Tale of the Gun: Scott Bundgaard Tells Senate GOPers Gal-Pal Pulled a Piece During February Scuffle

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Scott Bundgaard now says his ex-girlfriend pulled out a gun during last month's highway scuffle.
Embattled state Senate Majority Leader Scott Bundgaard reportedly told Senate Republicans that his now-ex-girlfriend, Aubry Ballard, pulled out a gun during a roadside brouhaha last month that left the senator with a black eye and Ballard in the hoosegow.

Bundgaard met with Senate Republicans yesterday to discuss the February 25, incident, and to determine whether he would remain in his leadership role. The tale of the gun apparently was enough to win Bundgaard a stay of execution as the second-most-powerful person in the Senate.

Bundgaard's PR flack, Jason Rose, did not immediately return New Times' request for comment.

However, Rose offered the following worthless response to the Arizona Guardian: "We are working with law enforcement and will continue to work with them as it relates to all issues involved with this case. We have no further comment beyond a commitment to continue to cooperate with them."

It should be noted that nowhere in the seven-page police report does it mention anything about a gun, nor has Bundgaard ever publicly suggested (until yesterday) that a gun was involved in the alleged scuffle.

That, Bundgaard told his colleagues in the Senate, is part of an effort to protect his former flame.

The gun Ballard allegedly pulled belongs to Bundgaard, and was kept in either the glove compartment, or the center console of his gold Mercedes, out of which Ballard allegedly tossed the senator's clothes before he stopped the car and tried to remove her.

Details of the scuffle are fuzzy, with both parties telling differing stories. See New Times' story on the matter here.

Some lawmakers reportedly were skeptical of Bundgaard's story. They agreed yesterday to give Bundgaard another week before taking a formal vote on whether to give him the boot as majority leader.

Calls to Senator Rich Crandall, a colleague of Bundgaard's who's called for his ouster as majority leader, were not immediately returned. Check back to Valley Fever for updates.
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nellpost
nellpost

Golly gosh gee, I don't believe him now more than before!! This girl is luck to have escaped the "relationship". In my opinion.

Mxxmrtn
Mxxmrtn

She pulls a gun on him and he "wants to protect her". Funny he didn't mention a gun in his hasty statement slamming the AZ Rep for "not calling" him before they broke the story. The statement also said he'd answer any and all questions, then the next day, "we're tired...please respect OUR privacy." Just wants to protect the girl; after she allegedly PULLS A GUN ON HIM? I think the story is a little strange; especially with the new story about his ex-wife leaving him, needing police escort, during the honeymoon????

Looks like a good story; isn't this the same goon that palled around with Pierre Falcone a few years back? Don't think Falcone will be much help now that he's in prison.

Phxn8iv
Phxn8iv

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Gerry_C
Gerry_C

and....he claims he did not mention the gun to protect her. But, he had no issue with them carting her off to jail while laying down his get out of jail free card.

Johnny White Man
Johnny White Man

Since the so called "7 page police report" didn't indicate a gun was involved. Do you know what these means? It simply means that Mr. Bundgaard is full of shit. The police doesn't support his argument.

This is a classic case of "He said, She said".

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

Obviously, Bundgaard will call the investigating officer and explain that he forgot a few 'minor' issues previously. The report will be amended to reflect the total truth and Phoenix PD will get a million dollars to fight illegals.

Bob
Bob

Isn't a person with a concealed weapon supposed to notify the Police when they are stopped?

Gerry_C
Gerry_C

I don't believe the law requires you to notify the Police that you have a concealed weapon. However, you must respond if the Officer asks if you are armed. To me, prudence would dictate that one should try to avoid firearms surprises when dealing with law enforcement.

Ms Info
Ms Info

Cops usually ask if someone has a weapon during traffic stops and always do so in domestic violence cases. There is no way they would not have asked Bundgaard and Ballard whether they had a gun in the car or on their person.

WhoKnows
WhoKnows

So BlunderGuard broke the law on the gun thing too.. What a winner he is!

Rob
Rob

Was it a Colt Single action Army revolver?

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