 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm

That's a lovely photo, but where is her gun?

Angry_Marmot July 11, 2011 at 7:25 pm

Maybe next time she'll leave the safety off when she wants to show just how much she loves Mr. Ruger.

fuflans July 11, 2011 at 7:26 pm

OT but i'm so glad our republican nero's are fiddling while our debt crisis burns and attempting to repeal light bulb regulations.

weejee July 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm

It's the mercury that put the ceiling in debt, obvs.

Goonemeritus July 11, 2011 at 7:28 pm

Given enough time she will most likely have an “accident”. Only time will determine whether it will be an innocent bystander a family member or her own whooha that takes a round. That said when the personal protection branch of gun nuts disowns you it’s time to switch to a whistle.

Not_So_Much July 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Meh, it's not like she emptied the clip at his feet to "make him dance". But probably just because she was too stupid to think of it on the spot right there…

Radiotherapy® July 11, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Eddie Eagle needs to pay a little visit to Arizona lawmakers.
And, since Neilist has returned, he can shoot us a comment too.

Barrelhse July 11, 2011 at 8:35 pm
Radiotherapy® July 11, 2011 at 9:13 pm

It's easy to confuse him with the cartoon character who teaches kids about gun safety but:

The purpose of the Eddie Eagle Program isn't to teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children. The program makes no value judgments about firearms, and no firearms are ever used in the program. Like swimming pools, electrical outlets, matchbooks and household poison, they're treated simply as a fact of everyday life. With firearms found in about half of all American households, it's a stance that makes sense.

Eddie Eagle is never shown touching a firearm, and he does not promote firearm ownership or use. The program prohibits the use of Eddie Eagle mascots anywhere that guns are present. The Eddie Eagle Program has no agenda other than accident prevention — ensuring that children stay safe should they encounter a gun. The program never mentions the NRA. Nor does it encourage children to buy guns or to become NRA members. The NRA does not receive any appropriations from Congress, nor is it a trade organization. It is not affiliated with any firearm or ammunition manufacturers or with any businesses that deal in guns and ammunition.

Guppy06 July 12, 2011 at 1:39 am

"Like swimming pools, electrical outlets, matchbooks and household poison, they're treated simply as a fact of everyday life."

One of these things doctors aren't allowed to ask about in Florida.

Thanks, NRA!

Sue4466 July 11, 2011 at 7:33 pm

So great that the gun was pink. That's what makes it so adorable!

Really, what can go wrong with a gun color-coordinated with Barbie's Dream House.

Barrelhse July 11, 2011 at 9:46 pm

At first I assumed she got it from Mary Kay, then I saw the picture of Ms(?)Klein. Maybe it's the Mary Kay booby prize, and she's supposed to turn it on herself for giving Beauty Products a bad name.

rocktonsam July 11, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Hey Lori Gunn , lets see them tits!

sati_demise July 11, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Well the gun is a nice razzberry color.

This is the same pol who shouted at a bunch of American citizens to "go back to Mexico"
yea, thats her.

northernbassist July 11, 2011 at 7:35 pm

And here's what the 'accident' mentioned above will probably look like:
http://tinyurl.com/67lpqqq

fast fwd to 25 seconds in

warning–there is NSFW language here–but what do you expect when you shoot yerself in the leg while practicing your quick draw?

hollywooddood July 11, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Even I know that you don't point a gun at anyone unless you intend to shoot them. And I'm not even from Arizona.

Lionel[redacted]Esq July 11, 2011 at 7:37 pm

These sort of demonstrations are so much more fun with the Pot Legalization people.

Weenus299 July 11, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Pointing and Presenting isn't agin the law, it's a fuckin' mating ritual.

Radiotherapy® July 11, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Downfisty, Come out, come out wherever you are;
olly, olly in free.
You fuckface.

deanbooth July 11, 2011 at 7:41 pm

The mass shooting in Tucson was just a PR problem, too.

pinkocommi July 11, 2011 at 7:43 pm

I'd give up my gun rights if it meant I could find a job.

emmelemm July 11, 2011 at 7:50 pm

What, the gun factories aren't hiring?

ifthethunderdontgetya July 11, 2011 at 7:46 pm

I'm gonna have to wait for Neilist to weigh in before I know what to think.
~

BaldarTFlagass July 11, 2011 at 7:46 pm

She's watched Sigourney Weaver get all armed up to go rescue the little girl in the atmosphere generator on LV-426 a few too many times.

