Brooks Denied Permit to Buy Gun in Nevada

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CARSON CITY, NV - The Nevada Department of Public Safety has confirmed to KOLO 8 News Now that Assemblyman Steven Brooks of Las Vegas has been denied a permit to buy any gun in the state of Nevada for one year.

Brooks tried to buy a hunting rifle at Scheels in Sparks last week, and a clerk there turned him away. The state then looked into his application and based on information on it, decided Monday not to let him buy anywhere in the state. The specific reason isn't being released to the public.

Brooks has been watched by authorities since January, with reports of threats he allegedly made against Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

Since then there has been a series of incidents, most recently an angry encounter with Carson City deputies when they served a temporary restraining order aimed at keeping him from Kirkpatrick and Assemblyman William Horne.

Brooks is on at least a three-week leave of absence from the Legislature.