Assemblyman Brooks can't buy a gun for a year
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- A troubled state assemblyman who has been barred from the Legislature after allegedly threatening some colleagues won't be able to buy a gun for at least a year but authorities say they remain on heightened alert and continue to monitor him closely.
The Nevada Department of Public Safety on Monday formally denied Assemblyman Steven Brooks' a purchase of a rifle based on the background check forms he filed at a Sparks sporting goods store on Thursday.
Records division chief Patrick Conmay says the reason for the denial is confidential but confirms it's in effect for a year.
North Las Vegas Police Sgt. Tim Bedell says they remain concerned because someone who is determined to obtain a firearm can usually get one.
Brooks' lawyer didn't return a call seeking comment.