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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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16.

mj fan forever    

Most probably a freak like him gave him the permit even to carry a gun!!! ABSURD!!!

736 days ago
17.

myopinion    

Joe is NOT a stupid man! I knew he wouldn't show the gun if he could not legally carry it! That's right Joe Jackson if you feel you need protection I say carry it!

736 days ago
18.

river rat    

Damn, he is one ugly turd. Looks like a flathead catfish I hooked in the Mississippi River a few years ago!

736 days ago
19.

TheGame    

FACT CHECK: In Arizona you anyone can carry a gun as long as it's exposed in plain view. In Nevada anyone can apply for a conceal and carry permit. If you notice Joe's is concealed poorly but none the less concealed.

736 days ago
20.

wendy    

GANGSTA!

736 days ago
21.

Kathryne    

Watch out American!!! Don't you need a psy check???

736 days ago
22.

DR SICK    

Maybe he will do the world a favor when he cleans it

736 days ago
23.

Majestik    

I'm still trying to figure this out...he was at an awards show, being honored, for what? Being the ****ing sperm donor for one of the greatest entertainers of our time? He was the WORLD"S WORST father. Beat his sons, threatened his kids and then lived off their bank accounts and this guy is being honored for what?
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Next up, the Emmy's, Golden Globe and Oscar's will honor Michael and Dina Lohan for giving us an entertaining child star and a train wreck of an adult so we have hours of fun...REALLY

736 days ago
24.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

In the real world that means Zilch.

736 days ago
26.

comicjc    

The guy has ALWAYS been a #1 piece of garbage and probably more responsible for Michael's death due to being a ****ty parent. Hopefully, the next time he pulls that thing out, he shoots himself in the foot.

736 days ago
27.

Toilethead    

The last thing we need is another crazy person with a gun.

736 days ago
28.

Big Fella    

BOTTOM LINE: Joe is just another blow hard moron with a gun who might kill one of us one day. (Refer to Phil Spector).

What kind of an idiot needs to flash a gun like that?

736 days ago
29.

Shelley    

Only a matter of time before he shoots and/or kills someone.

736 days ago
30.

jb    

I don't blame him!!! You never know when he might need to use it one one of his psycho family members!

736 days ago
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