While the political theater plays out in Washington and when the lights and cameras are not rolling as Republicans and Democrats pretend to be opposed to one another, it hasn't come to the point of pulling guns on each other, yet. But that is not the case in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Saturday about 3:45 pm police responded to a call from Democrat Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick alleged that Assemblyman Steven Brooks had threatened to shoot her.
According to KTNV,
Assemblyman Steven Brooks, 40, of North Las Vegas made threats to harm a public official Saturday afternoon, police said in a news release Sunday morning. A source said he was arrested with a loaded gun after threatening to shoot Kirkpatrick.
Kirkpatrick and witnesses who corroborated the allegation prompted police to begin searching for Brooks. About 5:30 p.m., Brooks was seen driving in the area of Carey Avenue and Mt. Hood Street, where he was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop.
Another Democratic source with knowledge of the situation said Brooks publicly threatened to harm Kirkpatrick because he was unhappy with the committee assignments given to him by Kirkpatrick. The 2013 Legislature begins Feb. 4.
So Brooks goes off the deep end for getting an assignment he didn't like and decides to issue a threat of gun violence against a fellow female Democrat. Talk about a war on women!
Brooks was first elected in 2010 and represents Assembly District 17. He is forty years old and has four children.
Is it me or is all of the crazy people who intend on just randomly shooting people Democrats? Perhaps, if we are looking to be serious about controlling guns in the hands of people who should not have them, we should first look to see if they are registered Democrats.
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