Sorry, been busy, haven’t had time to pay a lot of attention to our gun loons in Tennessee this week. However, it appears we have at least one, possibly two accidental shootings. Enjoy.
June 2, 2014:
WTF. Apparently a Murfreesboro woman was driving with her husband in the passenger seat when he pulled out a gun and committed suicide right next to her.
June 1, 2014:
Today in armed society/polite society: an argument outside a Nashville coffee house near Vanderbilt University escalated (don’t they always?) and the guns appeared (don’t they always?):
Police said two men, Courtney Smith, 30, and Antwan Robinson, 31, got into an argument with a small group of people outside the restaurant. The second group drove away and the two men allegedly followed them down the road in a Jeep Cherokee.
A third man, 26-year-old Mason Caples, who was apparently friends with those the second group, said someone in the Jeep appeared to have a gun. He followed closely behind both vehicles onto Charlotte Pike.
Caples told police someone in the Jeep allegedly rolled down the window, while holding a gun. Believing that his friends were in danger, he pulled alongside the Jeep fired into the vehicle.
The Jeep sped away from the scene.
Caples, who reportedly had a handgun permit, flagged down an officer and explained what had happened.
This story does not make me feel safer in the least. The idea that some 26-year-old with a handgun permit is going to follow a carful of armed guys and play Captain America does not make me feel safer. This is the kind of shit that gets innocent bystanders killed. These gun permit guys who think they can save everyone are fucking delusional.
• May 30, 2014:
TSA agents confiscated loaded firearms in carry-on bags at the Memphis airport twice in three days. Nothing says “responsible gun owner” like forgetting where you left your loaded gun.
• May 29, 2014:
1- An employee of a Dyersburg gun shop accidentally shot himself in the hand with a 9mm while trying to discern what was wrong with it. Give this guy a genius award:
The customer who brought the weapon in told deputies he unloaded the magazine from the gun, but evidently there was still one round in the chamber. The customer stated the employee had his hand over the end of the barrel when it discharged.
2- A drunk Kingsport man claimed he accidentally shot himself in the leg with a gun he found while walking along a Kingsport road. Police interviewed him at the hospital where he was being treated for a gunshot wound to the thigh but refused to say where he found the gun. Hmmm ….
May 28, 2014:
A man banned from a Kingsport Walmart for allegedly shoplifting carried a holstered gun into the store and displayed it to the store manager before leaving.