First, the Senator is, in her own words, “mortified” by what happened. She describes herself as a life-long gun owner and 2A supporter. Her father started teaching her how to safely use a gun at age five. And yes, she knows the four rules.
During the interview, she didn’t whip out her gun to show it off. The reporter specifically asked to see it. He then wanted her to demonstrate the Crimson Trace laser. Senator Kline complied, pointing the gun toward a wall and activating the laser.The reporter then approached her, momentarily getting himself between the gun and the wall. The Senator said that as soon as she realized the laser was on his chest, she immediately lowered it.
So the reporter just happened to walk IN FRONT OF A LOADED GUN?
Well, not exactly.
There wasn’t a round in the chamber
She admits---often and loudly---that her actions were not consistent with The Rules.
And we think she learned something, too.
Never, Ever, trust a reporter.