A run-down of some Tennesseeans who luhrve their guns:
• May 26:
In Memphis, a 13-year-old girl was charged with aggravated assault domestic violence for shooting her 15-year-old brother with a pellet gun:
According to Lt. Helms with the Memphis Police Department, the boy was locked out of the family’s home on Quito Road in Millington. When he tried to contact their father, the 13-year-old came out of the house and shot her brother in the arm.
• May 24:
1- A Jackson teenager was arrested after taking a loaded shotgun into a Walmart. He said he was trying to buy ammunition and was afraid the gun would be stolen if he left it in his car.
2- Notorious Nashville gun loon Leonard Embody has his day in court, and lost horribly:
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Appeals Court has ruled against a Brentwood man who claimed state law regulating the carrying of firearms was unconstitutional.
Leonard Embody filed a lawsuit in 2010 after state officials took away his carry permit, finding a “material likelihood of risk of harm to the public.”
The revocation came after Embody was detained by Belle Meade police in 2010 while walking with a .44-caliber black powder revolver in his hand. He was detained in 2009 while walking in Radnor Lake State Park with an AK-47-style pistol. He also has been stopped in at least three similar incidents, although he was never charged with a crime.
Embody, who represented himself, claimed in court that the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives him a right to carry firearms.
According to the court, “The crux of Embody’s argument is that, as a law-abiding citizen, the legislature may not constitutionally bar him from carrying loaded firearms in public.”
Ruling on Wednesday from Nashville, a three-member panel of the Tennessee Court of Appeals disagreed, ruling that the right to bear arms is not without limits.
The court said recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions have found that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual’s right to keep and bear arms for the protection of hearth and home. However, when a person is in a public place, he or she must submit to public regulations, the Appeals Court stated.
Suckit, loon. You know that old saying: a person who acts as his own lawyer has a fool for a client.
• May 23:
A former police officer opened fire on a Bean Station pharmacy, killing two and injuring two.
• May 22:
1- A Lebanon teen accidentally shot himself in the leg last week:
A 14-year-old boy accidentally shot himself in the leg Tuesday night at a home on Fairview Avenue in Lebanon, according to police.
The victim was with another 14-year-old friend looking at a gun on the front porch of the home when it discharged, police said. The victim told police he accidently shot himself while handling the gun.
2- People are such assholes: two bald eagles have been shot in Tennessee this spring, and a reward is being offered for information. The eagles survived and are receiving veterinary care. Check this out:
Dang. Modern veterinary medicine amazes me.
• May 20:
A Nashville gang member (now incarcerated) told a local news station that he and his fellow gang members frequented local gun shows to buy their guns:
Gutierrez said at age 15, he and other gang members went to local gun shows with cash and were easily able to buy four to six guns each visit.
“Anybody will sell you a gun,” Gutierrez said. “I mean no matter what, if you want a gun and you show them the money, and tell them you want to buy it, he’s going to definitely sell it to you.”
Gutierrez said he bought most guns in the gun show parking lot, after going inside the show and picking out which guns he wanted.
Licensed dealers must run background checks, but private sales at gun shows require no background check.
NewsChannel 5 Investigates asked, “What if you had to go through a background check?”
Gutierrez responded, “I guess we wouldn’t be buying none.”
Thanks to Republicans like Sens. Alexander and Corker, Tennessee gang members still have easy access to firearms. Way to go, assholes.
• May 18:
1- A Franklin middle school student was arrested after pulling a gun at a school dance:
FRANKLIN, Tenn. — A middle school student was arrested Friday night after police officers said he pulled a gun at a school dance. The incident happened at the 8th grade dance at Freedom Middle School in Franklin.
2- With all of these accidents, gun thefts, and toddlers finding guns and shooting themselves and their siblings, this idiot Farragut Alderman actually thinks a requirement that all homeowners keep a gun in the house is a good idea:
At this point it should be clearly stated that this issue has never been about making firearms mandatory; it is about economic development, brand differentiation and the benefits associated with having such a statement.
“Brand differentiation”? You’re kidding, right?
Also, to all the gun loonz who want to make firearms mandatory: I’m assuming you’ll allow religious exemptions for peace-loving Quaker types and other anti-gun/anti-violence believers, right? You know, the same way you’re all up in arms over the Obama birth control mandate?
Y’all are idiots. The jokes just write themselves.
• May 15:
A resident of Unicoi believes his cat was severely injured by a stray bullet from a nearby shooting range:
Hinshaw said his cat was taken to the Unicoi Animal Hospital and, after X-rays were taken, bullet fragments were found in the cat’s injured paw. Hinshaw, who lives just across the road from the Scioto Shooting Range, also said he heard shooting at the range on the morning that his cat was found injured. He feels the bullet that injured his pet originated from the nearby range.
“Once the animal got shot that doesn’t cross the road, I mean, either it was shot in my yard or at the edge of the road, he doesn’t go to the range,” he said. “That’s when it really got real that bullets are coming this way. Then when you walk over to the range and you can see the holes in the garbage can from where they enter and where they pass through, it’s headed directly toward my house.”
While the federally-operated range predates the residences located across from it, and he said the once-secluded range provided an ideal location for marksmen to practice, Hinshaw said several homes are now in the “line of fire” and that he and several neighbors feel possible abuse of the range must be addressed.