Tennessee Gun Report

The government shutdown may affect gun permits, says Gov. Haslam, which just proves those dastardly Democrats are trying to take everyone’s guns! Don’t worry, loonz: the Tennessee Firearms Assn. is on it!

The Tennessee Firearms Association issued a statement regarding the possible delay, which reads, in part, “Although the statutory language is set forth below, it is important to note that the state of Tennessee is required to issue the permit within 90 days of the date of application even if the FBI never responds.”

No background checks at all after 90 days? What could possibly go wrong! Here’s some more gun lunacy from around the state, as well.

• October 2, 2013:

1- Woospies!

Man Accidentally Shoots Himself In Antioch Walmart

ANTIOCH, Tenn. – A man has been sent to the hospital after accidentally shooting himself at a Davidson County Walmart.

The shooting happened at the Walmart on 3035 Hamilton Church Road in Antioch around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Company officials confirmed the man was at a cash register when he shot himself in the leg with his concealed weapon as he was checking out.

Most responsible EVAH, etc. etc.

I’ve been tracking the large number of gun incidents in Walmart stores. Because Walmart is the nation’s largest gun retailer, there are a ridiculous amount of shootings in Walmart stores and parking lots (here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here … I could go on, but I won’t …) which as far as I’m concerned is yet another reason to stay away from Walmart. It’s simply not safe to shop there.

2- A senseless shooting in Tullahoma has killed a 17-year-old who had gone home to get dog food, and injured another man:

Authorities say the family was involved in a dispute with their neighbor, 73-year-old Nicholas Dipietrantonio, and Ferrell slammed Dipietrantonio’s front door, causing the glass to shatter.

Dipietrantonio told investigators after he heard the glass shatter he fired two shots from inside his home.

Brilliant.

3- A 65-year-old woman opened fire on a 41-year-old woman in a trailer in Lyles, killing her. The women, who apparently were related, were arguing. Hammers, nails, etc.

• October 1, 2013:

We’re going to the Supremes:

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether a man’s Tennessee misdemeanor domestic assault plea should ban him from owning a gun.

The high court on Tuesday agreed to hear an appeal of James Castleman’s case.

Castleman pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor domestic assault in 2001. He was then charged in 2009 with illegal possession of a firearm by a person convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence. A federal judge threw those charges out.

Federal law bars a person convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence involving physical force or a deadly weapon from possessing a firearm. The judge said that the Tennessee misdemeanor domestic assault conviction does not require that physical force be used, and so the federal ban could not apply to Castleman.

• September 30, 2013:

A man was shot in the head in Mt. Pleasant while walking down the street with his girlfriend.

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  1. What was it that TN lege KKKlown who pushed for concealed carry in bars said?

    “The only thing that can stop a bad guy driving drunk with a loaded handgun is a good guy driving drunk with a loaded handgun.”?

    Maybe I’m misasmembering the incident.

    “A man was shot in the head in Mt. Pleasant while walking down the street with his girlfriend.”

    Look, IF he and his galpal had both been armed and trained in urban counter-insurgency warfare they would have had the brains to sweep the neighborhood before goin’ for their stupid walk. Every home should have been checked and any couchpotato-o-perps should have been screened/neutralized/terminated before they took their starry-eyed stroll. JESUS, people, use your frikkin’ heads for something other than a hatrack!