Armed and dangerous: Dozens with viol...

Armed and dangerous: Dozens with violent histories received handgun carry permits

There are 18 comments on the Commercial Appeal story from Mar 14, 2009, titled Armed and dangerous: Dozens with violent histories received handgun carry permits. In it, Commercial Appeal reports that:

Shelby County residents with violent histories who have received permits to carry handguns in Tennessee include Dewayne Turner, Antonio Jackson, Reginald Miller; Bernard Avery Joseph Fellie, Kiandre Sims; ...

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Jeff

Hudson, OH

#1 Mar 14, 2009
This is crazy. I was caught with pot 15 years ago and I can never get my permit in Ohio. I have never had a felony and haven't commited any crimes since them.

GPM

“DILLIGAF?”

Since: Aug 08

San Antonio, TX

#2 Mar 14, 2009
That is a shame. Perhaps you can petition the courts to expunge that record?

To the article: Someone fell asleep at the switch when these guy's submitted their applications. That should be the story.

Does anyone remember when we used to believe that it was better 10 guilty men walked away than we convicted one innocent person? From what I hear of the antis, they want to use this to deny everyone the right to bear arms.
Screaming Eugene

Providence, RI

#3 Mar 14, 2009
OOOOHHHH!!! You mean to tell me they let these dangerous negro's carry handguns?!!! This must be part of Obama's Army that are going to turn us whites into slaves and fornicate with our woman!!!It must be time to go to my corner gun store and increase my collection of assault type weapons and the million plus rounds of ammo that I will surely need now that Obama has set his grand plans in place.
American Born

Chalfont, PA

#5 Mar 14, 2009
Screaming Eugene wrote:
OOOOHHHH!!! You mean to tell me they let these dangerous negro's carry handguns?!!! This must be part of Obama's Army that are going to turn us whites into slaves and fornicate with our woman!!!It must be time to go to my corner gun store and increase my collection of assault type weapons and the million plus rounds of ammo that I will surely need now that Obama has set his grand plans in place.
So now its an "assault type weapon"???? Earlier it was an "assault weapon" Come on Eugene... lets hear the difference between the two??? What is the name of the corner gunstore in your town? We don't have them here. We have authorized dealers and Sporting Goods shops and Cabelas. We don't have corner gun stores. Where do you live??? Uranus perhaps??? Do you really believe us gunowners have "millions" of rounds in our homes??? Really... do you??? Do you "believe" your corner gun store has millions of rounds available??? Now would you please answer my questions... you call yourself a man... so answer. Don't be a sissy... lets hear it... We are waiting.
GunShowBeingCens ored

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Mar 14, 2009
Gun Control = COWARDICE

GPM

“DILLIGAF?”

Since: Aug 08

San Antonio, TX

#7 Mar 14, 2009
Screaming Eugene wrote:
OOOOHHHH!!! You mean to tell me they let these dangerous negro's carry handguns?!!! This must be part of Obama's Army that are going to turn us whites into slaves and fornicate with our woman!!!It must be time to go to my corner gun store and increase my collection of assault type weapons and the million plus rounds of ammo that I will surely need now that Obama has set his grand plans in place.
Do you have even the glimmering of a clue as to the topic here Eugene? I know that it is far easier for you to play the jackass and spout off your stream of consciousness crap without regard to facts, truth or even context. But it is wearisome for the rest of us to wade through the mire left by your spewage.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#9 Mar 14, 2009
The article is long.

A gun permit doesn't make you law-abiding or a criminal. It means almost nothing.

We all live our lives with some faith that we will be safe. But...

Having a permit does not make it easier to commit crime either. If you're raped by a permit holder, did you have a gun or a weapon to protect yourself ? You could have been raped by an armed rapist who never had a permit. Most likely, your rapist does not have a gun permit.

Cops should never assume a person is unarmed. They should never assume a gun permit holder would never shoot them. People should never assume a cop would never harm them.

Therefore, females should never assume a gun permit holder would not be a rapist (especially if he's in your dark bedroom looking over you).

The article was written to obtain more gun control. And if it's easy for thugs to get gun permits then it's easier for the rest of us, and it should be.
anon

Union City, TN

#10 Mar 15, 2009
Jeff wrote:
This is crazy. I was caught with pot 15 years ago and I can never get my permit in Ohio. I have never had a felony and haven't commited any crimes since them.
Smoke one!
jeff

Hudson, OH

#11 Mar 16, 2009
anon wrote:
<quoted text>Smoke one!
Thats what I said. But it is against the law and I do obey the law (at least now I do). In the mean time I will just have to look both ways before leaving with the nightly deposit.

Since: Mar 09

Laurel, MS

#12 Mar 16, 2009
This is my thing why are you posting peoples info? The Commercial Appeal was dead wrong in posting all Tn gun permit holders! I am one that carry guns and will always. I don't see someone with a violent criminal record getting a permit. You have 3 background checks when filing for a permit. And trust me if its anything major they will deny you. Gun permit owners and gun nuts are the best neighbors to have!! In Jackson TN you need a gun for your house so the real criminals can get what they deserve breaking in working peoples homes!!
NOPT

United States

#13 Mar 19, 2009
That picture of the susbects is like that TV show Hollywood squares.

http://www.topix.com/bigpic/mini-4107f1da78d2...