ThundercatHo July 11, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Get away from her, you bitch!

BlueStateLibel July 11, 2011 at 7:52 pm

This isn't snarky, but you know what kind of people need and like guns? People who are afraid, deeply afraid of the world, and see it as a very scary place. This is exactly what this woman is.

Barrelhse July 11, 2011 at 8:42 pm

I'm willing to do anything possible to reinforce her belief.

zhubajie July 11, 2011 at 10:41 pm

True. I doubt Jackie Chan carries a gun.

Come here a minute July 11, 2011 at 8:02 pm

Range MASTER Rob Mermelstein is right — he should really think about supporting a law that enforces his position about gun safety. That would be a good way to wage a non-stop battle for PR.

itgetter July 11, 2011 at 8:04 pm

The googles just taught me so much more about the delightful Lori Klein.
http://tucsoncitizen.com/in-the-aggregate/2011/07

Click the link to watch her read the most racist letter ever. Apparently all messican school children want to reclaim their land! Get your rugers ready, teachers!

Barrelhse July 11, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Luckily, the ATF provided the Mexican kids with superior firepower.

alaninthecastro July 11, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Actually, I believe Arizona law requires you to point a loaded gun at reporters.

donner_froh July 11, 2011 at 8:20 pm

1969. The Black Panther Party (the real one) protests a law that prohibited the carrying of firearms in any public place–the Mulford Act.

Washington state and California.

DerrickWildcat July 11, 2011 at 8:31 pm

Don't let anybody bullshit you about how an unloaded gun is more dangerous than a loaded one.

Guppy06 July 11, 2011 at 8:37 pm

“Whoever would do something like that needs to have a better grounding in gun safety before ever laying a hand on a firearm,” said Rob Mermelstein, the range master of the Phoenix Rod and Gun Club.

Why, there ought to be a law that one must demonstrate some base level of firearms safety proficiency before… oh yeah.

Obligatory comic!

In any other state in the Union, she'd be charged with simple assault by now.

rambone July 11, 2011 at 8:41 pm

It goes with out saying firearms owners are waging a nonstop battle for PR

If reporters don't need to possess basic English grammar knowledge, why should gun nuts have to learn basic firearms safety?

P.S. Crazy people packing heat makes me want to apply for a concealed carry license. The circle of life . . .

prommie July 11, 2011 at 9:01 pm

Don't retreat, reload, Senator Klein.

DustBowlBlues July 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm

G**dammit, it's been at or above 100F since mid June and the only thing raining down is the stoopid. Where am I, fucking Arizona? Could this idiot woman pull her thweet wittle gun on Inhofe? "Admit Climate Change is real, bitch! Or this baby will rapture your ass to kingdom come."

C_R_Eature July 11, 2011 at 9:12 pm

If that dizzy bitch had pointed that gun at me, I'd take it away & she'd need a Proctologist to get it back.
No funny here. If you're going to carry a weapon, learn how to use it. It's not a goddamn toy or Talisman or surrogate penis, that type of handgun is a machine that's designed to kill people. Don't point it at anything you don't want to kill, don't leave a round in the chamber and stick the thing in your pants and don't leave it loaded around the house for the kiddies to find.
Sorry. Today I'm sick of Stupid.

mavenmaven July 11, 2011 at 9:40 pm

"The raspberry-pink handgun " Aw shucks, she had a "hello kitty" handgun… I'm sure the kids want to play with it, so what if the safety is off…

Warpde July 11, 2011 at 9:44 pm

Not to worry.
She's shooting blanks.

Oh wait….
That would be her husband.

Redhead July 11, 2011 at 10:10 pm

This would NEVER have happened if the reporter had had a gun. (They would have both died in the shoot out before the reporter had a chance to write the story.)

not that Dewey July 11, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Now, Frenesi Gates had a pink chainsaw with a mother-of-pearl grip that she carried in her purse. That was cute.

This, not so much.

