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The Assemblyman Has a Gun:
The Steven Brooks Saga

The Daily Beast, by Jon Ralston

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Posted By:lvmatt, 1/24/2013 4:36:28 PM

Even for Nevadans, who have in recent years seen a governor accused of assaulting a cocktail waitress and a senator acknowledge a career-ending affair with his best friend’s wife, the latest spectacle is still riveting.The slow, public hara-kiri of one Steven Brooks has unprecedented elements—and that’s saying something for Nevada. The story of the Democratic assemblyman, arrested and accused of threats to a Democratic speaker after being found with a .357 revolver and 41 rounds in a shoebox in his trunk, has transfixed a state where politics inhabit a spectrum from weird to outrageous.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: rellimpank2, 1/24/2013 5:09:32 PM     (No. 9137274)

--although I don´t listen to Ralston (shrill voiced rabble-rouser, largely left-ward leaning best describes him) the promo spot for him last night promised a look at the ´loaned gun´ ´loophole´--- the dimwit Brooks apparently borrowed it---

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Ecclesiastes, 1/24/2013 7:32:29 PM     (No. 9137509)

I watch Louisiana politics from time to time.

This? This is boring, too ordinary.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: columba, 1/24/2013 10:40:01 PM     (No. 9137790)

It is not illegal to have a gun in the trunk of your car in Nevada.
It is not illegal to have a gun on a car seat, or on the dash or in your lap in a car in Nevada.
It is not illegal to carry a gun in a holster on your hip in Nevada.
The writer of the article is looking for a reason to write an article. Guns seems to be currently "in."
What is more interesting is a Betty Crocker recipe.

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