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Joe Jackson

Licensed

To Carry Badass Gun

10/18/2012 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Joe Jackson
's gun is 100% legit -- TMZ has learned, Michael Jackson's dad is fully-licensed to carry a concealed weapon in the State of Nevada ... this according to a rep for the Las Vegas Metro Police.

The rep tells TMZ, Joe was issued a CCW permit in 2010 by the LVMPD -- allowing him to carry a concealed handgun on his person anywhere in Nevada. The permit expires in 2015. 

As we reported, Joe showed off the concealed weapon at a recent event in Vegas, and claimed he doesn't leave home without it.

FYI -- Nevada's what they call an "open carry" state -- meaning anyone (over 21) can literally walk down the street with a handgun strapped to his or her body, as long as it's exposed.

With Joe's permit, he's allowed to keep it inside his jacket.

Bottom line ... don't mess with Joe.

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bring back recent posts    

.......right Joe...ur a real tuffy!!!!!!!!!!!...god..shouldn't you be kicking back in a recliner already???????? sit down and STFU already....geeeeeeez

713 days ago
3.

Marilyn    

He has a jelly flaccid soft puny ugly little Penis he is trying to compensate for with a hard gun in the holster!

713 days ago
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Vernon P. Alarcon    

HOW THE HELL can this LUNATIC carry a loaded weapon in public. Life in prison for murder will only be a 2 year sentence for him. He has NOTHING to lose.

713 days ago
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Trevis Miho    

Hahahaha - no matter how fast his bullets would travel, I doubt Joe Jackson could pull that out fast enough to protect himself if danger ever really came his way.

713 days ago
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Adrienne    

he looks like freddy krueger

713 days ago
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LoveLasVegas    

The only problem with this is a permit ot carry concealed means a permit to carry CONCEALED!

Even though this is an open carry state, I think opening up your jacket and flashing your gun while making the statement:

"If I hear you all givin' my son drugs or doing anything illegal with my son ... I'ma kill all of you."

This can easily be construed as "brandishing" a weapon and is definitely illegal no matter who you are.

713 days ago
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R. Cortez    

Could you imagine him actually try to shoot someone with his old shaky hands, slow reactions, and bad eye sight ? Old folks do so well with driving, giving them guns to carry in public makes a ton of sense.

713 days ago
9.

LiLo's boy toy    

Old fart will probably shoot himself.

713 days ago
10.

james    

You know what's going to happen now, Some young punk is going to challange this old man and take his gun away and shot him with it. Joe, stay home where you belong, your to old to even be out in the streets.

713 days ago
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Pockets    

Yeah don't mess with Joe..unless you're walking up behind him and shooting him in the back of the head..What you mean the gun doesn't actually protect you from OTHER guns?!

713 days ago
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Slash    

Dude needs to have his permit revoked! Just because you have a license to carry concealed, doesn't mean you can go around flashing it and threatening to kill people. I'm surprised that the DA hasn't started an investigation because his actions are completely unacceptable.

713 days ago
13.

mj fan forever    

Licensed or not he is always DISGUSTING!!!!!

713 days ago
14.

Mina    

MJ passed away in 2009.

Joe Jackson got this gun in 2010. So how did he show up to MJ's house with the gun if it got issued in 2010?

713 days ago
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Miz.Chellie - Celebrity Feast    

It is fairly easy to get a permit however he just showed a lack of class. If the hotel personnel knew he was packing, they would have asked him to lock it up, and if he refused, they would reserve the right to make him leave the casino.

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