The report is back! We were on the road last week, so I’ve got two-weeks’ worth of gun lunacy to share. Two children accidentally shot themselves or siblings, and a police officer accidentally shot himself.
• September 2, 2014:
A Washington County sheriff’s deputy accidentally shot himself in the leg fending off an attack from a dog.
• September 1, 2014:
A 10-year-old Knoxville boy, who graduated from the TWRA’s Hunter Education Program, accidentally shot himself in the foot while dove hunting.
• August 28, 2014:
A judge has dropped charges against the notorious Nashville gun loon who walked around downtown, scaring tourists and shop owners, wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an AR-15. He calls himself a “gun rights activist.” I love it that guns have rights but people don’t. Asshole.
• August 25, 2014:
1- A 2-year-old Memphis boy found his mother’s boyfriend’s gun under the couch and shot his 4-year-old sister in the foot with it. Ooops.
2- Guns-in-restaurants fail: This nice old man decided to pull a loaded gun on an acquaintance while he placed his order at the Kingsport Dairy Queen. It’s not the first time he’s threatened the man, either.
• August 21, 2104:
1- Two men were fishing on Todd’s Lake in Murfreesboro when a nutball started waving a gun at them and told them to get off “his” lake or he’d shoot.
2- A Shelbyville man was shot in the arm as he drove down the street. The bullet came through the driver’s-side door.
3- Someone is firing a gun in this Mt. Juliet neighborhood, hitting homes and nearly hitting people.
• August 20, 2014:
1- A Memphis police officer lost his personal weapon and someone found it in the street:
GERMANTOWN, TN -(WMC) – Germantown police say a loaded handgun found in the middle of a busy intersection actually belonged to a police officer.
Police say it was the 23-year-old officer’s personal weapon and that he was off duty when he lost track of it.
2- A bus driver for Murfreesboro schools has been accused of pulling a gun on another driver in yet another incident of road rage. She was in her personal vehicle at the time:
According to a police report obtained by News 2, 41-year-old Robin Snyder was driving on South Church Street and Indian Park Drive Tuesday when she pulled out her handgun and threatened another driver who cut her off.
3- A Waren County high school junior was charged after bringing a .22 to school.