Embattled Assemblyman Brooks attempts to buy firearm and is delayed

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Updated: 2/22/2013 1:00 pm
RENO, Nev (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – Sources tell News 4 that embattled Assemblyman Steven Brooks attempted to purchase a firearm from the Scheels sporting goods store in the Legends at Sparks shopping center.  The source adds that Brooks’ purchase of the firearm was delayed.  

News 4 has also learned Brooks (D-Las Vegas) now has at least a temporary residence in Washoe County. It appears that Brooks has taken residence in Washoe County to avoid being close other lawmakers that have court ordered restraining orders against the Assemblyman.

Carson City Sheriff Ken Ferlong tells News 4 on February 14th Assemblyman Steven Brooks was served two protective orders out of the Justice Court in Carson City, for Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Assembly Majority Leader William Horne. He was served at his temporary home in Carson City.

While attempting to serve the order court officials became nervous and called Carson City Sheriff Deputies for assistance. Furlong tells News 4 Brooks then got into a verbal altercation with Deputies when they arrived.

Furlong says Brooks left Carson City that night and now has a temporary residence in the Reno/Sparks area.

After hearing of Brooks' attempt to purchase a firearm, the Carson City Sheriff’s Office was on alert in case Brooks attempted to come back to Carson City.

Sheriff Furlong says everything now is at a steady pace and calm in Carson City. The Sheriff’s Office is attempting monitor all of Brooks’ activities.

Sources tell To The Point host Anjeanette Damon the Assemblyman was kicked out of the Johnny Rockets restaurant inside the Grand Sierra Resort six days before he attempted to purchase the firearm.  Brooks tells Damon he was recognized because of the "bad press" he's been getting, and was told to leave.

Brooks has been banned from the legislative building and is on paid administrative leave until a select committee hears evidence on whether he is fit to serve in the legislature.

Brooks was arrested February 10 in Las Vegas on suspicion of physically attacking a family member, then grabbing for an officer's weapon.

He was also arrested January 20th in Las Vegas after allegedly threatening then Democratic Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
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nubgnngs42 - 2/22/2013 3:14 PM
3 Votes
It's amazing how Democraps, at all levels of the government,are for gun control, unless it applies to them.

Paskahousu - 2/22/2013 2:27 PM
1 Vote
Military turns on Military, Cop turns on Cop, Politician turns on Politician.... The system is Imploding! You reap what you sow! FYI: This man has not committed a crime, was searched without a warrant, plastered all over the media as crazy man, all based on "Allegations". If he wasn't a threat in the beginning, he sure could be now since he can't even go into a burger joint without being told to leave based on media reports! Being "Wronged", Like the "Dorner Situation" and having no true legal justice and fairness, can bring a person to intense resentment, anger and will for vengeance! Especially in today's Meiguó! Yeah, that would be Chinese for Amerika, learn it along with Spanish. So when your the one picking tomatoes in the field, you can understand your boss who speaks Spanish and read your check that is written in Chinese.

straitshooter - 2/22/2013 1:46 PM
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This makes no sense what so ever. There is decent security at the courts and the legislative building including armed officers of the law and metal detectors. He's not a wanted convict, or on a FBI watch list that I am aware of. Despite the "bad news" following him, doesn't he still have his rights? He can't even buy pizza at the GSR without getting kicked out. Despite whatever OPINION people have, popular or not he's still a American and it seems to me they are cornering a mad dog, like they want him to freak out. I hope he comes to his senses, and I hope the law focuses on more dangerous things like the murderous motorcycle gangs and cartel runners that plague Nevada. Public servants were not high on the list of dangerous suspects last time I checked irregardless of what he may or may not have said.

ansonic - 2/22/2013 12:16 PM
0 Votes
Would a background check to purchase a gun shown anything about all the trouble ha has been in lately. If he wasn't somewhat infamous in the state could he have bought a gun?

TahoeKLee - 2/22/2013 11:50 AM
1 Vote
And here we go again. All across this country we keep hearing about murders and shootings committed by people who OTHER people knew should have been committed but weren't. Apparently now the entire state of Nevada is going to be named as negligent when this guy finally shoots and/or kills someone. Anybody who doesn't see what's coming is looking the other direction. Could it be because he's a Democrat? Just a thought...

maddyo says so - 2/22/2013 11:20 AM
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We feel something should be done but that is just the trick isn't it? The slow pace of our State Government is nothing new. Like just about everything those with political clout drag their feet. This Brooks dude is on PAID ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE with a couple of protection orders filed against him and money to blow at Johnny Rockets and Scheels. This dude just wants to spend that easy money in this local market, what is all the fuss.

kdavis52 - 2/22/2013 11:11 AM
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He needs to get out of town. Reno doesn't need him. Who does he think he is? He's not someone EXTRA SPECIAL. Be wary. This type of fellow wants his hay day in a courthouse. Violently.

edoetschman - 2/22/2013 10:49 AM
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I think we all have had enough of this man. It is clear by his actions the past month, that he needs to be committed and off the street before something really happens.
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