Tennessee Gun Report

Here’s our Gun Report … need to get back on schedule with this, but it is what it is.

• May 7, 2015:

A Gun Report update: The responsible Williamson County gun-toting commissioner who responsibly forgot guns aren’t allowed on school property pleaded no contest to bringing a gun to a school work session last November:

The deal allows the charge, which is not technically a conviction, to be wiped from Sturgeon’s record, so long as she follows unsupervised probation terms for six months. Donations of Depends will be gladly appreciated.

Sturgeon said Thursday that during that time she will give up her carry permit, though she wouldn’t say whether she planned to start carrying again once her probation was up.

I just don’t know how the poor dear will survive without carrying her gun everywhere for six months. Why, she’s just a walking victim. A sitting duck. Maybe she’d just better stay at home with the doors locked until she can have her security blanket by her side again.

• May 6, 2015:

Drunk Henry County good ol’ boy roars up on his ATV with a handgun to threaten a man looking at property for sale. Yee haw!

A Henry County man was arrested for aggravated assault and public intoxication after he allegedly threatened another man with a handgun near his home Tuesday night.

Hubert T. Rose, 66, of 1160 Jackson Drive north of Paris also was charged with possession of a handgun under the influence by Cpl. Jim Sanders of the Henry County Sheriff’s Department after the incident.

In his report, Sanders stated the victim was looking at some property for sale near Rose’s home when a man, later identified as Rose, allegedly drove up on a 4-wheeled ATV holding a handgun.

Rose allegedly began cursing the man, and telling him to leave.

While making the call to 911, the man told officers he was afraid Rose would shoot him if he left.

Officers arrived on the scene within two minutes and found Rose standing at the end of his driveway with a pistol in his right front pocket and holding a wine glass.

Okay, when it comes to stereotypes, I gotta say, the wine glass doesn’t fit the mold. Should’ve been a can of Budweiser.

• May 5, 2015:

A Murfreesboro man found a loaded Glock on the street by his mailbox.

• May 4, 2015:

1- In Murfreesboro, a man dropped his fanny pack at Walmart, and his gun discharged. Freedom!

The man told police he adjusted his belt and the fanny pack fell to the ground, at which point one round was fired, the report stated.

According to the report, the man was lawfully carrying his handgun and had his permit with him.

Most responsible ever!

2- A Nashville high school senior “forgot” the gun in his backpack.

• April 30, 2015:

1- Seven guns were found at Tennessee airports this week. Three of them in Nashville alone.

2- A gun report update: a Nashville man who pulled a gun on the McDonald’s manager because his double cheeseburger was missing has been arrested.

• April 28, 2015:

Two neighbors in Woodbury have had a longstanding dispute; one decided to resolve it with a gun. Welcome to your armed/polite society:

Details about the exact nature of the disagreement were not available, but officials said Smith fired on Lonning, who was struck multiple times.

Lonning was taken by LifeFlight medical helicopter to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville. Information about the nature the injuries was not available, but he was expected to make a full recovery.

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Because they were unsure where Smith was and whether or not he was dangerous, nearby residents were evacuated from their homes.

Officials were finally able to make contact and negotiated with Smith for three hours before he finally gave up and turned himself in peacefully. He was taken into custody and booked into the Rutherford County Jail on charges of attempted murder.

Bond was set at $1 million. Smith was scheduled to appear in court on May 7.

Smith had previously been charged on January 3 with four counts of aggravated assault.

• March 23, 2015:

This is an old one but I think it escaped my notice before. An Alcoa teen thought a semiautomatic pistol was a BB gun and shot her 17-year-old friend:

Investigators said a 14-year-old girl told them that she thought a semiautomatic pistol was a BB gun. When she picked it up, it fired, and a 17-year-old boy was hit.

He was in critical conditon at UT Medical Center.

The names of the teens involved have not been released. Alcoa Police are calling the shooting an accident.

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