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Arizona lawmaker points loaded gun at reporter’s chest

A freshman Arizona state Senator may be in need of some gun safety lessons. Richard Ruelas, a reporter for The Arizona Republic, found himself staring down the barrel of Republican state Sen. Lori Klein’s raspberry-pink firearm during a recent interview at the Capitol. “Oh, it’s so cute,” Klein said of…

Anti-Muslim pastor accidentally fires gun after meeting with imam

A controversial Koran-burning pastor accidentally discharged his firearm Thursday night in the parking lot of a TV station after appearing on a talk show with a Muslim cleric. Terry Jones had appeared on Fox 2′s Let it Rip program along with Hassan Al-Qazwini, the leader of Deaborn’s Islamic Center of…

Utah becomes first in U.S. to designate official state gun

SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) – Utah has become the first U.S. state to name an official firearm, placing an automatic pistol on a list of designated symbols, right along with the honeybee and the cutthroat trout. Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed the bill into law this week, designating the Browning…

Utah may make Browning handgun an official state symbol

Utah has a state tree (the blue spruce), a state insect (the honey bee), and last week the Browning M1911 handgun came one step closer to becoming the official state firearm. On a one-time-only holiday honoring Utah gun-maker John Moses Browning, a bill that would designate the handgun as a…

Armed bystander almost shot hero that disarmed AZ shooter

Maddow destroys GOP fantasy that more guns equals less violence Six people were killed and 14 more were injured when a gunman opened fire on an event outside a Tucson Safeway Saturday. The tragedy could have been even worse had an armed bystander not thought twice before shooting the hero…

Gun maker sells assault rifle component engraved with ‘You Lie’ congressman’s quote

There’s something to be said for poorly timed remarks, but it’s another thing to display a flagrantly insensitive contempt for political realities. Example one: Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), who shouted “You lie!” during a speech by President Barack Obama. He’s become a hero to tea party activists for his outburst,…

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