We’ve got two accidental shootings this week and our usual bumper crop of lunacy and idiocy. Enjoy.
• April 22, 2014:
1- Good grief:
KINGSPORT — A woman arrested on driver’s license offenses now faces felony charges, with Kingsport police saying she introduced into jail some atypical contraband: a stolen — and loaded — .22-caliber revolver, via an orifice.
The “orifice” in question is the “crotch” area. Future Darwin Award winner, no doubt.
2- Today in some shootings are more accidental than others: Chattanoogan Myles Stout got 12 years probation for negligently shooting & killing his friend:
Stout pointed a handgun into Compton’s chest while at a friend’s home. He pulled the trigger, firing a single shot that killed Compton.
Stout claimed he didn’t know the gun was loaded.
After his conviction, Stout was sentenced to 12 years on probation and ordered to pay $22,000 in restitution in $150 monthly payments, a total of 12 years worth of payments.
Stout subsequently didn’t pay his restitution, but has since caught up on his payments and gets to stay on probation. Isn’t that nice. Gotta wonder if he weren’t white …
• April 21, 2014:
A 10-year-old Memphis girl is in extremely critical condition after she was shot in the head by her 13-year-old brother. Also,
Memphis police say the shooting happened around 1 p.m. Monday while the two children were home alone. WMC Action News 5 has also learned the boy may have initially claimed his sister was injured by a screwdriver, until a gun was found in the back yard.
There is no information about where the gun came from or if anyone else might be charged.
• April 18, 2014:
1- A man was accidentally shot by his son-in-law while turkey hunting near Springfield, just north of Nashville.
2- Four people, including a 4-year-old child, were shot in Nashville when an argument escalated and someone started shooting. Armed society, polite society, etc. etc.
• April 17, 2014:
1- Knoxville area man accidentally shot himself in the leg with a .22 rifle while reaching for a cup of coffee.
2- One person was killed and three people were injured in an explosion at the Rio Ammunition plant in McEwen. Live by the gun, die by the gun.
3- There were three shootings in Nashville on Thursday night. In all, five people, including a four-year-old boy, were shot.
• April 16, 2014:
Elvis Presley Enterprises is suing Beretta for an unauthorized Elvis-themed advertising campaign.