Tennessee Gun Report

Lots of loonery this week, plus one (possibly two) accidental shootings. Enjoy.

• March 31, 2014:

This is one outrageous piece of gun loonery out of Chattanooga:

A woman’s teenage boyfriend fired five shots at another woman, a disabled man and three children after his girlfriend had an argument over trying to get baby formula.

I got nuthin’.

• March 30, 2014:

A woman driving her car just north of Nashville was struck in the leg by a stray bullet which came through the car door. Police have no clue where the bullet came from.

This part of the county is pretty rural and since the incident occurred at 3 pm on a lovely, sunny Sunday afternoon, I’m going to go out on a limb and guess it was some yahoo target shooting.

• March 28, 2014:

From Murfreesboro:

MURFREESBORO — A resident of the Brownstone Apartments on Lascassas Pike accused his neighbor of striking him with the butt of a double-barreled shotgun, according to a reported filed Thursday with the Murfreesboro Police Department.

The 19-year-old man told Officer Phillip Simpson that he confronted his neighbor around 11:30 Tuesday night about her harassing his girlfriend over the phone.

The victim said he told her to stop and the 19-year-old woman responded by slamming the door in his face, Simpson said.

“As (the victim) was walking away, (the subject) came back out of the apartment carrying a double-barreled, side-by-side shotgun. (She) approached (the victim) with the shotgun, pointed it at him before flipping it around and striking (him) in the right eye with the buttstock,” Simpson wrote.

• March 26, 2014:

Also from Murfreesboro: Knock knock! Who’s there? Gun. Gun who?

A 35-year old woman at a local apartment complex called the police after she says her neighbor pulled a gun on her. The incident was reported on Tuesday at Saddlebrook Apartments. The victim reported that she had past issues with the neighbor and that he previously spit on her car.

On Tuesday, the victim said she received a knock at her door. When she opened it, her neighbor was allegedly standing with a gun pointed directly at her. She told Officer S. Harris that he held the gun on her for about 5-seconds then started to laugh and walked off.

At this point, the culprit has not been arrested. The case was labeled as an “Aggravated Assault.”

I don’t know, is it a sign of progress that people have stopped using their guns for shooting each other?

• March 18, 2014:

A Murfreesboro man was cleaning his handgun when he accidentally shot himself. It happens.

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  1. Any bets on whether the idiot cleaning the gun has any insurance. He’s seen the inside of two hospitals–at a guess, about $10-15,000 worth of doctorin’ unless it requires major surgery.

    These idiots who shoot themselves through the leg are fortunate not to hit their femoral arteries and bleed out in about five minutes.

    I see that another one of your Law’n’order guntoters, Joe Hendrix, was able to pull a Zimmerman on that shootin’ down in Georgia last fall:

    There are numerous stories about the DA’s refusal to press charges against Joe Hendrix (I glanced at a few, not much to read, really).

    This:

    “Jason Westbrook, 41, says he doesn’t like that his father’s death has become a lightning rod for gun rights. He owns a gun, and his father did, too. Still, Jason Westbrook struggles with how he should feel.

    He is angry, of course. Angry at the situation, angry at Hendrix for walking outside last week instead of waiting for the deputies. But Westbrook said he became a Christian four years ago, and he doesn’t want to be a man of hate.

    “You cannot harbor those things in your heart, no matter what it is,” he said. “This is the ultimate test in forgiveness. I can’t allow that to take root in my heart. I can’t do it. I really don’t want (Hendrix’s) life destroyed. Do I think there needs to be some kind of penalty? Sort of. But I can’t be like that.”

    Is from here:

    http://timesfreepress.com/news/2013/dec/05/dozen-what-ifs-fell-place-each-decision-another-st/

    Is it just me or is there some sorta disconnect between:

    “I cain’t be judgin’ on nobody, the LORD will do that.”

    and

    “I gotta have me a gun, so’s I can KILL somebody who scares me!”.

  2. Joseph Stans

    I see it is not just guns. It seems anyone in Tennessee with a heavy object in their hand or access to a heavy object can hit you with it for whatever good reason – like “He warnt lookin Sherrif.” I need to g visit my grand children in a month or so and I know I need to travel though TN at the speed limit and try not to make eye contact with anyone.

    • Nonsense, Joseph. Just go down to Oshman’s or Dick’s and buy yourself a nice 9Mic and if anybody puts you in a situation that is “threatening”, just blow the mofo away.

    • I think the survival rate of being hit with the butt-end of a shotgun is a helluva lot higher than if you’re hit with the business end. Just sayin’.

  3. Mary Wilson

    I am no longer surprised about this continuing accidental wounding and slaughter of our people by people who should not even be allowed to own a pea shooter or a sling shot. The shooting today at Fort Hood was just another knee jerk suck up to the gun crazies and the NRA…even when one of the analysts pointed out that neither of the two ‘shooters’ there bothered to apply for a ‘GUN PERMIT’ or register it anywhere. The simple solution would be stickers placed on cars going on and off base stating that the driver is a holder of a gun permit and owns a weapon.

    • The military has the ability to make its personnel do what they’re told (by and large). If a regulation was enacted denying access to anyone whose current duties do not require a privately owned weapon from having one there would be far fewer of them on the base. And, yes, it can certainly be done–it won’t be, but it could.