Republicans love guns

They’re just not very bright and don’t know much about them.

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 the .380 Ruger that she carries in purse at all times.

While the loaded pistol had no safety and the laser pointer was centered on the reporter’s chest, Klein explained that there was no need to worry.

“I just didn’t have my hand on the trigger,” she said.

I think there’s good cause to revoke her permit to carry, and for the NRA to come howling down on her in righteous wrath. Not that I imagine for an instant that it will actually happen.