I wonder if when they assembled this tic-tac-toe collage of pictures, if they put the white guy in the middle for a reason or if they used the Eeny Meeny Miney Mo method?
NOPT

United States

#14 Mar 19, 2009
Screaming Eugene wrote:
This must be part of Obama's Army that are going to turn us whites...
Dude, you might be caucasian, but you ain't white, not by a longshot.

Since: Mar 09

Jackson, TN

#15 Mar 21, 2009
American Born wrote:
<quoted text> So now its an "assault type weapon"???? Earlier it was an "assault weapon" Come on Eugene... lets hear the difference between the two??? What is the name of the corner gunstore in your town? We don't have them here. We have authorized dealers and Sporting Goods shops and Cabelas. We don't have corner gun stores. Where do you live??? Uranus perhaps??? Do you really believe us gunowners have "millions" of rounds in our homes??? Really... do you??? Do you "believe" your corner gun store has millions of rounds available??? Now would you please answer my questions... you call yourself a man... so answer. Don't be a sissy... lets hear it... We are waiting.
I really think he is confused. The assault weapon I think he is most concerned about is the one that swings between the legs.

I want to believe he may be talking about the corner pawn shop; those dinks will sell their own mama if there is a dime to be made of somebody get screwed.

Since: Mar 09

Jackson, TN

#16 Mar 21, 2009
GunShowBeingCensored wrote:
Gun Control = COWARDICE
Yes, but also.....

Gun control = Tyrany and slavery over man

Since: Mar 09

Jackson, TN

#17 Mar 21, 2009
Tory II wrote:
The article is long.
A gun permit doesn't make you law-abiding or a criminal. It means almost nothing.
We all live our lives with some faith that we will be safe. But...
Having a permit does not make it easier to commit crime either. If you're raped by a permit holder, did you have a gun or a weapon to protect yourself ? You could have been raped by an armed rapist who never had a permit. Most likely, your rapist does not have a gun permit.
Cops should never assume a person is unarmed. They should never assume a gun permit holder would never shoot them. People should never assume a cop would never harm them.
Therefore, females should never assume a gun permit holder would not be a rapist (especially if he's in your dark bedroom looking over you).
The article was written to obtain more gun control. And if it's easy for thugs to get gun permits then it's easier for the rest of us, and it should be.
You are correct in everything you have here, except you don't understand the significance of the date line for this article....it's Memphis.

If you know anything about Memphis (as I do) it is a whole other country. In fact I would consider it a part of a third world country. Tennessee has tried since Reconstruction to annex this city into Mississippi. The general crime rate in both states would go down 50%, IQ's would increase 20 points, teenage pregnancy would drop 85%, unemployment would be under 4%, and murder, rape, and robbery...well they would be down in TN by 95% but up 50% in MS because for Memphians these crimes are just recreation. Again, it really would be a net gain for both states. You see, Mississippi IS a third world nation.
GunShowBeingCens ored

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Mar 21, 2009
Howard Beale wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes, but also.....
Gun control = Tyrany and slavery over man
Will readily agree with that.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#19 Mar 22, 2009
Dewayne Turner, Antonio Jackson, Reginald Miller; Bernard Avery Joseph Fellie, Kiandre Sims ...

don't need a gun permit to obtain and carry guns.

In Baghdad they either killed or incarcerated the violent types. They searched every home and building, every day and night. A cop was on every corner looking over every person's shoulder. So now the crime rate is down (for now.) And now every person is free to exist, but that's all. Now, it's the government's turn to assault the people.

Crime rates are always low in a police state (crimes committed by individuals). In a police state, the crime rate of crime committed by govt is not kept or recorded. That's why the numbers of dead peasants murdered by the Stalin govt are only estimates.

Most problems are created by govt. And the solutions for the problems (created by govt) will lead to the next set of problems. Sometimes the govt's solution to a problem is to kill thousands or millions of citizens.

In Memphis, as in most other big cities, the non violent types have been brainwashed to believe guns are bad and self defense is bad. If Memphis were an armed society it would be a more peaceful city. African/American females who live in high crime/low income communities benefit the most from gun possession. An armed society is a polite society. When drugs are prohibited then violence will reach epidemic proportions (as in the previous Prohibition.)

So, not only does an armed society protect citizens from individual criminals, it also protects them from the govt criminal.
Adam Fellie

Evansville, IN

#20 May 24, 2011
It's pathetic they put me right there in the middle. The girl I was seeing was jelous because "she" broke up with me and went back to my ex. So she confronts me at the gas station and pushes me, then calls the police saying I hit her. I "turned myself' in. Later she dropped the charge because she was scared she would get in trouble for lying. Of course the state took over because they weren't gonna have me go without paying $4200 in fines. Memphis is a joke. I got my carry permit back in 2001, not 2006 like the idiot said I did. I now have custody of my kids. So what does that tell you?

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