Tennessee Gun Report

I totally forgot this yesterday, but we had a bunch of shootings over night so I’ve added them.

There’s an astonishing amount of stupidity from law enforcement officers, who are supposed to know better. As regular readers know, law enforcement folks are just as stupid and reckless as everyone else. Not sure why we need to be arming every yahoo Keystone Kop out there.

• February 20, 2014:

1- A Nashville security guard in the trendy Gulch neighborhood fired four shots into a car with two people inside. TV news said he saw a man strangling a woman. Not sure how firing his gun into the car would’ve helped that situation.


2- Three shots were fired into a home in Columbia, and nobody knows why.

• February 18, 2014:

Must’ve been a full moon. Lots of incidents reported today.

1- A Montgomery County man says he was drinking and smoking dope while playing with his gun, you know, like how you do sometimes? And oops, guess what:

According to a police report, Tripp said “he was playing with the weapon and pulled the hammer back on the pistol. Reuben then laid the pistol on the couch and sat on the floor, bumping the pistol.”

Tripp said the pistol discharged. When deputies arrived at the home, they found his wife, Dinah Tripp, holding a wash cloth to Reuben Tripp’s back. The first thing Reuben Tripp told officers is that his wife did not shoot him and that it was an accident.

Dinah Tripp, 49, told deputies she was in another room cleaning when the incident happened.

Congratulations, Reuben Tripp! You are our Second Amendment Hero of the Week!

2- Someone shot a gun into the air near a dormitory at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville:

Witnesses said a dark-colored Nissan Altima and a white Chevrolet Malibu were sitting occupied in the area.

Someone in the Altima fired two shots in the air and fled down Drane Street then made a right onto College Street, according to a later APSU website alert.

3- A woman was shot and killed in a North Nashville parking lot and nobody knows why.

4- A Milan police officer fired his gun inside his home during an argument with his wife on Valentine’s Day:

According to the report, Sturdivant told officers that “he was just mad and didn’t think while he was doing it.” Officers said they then took him to an area hospital for an evaluation after he mentioned thoughts of shooting himself. Officers said it is unclear if the gun was fired on purpose or by accident because Sturdivant gave conflicting statements on the scene. Officers said they charged Sturdivant with reckless endangerment because the weapon was fired inside of the residence.

5- Someone shot a man’s car up in Paris and nobody knows why.

• February 14, 2014:

The third gun in one week was found at Memphis’ Fairley High School.


Filed under gun control, gun violence, Tennessee

5 responses to “Tennessee Gun Report

  1. Joseph Stans

    I live in Minnesota and I am beginning to feel short changed on idiots. Never in my life have I ever felt this before. I mean, holy shit, these people eat Lutefisk! The town Of Blue Earth is in shock however. It seems this Sunday during lunch at the Shemski household, Great-great grandpa Clyde Shenski’s old muzzle loading shotgun finally pulled one of the hooks out the wall and the barrel conked cousin Harold on the head. It put a real damper on the cribbage game.

  2. Mary Wilson

    And guess what, Joseph ? SB usually has her plate full talking about the Middle Tennessee idiots…hey, we have MORE than enough over East to supply you with all the gun nut job stories you would ever need…sadly, though, most of our ‘gun accidents by stupid people actually end in death for someone.

  3. deep

    a lot of “nobody knows why” today… 😦

  4. democommie

    “3- A woman was shot and killed in a North Nashville parking lot and nobody knows why.”

    Well, she was black, it was dark. Did Nashville CSI people find any Skittles or popcorn in the area. If so they need to run ballistics tests and find out is she was threatening some poor white guy with a gun.