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Lauren Tannehill, Who Forgot Her AR-15 in a Rental Car, Is No Stranger to Guns

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"#gunsblazzzinnn," Tannehill says.
Two hours.

That's how long Miami Dolphins First Lady Lauren Tannehill possessed a rented Nissan Rogue January 4. But within those two hours, she somehow found time to nestle her AR-15 -- which three states banned following the Sandy Hook massacre -- into a gray bag, plop it in the back seat, forget its existence, and return the Nissan to an E-Z Rent-A-Car.

See also: Ryan Tannehill's Wife Rents Car, Leaves Semiautomatic Rifle in Back

According to the Broward County Sheriff's Office, a woman named Judith Fleissig rented the car immediately after Tannehill. Two days later, she found the bag, and totally freaked out when her daughter opened it. "Oh my God. It's a gun," the daughter said. "I think I'm going to throw up," Fleissig responded, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Though it's a surprise that Tannehill would forget one of the world's most dangerous assault rifles in the back of her rental car, it's no surprise she had it in the first place. Lauren Tannehill loves a good gun. "#Gunsblazzzinn," Tannehill writes. "Don't mess with me. #imfromtx."

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And Tannehill, as you can see, is a pretty good shot.

But perhaps next time, she might want to keep better track of her high-powered rifles.

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Olenka Miroslava Gayoso
Olenka Miroslava Gayoso

I just think it's funny that she remembered to take an Instagram picture but left the gun lol.

James G. Camp
James G. Camp

This gun that was left in the rental car could've just as easily have been a Glock. I think she's just stupid and irresponsible for having left it. Priority of any gun owner is to know that you left your's secure and at home inside your personal property. What kind of gun is really irrelevant to me. As a taxpayer I purchase these and they are issued to every soldier that is employed by the USA. I want the semiautomatic version, but finances are what they are, I had to pay $ 600/month for a laminated membership card for a healthcare policy that really doesn't cover too much. That's a bigger misappropriation of my disposable income that precludes me from a better standard of living, including owning an AR-15.

Jorge Ochoa Sr.
Jorge Ochoa Sr.

No wonder it's a free newsletter. Can't write real interesting news, just a platform for advocating and sensationalizing personal points of view.

Eugene Buck
Eugene Buck

considering this article is coming from a liberal rag paper that caters to underage prostitution (backpage.com) its not surprising

Exiliado
Exiliado topcommenter

"Oh my God. It's a gun. I think I'm going to throw up." 


Where do you find idiots like that?

Can they be ordered online?

Are they expensive?



Also, aren't the guys at the rent-a-car supposed to, you know, check it and clean it and stuff?

Myron Luzniak
Myron Luzniak

LOL, I love how some of you get all fired up over nothing. WOulda, coulda, shoulda…Blah blah blah. It was a rifle case that was accidentally left in the car with an ar-15 in it. It's NOT illegal and the car was rented 2 more times before the 3rd renter noticed it, informed the rental agency and they in turn gave it to police. The Tannehill's have a the gun back so all is well. My concern is that the rental agency said cars are cleaned out after every rental, I think they need to fire their guy cause he obviously sucks at his job! Relax, it' not like she left a kid in the car for several days, which Miami is notorious for. The writer is obviously a crunchy granola eating, flip=flop and jeans wearing liberal who knows nothing about guns. Sorry but my 2nd amendment rights trump any tragedy. Stop politicizing tragedies for the sake of advancing ridiculous laws that will do NOTHING to prevent crime.

Najsoj Osnola
Najsoj Osnola

and for the states that have these weapons banned just remember that only criminals fear an armed populace....if people are unarmed they are easier to control.

Najsoj Osnola
Najsoj Osnola

what a retarded article...she and everyone else in this country has the right to have as many guns as they want...Now I agree that she is an idiot for leaving it behind in a rental car, but there is no reason to be demonizing her for it...And that woman who rented the car after her threw up after finding it?? SMH

Kerriann Kogelmann
Kerriann Kogelmann

Miami New Times look at how your audience is responding and please adjust accordingly! Please stop sensationalizing an American exercising their rights. That's not news.

Jon Achaval
Jon Achaval

Hey she's a Texas girl. Leave her alone.

