Lots of gunfail in this report. Enjoy. Stay safe … if you can!
• March 20, 2016:
1- A Nashville 14-year-old accidentally shot himself in the leg. Kids today.
2- Here’s a twist: it’s usually a drunken man who has barricaded himself in his house with his guns. This incident in Oak Ridge involved an intoxicated woman:
Around 2:00 a.m. Akagi says police were called to the residence for a domestic disturbance. A woman had barricaded herself inside with weapons.
According to a release, police made contact with a man who said is girlfriend was intoxicated and had locked herself in a bedroom. She had multiple weapons on her.
Officers attempted to negotiate with her. She threw a gun out the window, so a tactical team was called in.
We’re seeing more and more of these incidents, at least two or three a week. I’ve posted a few more here.
You know, everyone is always a responsible gun owner … until they’re not. Wish there were some way of knowing ahead of time who’s gonna lose their shit with an arsenal at hand and who’s just a “collector.”
• March 17, 2016:
He was just a law-abiding gun owner, until he wasn’t: LaVergne man fires rifle inside his home, causes four-hour standoff before passing out. Ta da.
Lots of these cases of unhinged, drunken or otherwise unstable people having a mental breakdown and barricading themselves inside their homes with guns … and sometimes hostages. Here’s another one from March 18. Everyone’s a responsible gun owner, until they’re not. I feel so much safer.
• March 16, 2016:
The 19-year-old woman who was unintentionally shot and killed Tuesday was hanging out with friends before a planned camping trip, her uncle said today.
Carly Ellis was killed when Aaron Randal, 22, unintentionally discharged a weapon in a home on Lewis Street and shot Ellis through a wall around 1 p.m. Tuesday. She was hit in the neck and mortally wounded.
She was hanging out with friends and preparing for a camping trip when she was shot.
• March 15, 2016:
In Memphis, a pregnant 15-year-old girl was shot in the head and killed. Although currently ruled a homicide, the defendant claims the shooting was accidental because he was trying to take the gun away from the victim.
• March 14, 2016:
A Chattanooga 15-year-old was accidentally shot in the chest when his mother was fighting with her boyfriend and “a gun accidentally went off.” All by itsownself.
• March 12, 2016:
A gun report update: the Greeneville building official who accidentally shot himself getting out of his car at the doctor’s office back in February has died from his wound. Chalk up another one for guns-in-cars.
• March 11, 2016:
1- A Madison man accidentally shot himself attempting to clean his gun. Some guns just won’t be cleaned.
2- Bullets from a Rutherford County gun range hit the outside of a home, smashing a homeowner’s window. High-powered rifles, who thought this was a good idea?
3- An arrest was made in a road-rage shooting on I-440 in Nashville. Guns in cars, now who thought that was a good idea?
• March 10, 2016:
A Nashville area student was expelled after a gun was found in his backpack. Kids today. Gun culture.
• March 9, 2016:
This Lawrenceburg man was convicted of 18 counts of a felon in possession of a firearm. Where did he get his guns? “A local flea market.” You know, where they don’t have background checks and all.