I’ve been unable to keep on top of this because of work but as last week’s 2nd Amendment Heroes show, I really need to get back on it. Seriously, it was a bad week for gun loons here in Tennessee. This week wasn’t much better. But I’m sure more guns is the answer!
• April 12, 2015:
A Knoxville woman says she and her husband were arguing over a text he was sending so she got the .38 they kept in their nightstand and shot him. He died. She’s now in jail.
Love how these guns kept for home protection always end up being used for something else, don’t you?
• April 11, 2015:
A 7-year-old Memphis girl was playing in her front yard when she was shot. She died.
• April 10, 2015:
1- In Nashville, a man was lying in his bed when he was shot in the foot. The bullet came from outside his home by a high-powered rifle.
2- In Memphis, a 15-year-old girl was lying in bed when she was hit by a bullet fired from outside her home. She died.
3- A Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer accidentally fired his gun into a classroom floor while teaching a hunter safety course in Morgan County. The class was attended by adults and childeren.
4- Two people have stolen 16 guns from unlocked cars in Cleveland, Tennessee. Says the Cleveland PD spokesidiot:
“Some of the cars are unlocked, getting in there, rummaging around, finding the firearm, selling these firearms to people on the street, then they are being taken away from the citizens who made good choices to the citizens that make bad choices.“
Sorry but “choosing” to leave a gun in an unlocked vehicle is the epitome of a horrendously bad choice. Stop giving a pass for gun negligence.
West added the burglaries first started in February and cars with stickers celebrating gun ownership are being targeted.
Heh. And here we thought gun-free zones were crime magnets, but stickers labeling someone a gun owner magically kept criminals away? Not so much.
5- Idiots, Millersville PD division: a 26-year-old man has confessed to stealing an AR-15 from a Millersville police officer’s take-home vehicle. How could this possibly have happened, you may wonder?
According to officials, this was a crime of opportunity because the patrol car was unlocked. Boone reportedly admitted to being inebriated and wanting to “mess with the police.”
After taking the gun, he threw it in the Old Hickory Lake in Gallatin. The Sumner County EMA later helped Hendersonville police recover the weapon from the bottom of the lake in a shallow fishing area.
The guy who stole a police officer’s gun and threw it into the lake was charged with theft and burglary of a vehicle. He’s currently being held on $5,000 bond. The dumbass police officer who left an AR-15 in his unlocked vehicle like it’s a goddamn umbrella is … what? Was he cited, sanctioned, placed on desk duty, stripped of his weapon, anything? Anything at all? We don’t know because the news story doesn’t say. But I think the kid who stole a gun just to prove a point and threw it in a lake should be given a goddamn medal. He could have sold it to some drug dealer.
• April 9, 2015:
Armed society, police society at a Crossville tattoo parlor:
Witnesses told investigators that a man entered the tattoo studio “very drunk” and raised a shotgun, pointing it at Myers and saying, “We have to talk.” A juvenile woman who works at the studio screamed and hollered, “What’s your problem?” The assailant then allegedly pointed the shotgun at the woman and two others who were present.
The man, witnesses said, then turned to leave, threatening to “kill you all dogs,” and pointed the shotgun at a dog. The man fired three shots into the air while standing near the female victim.
Witnesses said he then walked to a gate, turned and shouted another threat and fired the gun five additional times.
• April 8, 2015:
• A Knxoville man shot his neighbors’ pet dogs when they got into his yard.
• A drunk Athens man started waving his gun around in an argument that appears to have started over a cupcake and ended with him aiming a shotgun at a police officer. So much fail.
• April 5, 2015:
• April 4, 2015:
Today in armed/polite society: a North Nashville man was shot and killed over a parking space.
And finally, some chalk art at Riverfront Park where our GunSense rally was held: