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Macho Man -- Gun Recovered At Crash Scene

5/26/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Randy "Macho Man" Savage was in possession of a high-powered handgun when he crashed in Florida last week ... but TMZ has learned Savage had an active permit to carry the weapon.

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TMZ spoke with Randy's brother, Lanny Poffo, who tells us the gun was properly registered and legit.

Lanny says Randy had recently gotten into the hobby of target shooting -- and was a pretty damn good shot.

Lanny says Randy and his wife were so passionate about the hobby -- he wasn't surprised about the discovery of the gun because the couple went shooting together all the time.

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31.

iskabibble    

So Savage was asserting his 2nd Amendment rights? The shock! How about a story about how he said stuff and asserted his 1st Amendment sights. Or, did he ever fly and have his 4th Amendment rights violated by the TSA gropers? What a non-story by California leftist anti-gun wussies. He had a legal gun my oh my! How idiotic!

1190 days ago
32.

Steve    

Wow this is big news...A guy that lives in a RIGHT TO CARRY STATE had a gun in his possession...
This article was a total waste of electrons.

1190 days ago
33.

BigReplacementTheory    

What a story! 48 states have passed laws allowing citizens to carry certain concealed firearms in public, or in their cars. People have car accidents with firearms in their cars everyday, in which the firearms plays no factor. Florida has issued 1,871,589 since passing their carry laws. Whats the point to the story.....he shot himself while driving? Junk story. He probably had kleenex in the glove box right next to pile of Slim Jims too!

1190 days ago
34.

hml    

So let me get this straight-The cops found a legally owned gun on Savage in the wreck? Since the 'high powered handgun' obviously did not play a part in causing the accident, where exactly is the news story here?

1190 days ago
35.

DetroitRocks    

Does TMZ have a story quota or something?

1190 days ago
36.

Shannon    

high-powered handgun? oxymoron.

"it was reported by witnesses on the scene that Savage had a keychain and a pac of tic-tacs in his pocket at the time of the crash. More as the story develops".

1190 days ago
37.

Puckett    

Sin D 3 hours ago
And this was mentioned because ?

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Because it's the kind of crap yellow journalism that **** for brains gossip rags print, knowing that it'll upset people because it's so rediculous, and that they'll post all sorts of angry comment about its, and TMZ will bank lots of advertising revenue from all of the hits, and they'll laugh all the way to the bank, because that's the kind of douchebags they are.

1190 days ago
38.

Majestik    

Puckett 4 minutes ago Sin D 3 hours ago
And this was mentioned because ?

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Because it's the kind of crap yellow journalism that **** for brains gossip rags print, knowing that it'll upset people because it's so rediculous, and that they'll post all sorts of angry comment about its, and TMZ will bank lots of advertising revenue from all of the hits, and they'll laugh all the way to the bank, because that's the kind of douchebags they are.
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You said, exactly what I was thinking. Harvey and crew are sitting back laughing watching the click o meter go crazy as we all post how stupid or in outrage. Myself being just as guilty as everyone else. Harvey knows how to push our buttons.

1190 days ago
39.

bridemaid    

Now both Miss Elizabeth and Randy are gone. RIP

1190 days ago
40.

Puckett    

Top 5 reasons that TMZ are douchebags trying to make something out of nothing.

1) The gun had nothing to do with his medical problems, the ensuing auto accident that took his life, or in the rescue and recovery of the accident victims.

2) Handguns are legal in FL and do not require registration or licensing to legally own one, or to keep it in your home or car. Sorry whiny liberals but this isn't commie pinko CA, it's FL.

3) Carrying a loaded "secured" gun in your car is perfectly legal (and "secured" is as simple as placing it in an unlocked glove box or console under FL law). No permits or licenses are required.

Yes CA liberals you heard me. You can buy an unregistered handgun, load it, toss it in the unlocked center console of your car, and it's perfectly legal provided you have't had your civil rights legally taken away from you for some other reason. Get over it.

3) Randy also has a concealed carry permit, so if the gun was concealed on his person rather then in the car he was still legally carrying it.

4) "Randy's brother, Lanny Poffo, who tells us the gun was properly registered and legit." Sorry TMZ but handguns DO NOT have to be registered in FL to be legit.

5) Describing the weapon as a "high-powered handgun" instead of telling us what model it actually was... just more of TMZ's yellow journalism at it's finest.

1190 days ago
41.

Joe Blow    

LOL, did I call it or what? Look who's back on top of TMZ's main page. Harvey's ultimate cash cow and coffee break financier, Loser Lie-ho. Mommy DUIna must have been very upset that her darling daughter was knocked to the second page here, so she placed a frantic phonecall to Hervina and demanded that Strawberry Snortcake be made the center of attention again. Expect TMZ Live to devote all 45 minutes to Lohan today.

1190 days ago
42.

Bad Reporting    

Really TMZ, Permit or not why is this a viable news article? Please explain to your crowd the worthiness.

1190 days ago
43.

jhankg    

F*ck you TMZ. You are a bunch of ***s that use phrases such as "high-powered handgun." Idiots.

1190 days ago
44.

I am Spartacus    

this doesnt surprise me because Macho Man was the most paranoid guy out there. He had an extra steel door installed on the front door of his house and wouldn't let Elizabeth go out. He spent the last 10 years basically in his house. He was a paranoid dude but a nice guy and one of the best wrestlers ever. Nobody played their character as well as Randy Savage in and out of the ring.

1190 days ago
45.

jeremyrowell    

Dear TMZ:
Owning a gun is NOT a crime, nor is it a news story. LAME!!!

1190 days ago
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