Tennessee Gun Report

Forgot about this today. One accidental shooting this week.

• April 29, 2014:

Worst campaign volunteer ever, in Memphis:

(Memphis) A case of road rage landed a man in a Bartlett jail.

He’s accused of pulling a shotgun on another driver, and police say that’s not all Creighton Douglas had in his car.

Besides guns, police say Douglas had dozens of campaign signs for Deidre Malone, who’s running for Shelby County mayor.

Malone says Douglas is her son’s close friend and he’s been helped her put up signs and recruit campaign volunteers.

She says she had no idea he even owned a gun or was capable of this type of behavior.

In addition to the gun and the campaign signs, police also found an assault rifle in his car. Meanwhile, the victim of the road rage incident, Bubba (not joking) Sandefer, had this to say:

Sandefer says the situation could have ended a lot worse. He has a gun carry permit and that day had pulled out a pistol, which was on his lap.

Oh, grrrreat.

• April 27, 2014:

Funny how when people have guns, disputes tend to escalate:

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Fights during an adult league soccer game spilled over into a shooting in the Edgehill neighborhood, Metro Police said Sunday.

Officers were called to E.S. Rose Park on Edgehill Avenue about 7:30 p.m. The facility includes several soccer, baseball and softball fields.

The shooting followed a heated match between two soccer teams. Witnesses said there had been several fights during the game.

Police said the suspect got a gun after the game and opened fire on the opposing team.

A 31-year-old man was shot in the shoulder, but is expected to survive.

Officers said the suspect ran off and has not yet been identified.

So much for that “armed society/polite society” stuff. Let me add, I live dangerously close to where this happened. Hey gun loonz: I’m not feeling safer yet! Just sayin’.

• April 26, 2014:

There was a hunting accident in McMinn County.

• April 25, 2014:

A Memphis woman was shot in the back while driving, causing her to crash her car into a house. Her baby was in the car, but was unharmed. Police still don’t know who the shooter was.

• April 24, 2014:

1- An Andersonville man choked his wife, fired a shotgun into the front door of their trailer, then ran into the woods. Or as they call it in East Tennessee, Tuesday. And yes, alcohol was involved.

2- A man shot his neighbor’s cat in front of her kids, allegeldy threw it back at her.


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3 responses to “Tennessee Gun Report

  1. Mary Wilson

    Sadly, on Tuesday there was a double murder shooting in my neighborhood of East Knoxville and the male victim was a beloved community activist and co-worker of my son-in-law. The female seems to be a friend who was trying to escape her abusive husband. This is the second murder by gun this year here that did NOT involve gangs, drugs, etc. The other was a father of 8 who had come home with dinner for his kids, and had no apparent enemies. Senseless, hate-filled gun violence caused by cowardly bastards. I will NOT stop standing up and speaking out…and praying for these lost souls and their survivors.

  2. How long will it take the Shelby County GOP to use the gunslingerz arrest to depict the Democratic candidate as soft on crime, sumpin, sumpin?