7/30/2008

Comedian Jerry Lewis cited for carrying unloaded gun in a airplane carryon bag

Does anyone believe that Jerry Lewis represents a threat to anyone? From Fox News:

LAS VEGAS — Police say they have confiscated a gun belonging to Jerry Lewis that was found in the 82-year-old entertainer's carryon bag as he prepared to fly to Detroit from Las Vegas.

Las Vegas policeman Bill Cassell said Tuesday that the actor was cited Friday for carrying an unloaded concealed weapon at the Las Vegas airport.

Lewis' manager, Claudia Marghilano, says the handgun is a hollowed-out prop gun that Lewis sometimes twirls during his show. She tells The Associated Press that the gun couldn't fire.

Marghilano says Lewis didn't know the gun was in the bag along with other props.

Cassell says if the gun were merely a prop "it wouldn't be a weapon and we couldn't cite him for carrying a weapon." . . .

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4 Comments:

Blogger be603 said...

he hasn't killed in years. mostly he just dies on stage.

/rimshot
Thanks folks you've been great. Be sure and try the roast beef.

7/31/2008 12:19 AM  
Anonymous JS said...

that Nutty Professor!
I'd bet they haven't even thoroughly examined the gun to see that it's a stage prop after all.

7/31/2008 10:01 AM  
Anonymous C Smith said...

Both statements might be accurate.
If it is a 'prop' made from a real firearm [as the quote implies], even if it cannot be fired, it's still a firearm as far as the feds are concerned.

7/31/2008 1:26 PM  
Blogger Blaine Holzer said...

I met Mr. Lewis many years ago when I worked in a gun store in Ft Lauderdale, FL. At that time he showed me his International concealed weapons licenseI asked him if it was hard to get and he told me that "It helps to know more than one President!".
(Just a little true memory).

10/10/2014 1:21 AM  

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