Bringing a pellet gun to a gun fight

So much for vigilante justice in Nashville, Tennessee.

A Vanderbilt University football player’s plan to recover his stolen iPhone sparked a shooting outside a Nashville Target on Monday night and led to two of his teammates being shot, according to police.

The shooting, which took place at the store at on White Bridge Road, stemmed from an arranged meeting between two groups — a trio of football players and the thieves who Metro police say stole the phone and fired the shots.

Both groups brought weapons, police said, although one side — the players — had only a pellet gun.

As of Tuesday, the shooting suspects remained at large and both injured players were expected to recover, police spokesman Don Aaron said.

When pellet guns are outlawed, only football players will have pellet guns.  Or something like that.


Filed under Crime and Punishment, General Idiocy, SEC Football

11 responses to “Bringing a pellet gun to a gun fight

  1. truck

    So much for that academic reputation.


    • 83Dawg

      Oh, I don’t know–
      They were educated enough not to plan to kill someone over an iphone.

      Reminds me of the old joke:

      Guy is walking into a really trashy-looking dive bar. Bouncer at the door stops him and asks “Are you armed?”

      Guy says “no”

      Bouncer asks “Well, do you want a gun or a knife? At this joint we think the fights ought to be fair.”


    • Macallanlover

      Never expect a correlation between high SAT/IQ scores and the ability to use common sense in the real world.. Well, perhaps in reverse.


  2. Got Cowdog

    i have seen comments on this blog that there are athletes in our universities who don’t really meet the academic requirements for admission. 😉

    Those dumbasses are lucky to be alive.


  3. hassan

    That is kind of a metaphor for their whole program right?


  4. BeardDawg

    I’m a simple man. The fact that this happened outside a Targetmade me chuckle!

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  6. Shane#1

    They could have put someones eye out!


    • Down island way

      That’s when all the fun stop’s…….someone gets an eye injury, next thing ya know ……..they’re a pirate….then all that danger stuff begins!