I’m way behind on this, sorry. Life intervened.
While Tennessee Republicans give away AR-15s as door prizes, like they’re waffle irons, we’ve got plenty of gunfail to give us pause.
• June 23, 2016:
A Red Bank man accidentally shot himself in the leg and has no idea how it happened.
It happened on Pinehurst Avenue.
Police Chief Tim Cristol tells us the man was going to his car when he shot himself in the leg.
He says he’s not exactly sure what happened.
The gun was in the man’s bag when it fired.
But remember, guns don’t shoot people.
• June 21, 2016:
A responsible Bethpage homeowner shot at a teenager he thought was responsible for vandalizing his mailbox:
Joshua Taylor told Sumner County Sheriff’s Deputies that he decided to “sit up and wait” for the teens who he suspected had damaged his mailbox on three separate occasions last week.
Just after midnight on Monday, he heard an ATV drive by his home in the dark, officials say the 29-year-old father grabbed his 12 gauge shot gun and fired a single shot in the direction of the teenagers. One of them was hit with 56 pellets across his back, legs and arms.
“I was like ‘woah I just got shot’ I didn’t know what to do I just started running for my life I didn’t want to die or anything,” the 13-year-old told NewsChannel 5 on Tuesday.
Deputies said one of the teenager’s friends admitted to videotaping himself vandalizing Joshua Taylor mailbox on Haskell Akins Road but they say Taylor made a mistake in the way he dealt with the situation.
That was super-responsible.
• June 20, 2016:
A man was accidentally shot in the head at Nashville Shores campground. Nashville Shores is a waterpark located on Percy Priest Lake.
• June 16, 2016:
Shelbyville: One house. Two unlocked vehicles, both with guns in them. Both were stolen over night. You lose your right to call yourself a responsible gun owner when you’re that big of a dumbass.
• June 15, 2016:
1- Greeneville, the Colorado Springs of Tennessee (at least as far as the community’s disproportionate number of gun incidents is concerned), notches another appearance on the report after an 18-year-old man cleaning his rifle accidentally shot himself in the face.
2- This Johnson City woman says she accidentally shot and killed her husband:
Keeva Ann Delaney (Wilson), 20, 205 Edna Court, Apt. 94 — charged with voluntary manslaughter and four counts of felony reckless endangerment after the June 6 early morning shooting at her apartment — told police the gun accidentally went off after her husband hit her in the face and she fell backward, according to a police investigator’s testimony during Wednesday’s preliminary hearing in Sessions Court.
I’m confused. I thought we women were told if we armed ourselves we could protect ourselves from our domestic abusers? So why isn’t this self-defense?
• June 13, 2016:
1- A Nashville five-year-old was struck in the heart with a BB shot by his 10-year-old brother. The injury required two surgeries.
• June 9, 2016:
Drunk Knoxville driver charged with possessing a handgun while under the influence. But that’s not the strangest part of this story. For that you’ll have to go to the link.
• June 7, 2016:
1- A Nashville man trying to clear his pistol accidentally shot himself in the leg. He’ll be okay.
2- A Chattanooga lady attending a wrestling match in Ringgold, Ga. (just across the state line), took the show a little too seriously and held a pro-wrestler and his manager at gunpoint. I swear to God, nothing screams we need gun control louder than knowing idiots like this are armed:
Lee showed us what happened during Saturday night’s monthly wrestling match at the AWF Arena off Highway 41 in Ringgold.
He had another wrestler tied to the ropes and was hitting him with a chair.
It was all part of the show, but Lee said one 50-year-old fan apparently took it too seriously when she came running to the ring with a knife, trying to help the wrestler escape.
“She was reaching through the ring, cutting him loose,” he explained.
Patricia Crowe told deputies she drew her pistol after Lee took a jab at her looks.
“The lady was missing a few teeth, so I told her to sit her toothless self down,” he said.
Witnesses said Crowe aimed a 38-caliber handgun at the wrestler and his manager. More than 150 people were sitting ringside, including several children.
“The gun was loaded,” Lee said. “It even had one in the chamber and the safety was off.”
Lee was able to take the gun from the woman. He hold her until officers could get there.
The incident prompted changes in security. Now, fans will have to walk through metal detectors to get in.
Lee said he’s not taking any chances at the next match.
“(The gun) could’ve easily went off and somebody could have lost their life,” he said.
Crowe was released from the Catoosa County Jail on Monday after posting a $4,000 bond. She has been banned from all future AWF wrestling events.
But she can still carry a gun, right? Because Freedom?