Andrew J. Herrero
Andrew J. Herrero

I like how everyone thinks this is all cute and funny, but the fact of the matter is that someone crazy could have found that gun and done some real damage. Had it been anyone other than some pretty blonde / football players wife that f'ed up like this, I'm sure there would be a bigger uproar. "But she has an assault rifle she completely forgot in her car, but look at the streaks/highlights in her hair!" -all of you

Rod Deal
Rod Deal

I kind of like the fact that she left an AR-15 in a car instead of like.... I dunno a stun gun. I just hope her husband never gets caught slipping.

Iamdigi Talfire
Iamdigi Talfire

Who is this "Terrence McCoy". Please stop using the term "Assault" rifle. There is no such thing..

David Detweiler
David Detweiler

ok...a mistake. the rental agency will find it and handle it properly. geesh..you'd think she forgot a pet rattlesnake in the back seat.

Terri Texcell
Terri Texcell

As far as I know the gun is registered to her husband.

Ron E. Chits
Ron E. Chits

Fuckin idiot.....too bad we don't have dumb control

Ramon Manuel Ramos
Ramon Manuel Ramos

FYI an AR15 is not a high powered rifle. My 30-30 lever action rifle packs a bigger punch. I would suggest going to a rifle range and familiarizing yourself with some rifles.

Clarence Bolanos
Clarence Bolanos

New Times should just stick to rating new bars and restaurants..... They aren't cut out for journalism..... The new times has become an uninformed publication looking only to write sensationalism articles to push an agenda of stupidity.

liacmele
liacmele

How do you casually forget your gun in the back seat? Damn, I misplaced my gun... Again...

Bill Cooke
Bill Cooke

Lauren Tannehill likes guns writes the candy-ass writer who served in the Peace Corps. Is that all you got, Terrence?

Steve Klare
Steve Klare

Apparently she doesn't understand that you don't leave a gun in a rental car!!

Andy Solares
Andy Solares

Dude who cares. It ain't banned here so move on. She did noting illegal

Tony Drucci
Tony Drucci

The "reporter" doesn't even know what hes talking about. "assault rifle". Assault rifles are select fire which we can not own due to NFA law.

Eddie James
Eddie James

That most rifles aren't banned anywhere. That this particular rifle can do a lot of damage in a short amount of time. That careless ownership of high powered weapons is a public safety issue. Those are a few reasons why the type of gun is stated. I am all for gun ownership, I am however anti idiot. It's not like she left a pack of tampons in the car.

tbak105secure
tbak105secure

Who the hell supports this "paper"?  Communist Party?

tbak105secure
tbak105secure

Terrence McCoy is a complete idiot and is not much of a "reporter".

Robert Gow
Robert Gow

So fucking what? It's legal here. Get off her ass.

Mayordomo Negro
Mayordomo Negro

Juan, the "relevance of this information" is that the legislatures in 3 of our states thought that the assault rifle she lost track of is not a weapon that should be available to the general, law abiding public.

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

So?? That shit ain't banned here. Why are you trying to illicit a reaction?

Tony Drucci
Tony Drucci

Terrence McCoy is a complete idiot and is not much of a "reporter". Thats such a stupid comment "Lauren Tannehill's AR-15 is the same kind of rifle that was banned in three states following the Sandy Hook massacre." WTF does that have to do with anything.

Lenny Lebowitz
Lenny Lebowitz

They should lose their legal right to own fire arms after very poor ownership and face charges , the nra should back this up since.they are all about noy having guns in the wrong hands

Katherine Gaitan
Katherine Gaitan

Good for her. It's not illegal in Fl, she has every right to have it and didn't break the law. #gunsblazzzinnn

Juan R. Pollo
Juan R. Pollo

Doesn't that mean that it's legal in 47 states including Florida? What is the relevance of this "information"? SMH

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman topcommenter

"I want the semiautomatic version" 


Yea, nothing sucks more than getting stuck with a bolt action AR-15.

GrowUp
GrowUp

less guns = less gun crimes, less deaths, etc, etc.   Stop being a pussy who needs a gun to feel protected.

Housman
Housman

I wonder if Ryan Tannehill has the same make of car that Paul Walker died in. 

joshp26
joshp26

@GrowUp Its our constitutional right to bare arms! Look at Chicago with the strictest gun laws in the nation.. Guess what city sees the most gun violence.. Chicago. More gun laws = more gun violence. Do criminals care about gun laws??. Grow up and do your research.

think
think


@joshp26 @GrowUp idiots, maybe that's because guns are widely available everywhere surrounding chicago!!! not too hard to drive 1 or 100 in.  weak argument for no gun control.   how about comparing it with another country like England?   yeah, I didn't think you'd want to....

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