A gun-toting Arizona state senator is on the defensive, drawing criticism after reports emerged that she pointed her raspberry-pink semi-automatic pistol at a reporter while demonstrating its laser sight during a recent interview.
It’s not the first time that Republican Sen. Lori Klein of Anthem has made headlines in connection with a personal weapon.
In January, Klein carried a different gun to the Legislature’s opening joint session. That was just two days after the Tucson shooting rampage that left six people dead and 13 others wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
The latest incident, which occurred last month, was mentioned in passing in a lengthy story published Sunday by The Arizona Republic about Klein’s practice of carrying a gun to the Capitol.
The Arizona Guardian posted a story on its website Monday drawing attention to the June instance mentioned in the Republic.
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