SayItWithWookies July 12, 2011 at 3:35 am

I hope this lady wins a hunting trip with Dick Cheney — sounds like these two gun safety experts should have a few shots of Makers Mark and share experiences where they were maligned by the press for their strong principles.

Negropolis July 12, 2011 at 4:01 am

**Tapping gym shoes together**

There's not place like home; there's not place like home; there's no place…

And, the winner for the next Darwin Award is…

starfanglednut July 12, 2011 at 5:17 am

Baby got a hand, got a finger on the trigger…

comrad_darkness July 12, 2011 at 8:27 am

She carries the Ruger only because her invisible penis is too small.

gurukalehuru July 12, 2011 at 8:38 am

Puppies are cute. Kittens are cute. Babies are cute, mostly when they're sleeping. Guns are not cute, silly woman. Not even if they are pink. Pink is not enough to make something cute anymore. Dog's dicks are pink. Certain types of vomit are pink.

LiveToServeYa July 12, 2011 at 8:50 am

The reporter's pen is mightier than Lori's raspberry-pink (gah!) .380 peashooter. Good thing his pen didn't go off accidentally.

EBGrey July 12, 2011 at 9:05 am

If only Klein would point the gun at her head.

Cat_Damon July 12, 2011 at 9:30 am

You know who ELSE probably belonged to the Rod and Gun Club????

BaldarTFlagass July 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

The reporter really missed his chance at a Lebowski moment.

Let me tell you something, Senator. You pull any your crazy Republican gun-nut shit with me, you flash your piece out during the interview, I'll take it away from you and stick it up your ass and pull the fucking trigger til it goes "click".

MLite July 12, 2011 at 10:33 am

You know, bad PR, like when a disgruntled teenager shoots up his classmates and teachers, or Mexican drug cartels buy assault rifles in America to kill thousands.

ttommyunger July 12, 2011 at 10:49 am

"Stupid is as stupid does." Forrest Gump.

guangho July 12, 2011 at 11:16 am

“It goes with out saying firearms owners are waging a nonstop battle for PR and any type of incident like this is not favorable to the gun-owing public". Clearly that is the moral lesson to be learned from this story about a government official pointing a firearm, with the safety off, at a reporter.

V572 der Plaatz July 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm

Ew, not one of those cigars, please. And I should’ve said MSM weren’tlistening.

Radiotherapy® July 11, 2011 at 7:48 pm

So just shoot them in the tumor, it's about as effective as radiotherapy.
Sorry, there is nothing funny about cancer…or the troops…or the wholesale murder of slavs and jews and n'er do wells by the nazi's…or tax hikes for the job creators…

weejee July 11, 2011 at 7:54 pm

At least this jerb creator prefers tax hikes over being shot. This is not to say all jerb poopers feel that way. Clearly, Teatard entremanures would take getting hit by a couple of rounds over a tax hike, but that has a Darwinian upside.

philpjfry July 11, 2011 at 11:33 pm

As a man that owns lots of guns and takes gun safety very seriously, let me say I wish I could give you more than one thumbs up. Regarding the .380, I wouldn't call it a toy, but I am reminded of a Mark Twain passage where two characters are discussing a .25 S&W "If you ever shoot me with that and I find out about it…."

northernbassist July 12, 2011 at 12:01 am

Haven't run across the technique that involves inserting the trigger finger *into* the trigger guard to assist in extracting the weapon from the holster yet–in fact, that goes against all the training I've had.

Been shooting for more than 40 years and though my arsenal may not be large, I've never had a negligent discharge. I also prefer to use accessories that are designed for the weapon–believe the man said that he was using his Kimber 1911 in the thumb drive holster; don't see anything but Glocks listed for these holsters.

It was a bonehead move, but props to the guy for using it to try and educate.

Neilist_Returns July 12, 2011 at 12:40 am

I must confess — guiltily — to having recently purchased a Colt 1906 Vest Pocket Pistol in .25 cal. ACP. It was manufactured in 1916, so it was a C&R legal here in the People's Republic of California.

I rarely carry it, however, as I don't think can throw it hard enough to do any damage.

Even if I hit one of the people in here in their Eggheads . . . .

Neilist
Guns Don't Kill People. BULLETS Kill People!!!!!

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