Here’s your weekly gun report:
• July 30, 2013:
1- Notorious Nashville gun loon parades around downtown Nashville in a bullet-proof vest and semi-automatic weapon (with silencer), gets arrested:
Police questioned the man, identified later as 41-year-old Leonard Embody, and said he was uncooperative. An affidavit said he refused to show identification, and also would not answer whether the weapon was loaded.
The weapon he was carrying was inside a case, and appeared to be similar to an AR-15 with a suppressor.
Embody has previously been arrested for similar stunts at Nashville’s Radnor Lake and in Belle Meade, all of which appear to be lawsuit-bait so he can challenge gun laws in court. I’d love to know which wingnut “non-profit” is financing his forays through our legal system, but that would require our local media to actually do some work.
So far, his challenges have not been successful. Dude, even the Supreme Court agrees that there are restrictions to the Second Amendment.
2- In Shelbyville, 64-year-old Michael Greer pulled a shotgun on a car after telling the occupants to turn their loud music down:
“(The victims) were driving down Ray Street to take their little brother home when a man yelled from his porch at them to turn their music down,” Sanders said. “After dropping him off they drove back down Ray Street to go to the store. Greer was sitting on his porch with a double-barrel shotgun. They said as they passed by his house he got up and pointed the shotgun at them.”
Greer claims that one of the occupants pointed his finger at him like a gun. Oh, well, that makes it alright, then.
3- Calling Alfred Hitchcock: in Columbia, a 20-year-old sheriff’s deputy says he shot his gun into the air to scare off a flock of wild turkey which had taken over his patrol vehicle. The situation is under investigation.
• July 29, 2013:
Two homes in Murfreesboro were damaged by gunfire over the weekend:
A man who lives in the area told officers he heard multiple gunshots and soon realized that a bullet had traveled through his bedroom, kitchen and living room walls before exiting the side of the house.
A woman who lives next door discovered that a bullet had struck her house as well.
Police have no clue who did this or why.
• July 28, 2013:
This story put me in irony overload:
OAK RIDGE (WATE) – Two security officers at the Y-12 National Security Complex were injured Saturday in an accidental shooting.
A Y-12 spokesperson says an employee’s gun accidentally discharged Saturday night, injuring the two security officers.
If security guards at the freaking National Security Complex aren’t safe from gun accidents, nobody is.
• July 26, 2013:
TSA reports on July 23, a passenger was stopped at the Nashville airport with a loaded 9mm in their carry-on. Meanwhile on July 20, a Memphis passenger tried to travel with a loaded .380 pistol in their carry-on. Neither incident was reported in the local news media.
Also at the Memphis airport, a stun gun was found in a traveler’s carry-on bag last week. I have no other information about the incident except I’m guessing the traveler was a woman as the weapon is that purty pink one, third from the left:
Just a reminder: if you “forget” where you have put your gun, you are not a responsible gun owner.
• July 25, 2013:
1- Eight Metro Nashville Police Dept. vehicles have been burglarized in one week, with weapons and computers among the items stolen.
The suspects are teenagers. Yeah, remind me why it’s a good idea to keep guns in cars again?
2- Lafayette County neighbors are fighting a local gun shop which wants to open the county’s first public shooting range.