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February 22, 2013
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Nevada Assemblyman Steve Brooks tried to purchase gun in Sparks

A Nevada assemblyman who was banned from the Legislature building attempted to buy a gun at Scheel's Sporting Goods Thursday night in Sparks.

Assemblyman Steven Brooks allegedly tried to buy a hunting-style rifle at the sporting goods store, Sheriff Ken Furlong said.

"The transaction did not go through," Furlong said of the attempted purchase, adding that there is a waiting period for firearms purchases.

None of the cases Brooks has been charged with have been adjudicated, Furlong said. Until the cases are adjudicated, and in the state's favor, Brook's would not be added to a do-not-buy list for that reason, although he could be denied the ability to purchase for other reasons.

"We're looking to summarize what events took place in Las Vegas," he said.

The Department of Alternative Sentencing served Brooks a protection order on February 14, for Speakerwoman Marylin Kirkpatrick and Assemblyman William Horne. Alternative Sentencing called for assistance from deputies. Brooks and Deputies engaged in a verbal altercation but, through the help of Brooks' attorney, the orders were able to be served.

"We were able to calm him down and serve him the papers," Furlong said.

Brooks left Carson City that night and is believed to be staying in Sparks.

"We hope he does not come back to Carson," Furlong said, adding, "He has not broken any laws."

"He has not done anything wrong," Furlong said. "We're monitoring the situation very, very closely.


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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 22, 2013 06:51PM Published Feb 22, 2013 06:49PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.