Congratulations, Matthew Johnson! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour!

Wisconsin tourist with one of those useless Utah handgun carry permits got drunk in Nashville’s busy downtown tourist area, fired at a police officer, hit a tree and electrical box, ta da. And the whole time he thought he was in Kentucky. Slow clap for our safest, most responsible evah:

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A man was arrested early Friday morning after he allegedly fired a gun at an officer in the heart of downtown Nashville.

It happened near the intersection of Fifth Avenue and Broadway around 1 a.m.

Metro police responded to Legends Corner bar after a report came in of an intoxicated person with a weapon.

An officer in his patrol car soon spotted Matthew Johnson, 33, of River Falls, Wisconsin, with a gun, which he pointed at the officer, near the L & C Tower on Church Street.

According to an affidavit, the officer sped away because it looked like Johnson was going to shoot at him, which he did.

The gunshots struck an electrical box and a tree. The officer did not return fire.
Police were able to take Johnson into custody after a brief foot chase.

Police attempted to interview him, but he reportedly was too intoxicated to be questioned and told police he believed he was in Kentucky for a race.

Johnson was booked into the Metro jail and charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon while intoxicated.

His bond was set at $125,000.

Late Friday, police said the State of Utah is taking action to suspend Johnson’s handgun carry permit.

Nobody could have anticipated this, truly! So glad drunks are walking stumbling around our tourist areas with loaded handguns.

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9 responses to “Congratulations, Matthew Johnson! You’re Our 2nd Amendment Hero Du Jour!

  1. charged with aggravated assault and possession of a weapon while intoxicated.

    He shot at a police officer, and they’re letting him off with aggravated assault and possession while intoxicated? How about attempted murder.

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  3. Moira MacGaothin

    Anyone want to start a pool and bet on how many idiots will shoot themselves, or someone innocent standing near them, or the neighbor’s kid through the fence, or????…once the no-permit concealed carry goes into effect in Kansas? I bet the numbers skyrocket.

  4. Tom Dunlap

    “…the officer sped away because it looked like Johnson was going to shoot at him, which he did.” Yup. As soon as I saw that I said “white guy”. Surprising at that. What cop runs away because someone has a gun? Bet his blue bros give him shit about that.

  5. Tom Dunlap

    Come to think of it, the story didn’t say white or male cop. Stupid assumption on my part.

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