Your weekly round-up of gun news:
• November 4, 2103
In Memphis, a man in his pajamas started shooting at people at a gas station across the street from an elementary school.
• November 3, 2103
1- A Roane County man handling his .22 accidentally shot himself in the chest.
2- Another mentally unstable person gets their hands on a gun, starts shooting, this time in Convington, Tennessee. This story didn’t make the national news, for some reason. Guess we were too busy talking about the other mentally unstable people in bigger cities who got their hands on guns and started shooting at people.
Video shot by an eyewitness shows Natella Ruth Blackwell, 64, holding a gun by her right side. Covington and the Tipton County Sheriff’s Office said she had been shooting at cars and 18 wheelers before police and deputies arrived.
Officers say they told Blackwell to put down the gun, but she wouldn’t answer. Investigators say she had the gun at her side when she turned around. In the video you can see her pull up her arms as she turned. That’s when deputies and officers opened fire and shot her. Blackwell was taken to the hospital where she later died.
They’re calling this one “suicide by cop.” Though “suicide by cop” would be a lot less effective if cops would stop shooting and killing people. Just saying.
• October 31, 2103
A loaded gun was found in a carry-on bag at the Knoxville airport.
• October 29, 2103
I mentioned this in last week’s report but didn’t have a link: TSA agents found a loaded gun in a passenger’s carry on at the Nashville airport for the second day in a row.