I haven’t been too on top of the gun news this week. It doesn’t appear anything too crazy happened but I haven’t been checking too thoroughly, either.
That said, deer gun season opens this weekend in Tennessee, so I expect a few hunting accidents to show up in the papers. Back in my previous life I worked hunter check stations and these poor animal carcases came in with so many war wounds from previous hunting seasons, gun and bow hunting alike. There are some serious bad shots out there. It turned me off hunting for good, knowing that animals were being mangled and mutilated and bore shrapnel wounds for years. It’s a sick sport, sorry, but it’s true.
• November 19, 2013:
The city of Kingsport approved a rezoning request last night, paving the way for a gun shop to open across the street from an elementary school.
• November 11, 2013:
Ironically named Memphis police officer James Valentine was arrested for entering his ex-girlfriend’s house with a key he’d never returned and threatening her and her current boyfriend with a handgun. That’s no way for a Valentine to behave.
I don’t normally post stuff like this in the gun report but I couldn’t get over the fact that the guy’s name is Valentine.
• November 9, 2013:
• A Kingsport man accidentally shot himself in the foot.
• November 8, 2013:
On two separate occasions TSA agents at the Nashville airport found a loaded gun in carry-on bags. In one case the weapoin had a round chambered.
• November 4, 2013:
Nashville airport TSA agents found a gun in a carry-on bag on this day as well. The gun was loaded and a round was chambered.