Meanwhile, in Nashville, this happened.
I live three blocks from here. Our cowardly state legislators refuse to do anything. They are completely useless.
Forgot to post this yesterday. One accidental shooting this week, a toddler. Brilliant.
• September 17, 2014:
1- high school football player in Memphis pulled a gun on an assistant coach after an argument. Thankfully, it was a toy gun.
2- Knoxville, Tennessee-based Lucky Gunner is one of four online retailers being sued by the parents of a victim of the Colorado theater shooting for providing ammo and weapons to shooter James Holmes:
The lawsuit says Holmes bought at least 4,300 rounds of ammunition from Lucky Gunner’s website, bulkammo.com, and 700 rounds of ammunition and a 100-round magazine from the Sportsman’s Guide website.
Dave Kopel, research director for the Independence Institute, a conservative-leaning Colorado think tank, said the suit will have a difficult time overcoming a federal law that protects the legal manufacture and sale of weapons and ammunition.
Previous lawsuits have attempted but failed to overturn the 2005 Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act, said Kopel, an attorney who represents 53 Colorado sheriffs trying to overturn Colorado’s 2013 gun laws. They are appealing a federal judge’s ruling against them.
I just don’t understand why buying 4,300 rounds of ammo from a website is considered a legal sale of ammunition. The lawsuit also claims the website had no safeguards in place to prevent sales to “persons with criminal intent.”
• Septemeber 15, 2014:
1- A Murfreesboro mom accidentally shot her 11-month old baby when she pulled a 9mm out during a domestic dispute with her boyfriend.
2- A 15-year-old student at a Nashville high school brought a gun to school. She was attempting to sell it to another student.
3- A retired Chattanooga police officer shot his stepson in the leg:
Eidson said he told Ingle that he didn’t want to shoot him. But Ingle then rushed Eidson with his hand over his head in a fist. Eidson said the two bumped and the gun went off, shooting Ingle in the right leg, just above the knee.