Steven Brooks, a Democratic state lawmaker in Nevada, wanted a gun. So last Thursday, the 40-year-old father of four went to a sporting goods store in Sparks, Nev. and attempted to buy one. That triggered a background check. And that background check has triggered headlines. But then, Brooks has been in headlines for weeks.
Media outlets in Nevada have been covering Brooks heavily because of his recent run of troubling behavior, which began in late January, just days before he was sworn in to his second term in the Nevada Assembly.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)
Four weeks ago, California state Sen. Leland Yee (D) got a death threat "unlike any other" he has ever received.PERMALINK | COMMENTS (0) | RECOMMEND RECOMMEND (0)