So what about all the folks who weren’t in ’80s glam bands?

Via Tamara comes this

Bret Michaels and Tommy Lee are now involved in a federal gun probe thanks to a picture they took on July 11th. Michaels and Lee had gone to a shooting range in North Carolina where they shot off some guns and posed for the picture with firearms. Unbeknownst to them, it is against North Carolina law for anyone “who has been convicted of a felony from purchasing, owning, or controlling a firearm.”

…Well, it wouldn’t have mattered at all if a nosy news station, WSOC-TV, hadn’t brought it to the attention of authorities. Ah, anything for a buck and anything for a story.

Well, considering the maximum penalty for being a felon in possession of a firearm is 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, that sounds like it could be a pretty big deal — a good story, in other words, which is sort of what the media should be about.

One of the commenters did ask a pretty good question, though I’m sure he didn’t ask it for the same reasons I would have asked it…

Did their felonies involve violent crimes?
I’d bet they probably didn’t, which only illustrates the absurdity of felon-in-possession laws. (I’d imagine they got busted for having a certain amount of drugs.) If they didn’t do anything violent, why should they be barred from owning guns?

But do you think they’d be asking the same questions if Tommy Lee & Bret Michaels weren’t famous rock stars? Yeah, me neither. They’d be baying, “Lock ’em up and melt the key!” After all, laws are only for the little people!


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2 Responses to “So what about all the folks who weren’t in ’80s glam bands?”

  1. TBeck Says:

    If Brett Michaels and Tommy Lee are in the same car, who’s driving? Hopefully not Vince Neill!

    But seriously, Tommy Lee was never “glam”. That stings.

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    ROTFLMAO. Well, I actually like a lot of Motley Crue’s stuff. Does that make you feel better? 😉

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