One accidental shooting this week and assorted gun cray. Enjoy!
• May 13, 2014:
1- An intoxicated Kingsport man crashed his car and threatened Good Samaritans who tried to help, then threatened arresting officers, saying,
[…] “we couldn’t hold him forever and as soon as he got out of jail he was going to find us and kill us with his AR-15 rifle.”
2- Fundraisers, Tennessee-style: A bake sale and … a raffle of a Glock 9mm? It’s to raise funds for an 8th grade trip to New York City but some Crockett County parents are not pleased.
• May 12, 2014:
UT football player Jalen Reeves-Maybin was struck in the arm by a stray bullet while attending a party in Clarksville, his hometown:
Clarksville police say they were responding to reports of shots being fired at a party on Sunday at 2:45 a.m. when Reeves-Maybin said he was standing in the street and “someone started shooting and he then felt a sharp pain in his arm.” Reeves-Maybin told police he didn’t see who fired the shots. Reeves-Maybin, who is 19 years old, was treated and released from Gateway Medical Center.
• May 10, 2014:
An argument at a south Nashville Jack In The Box of course ended with one person pulling out a gun and shooting. Because armed society/polite society, etc. etc.
• May 9, 2014:
1- A Chattanooga woman was accidentally shot in the foot when her friend tried to unload a handgun.
2- A Memphis woman, angered that she couldn’t merge into traffic, pulled a handgun on another driver. Guns in cars fail.
3- Cookeville police were called when bystanders reported seeing someone in a pickup truck holding a gun to another person’s head. Turns out the gun was a toy and it was all a joke, but both people got arrested anyway.
• May 8, 2014:
Respect the culture:
• May 7, 2014:
Several responsible gun owners responsibly forgot their loaded guns in their carry-on bags in Memphis (on May 7) and in Nashville (May 4 and May 6).