Arizona Lawmaker Blames Reporter For Getting In Way Of Her Gun

Yesterday, ThinkProgress reported that Arizona state Sen. Lori Klein (R) pointed her loaded “raspberry pink” handgun at a reporter’s chest with no saftey. The incident has caused a minor uproar in the state, and now Klein is denying pointing the gun directly at the reporter. Klein claims that the reporter, Richard Ruelas of the Arizona Republic, walked in front of the gun. But Ruelas has an audio recording of the incident proving Klien wrong. Watch CNN’s report, which includes the audio recording:

Klein caused a separate mini-scandal earlier this year when she brought a loaded gun into the state capitol only two days after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ).