Case in point, a Republican State Legislator who thinks it's funny to pull a gun on people:
A politician pulls a Rule 2 violation on a reporter, and now is having to defend herself, rightly so. This is America, dammit. Stunts like that happen in 3rd world banana republics, not here.If you click through to the story, you find this:
No, I understand why you'd want to pack heat. Even on the floor of the legislature, which quite frankly would be an admirable political statement in support of liberty.
Klein, a freshman lawmaker, said she has heard and read comments from people who don't understand why she feels the need to constantly walk around armed, even on the secured floor of the legislative chamber.
"They kind of look like everybody who does carry is some kind of hick or hillbilly or cowboy type," Klein said, "and they don't identify."
What we object to, Cupcake, is brandishing and muzzle sweeping (if you can even call it that - it looks like you deliberately aimed your gun at something that didn't need any holes installed in it). And we object to the fact that you're free as a bird while I would be looking at the inside of a jail cell and loss of my carry permit had I played that particular game.
What I object to is the sense of entitlement of a Political Class that thinks it's just like me, only better. Voters of Arizona, here's some advice that applies to Sen. Kline next election day:
You know what to do.
In all fairness, her side of the story is somewhat different than the reporter's. But she's dumb as a box of hammers if she thought that showing her gat to a reporter would get her good press.