Background checks work.

Somehow this person got elected.

A lawmaker who has been arrested twice in two months, hospitalized for a mental evaluation and accused of threatening to harm a Democratic Party leader could this week become the first person in Nevada history to be kicked out of the Legislature.

A select committee plans to convene Tuesday evening to recommend whether Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-Las Vegas, should be allowed to return to his seat in the Legislature, be expelled, censured or otherwise reprimanded.

But here’s the important part of the story.  After being arrested in a car with a rifle and oodles of ammo after making a threat to another politician and again in a domestic disturbance where he threw punches at the police and tried to grab a gun from one of the cops, he tried to purchase another gun later that month.

Brooks was denied permission to buy a rifle Feb. 21 at a sporting goods store in Sparks after the Nevada Department of Public Safety reviewed background forms he had filled out.

For all the people who say background checks won’t keep guns out of the hands of criminals, background checks kept this rifle out of this guy’s hands.  Whether he gets another one somewhere else in the future is undetermined, but he won’t be shooting anyone with the rifle that was refused to him Feb. 21 based on the background check.

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