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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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61.

trips    

Who cares if he had a gun, why is this news worthy

1184 days ago
62.

ryan    

shame on you harvey. "high powered pistol" indeed.

1184 days ago
63.

Killa Kev    

TMZ isn't participating in "yellow dog" journalism. While the report may not be very newsworthy, it doesn't defame Savage or say anything bad about him. I think a lot of people are reading more into it than what was there. Maybe TMZ posted this simply because they knew people would react like this, though, and drive up their hits and advertising revenue.

It's not surprising that Savage had a gun. It's well known that Savage had a bit of (well-founded) paranoia about his personal safety and packed a gun when he was an active wrestler.

-- Killa Kev, AngryMarks.com

1184 days ago
64.

icantbelieveitsnotbutter    

High powered handgun = 44 caliber
Low powered handgun = 22 caliber

Yes, there are differences.

1184 days ago
65.

ryan    

shame on you harvey. "high powered pistol" indeed.

1184 days ago
66.

Missy Trouble    

TMZ, really? Don't treat Mr. Poffo like Lindsey Lohan. Mr. Poffo is a legend to most and/or a childhood hero. Don't trash him or drag him down with irrelevant stuff. We want to know what he died of, and what the wife did when he was having a heart attack and the truck was going thru the median.

1184 days ago
67.

OctoJihadi    

SO?! WHats your friggin POINT?!! All you lefty devs that live in LA think the only people should could or would have a gun are rappers from Compton?
Dumb Ass....
The gun was legal you ass holes, so whats the POINT!?
Thats right, you dont have one.

1183 days ago
68.

David Pieras    

The notion that Savage had a heart attack came from Savage's brother and is uncorroborated by any other source, medical or otherwise. The notion that Savage might have had the handgun for "target practice" came from Savage's brother and is uncorroborated by any other source. Savage's death appears to be an attempted murder (unsuccessful) and suicide (successful) based on known facts.

1181 days ago
69.

terrenz    

macho man , ur an *******1

953 days ago
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