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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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31.

CLINT    

He must have heard that carrying a gun is gangster. "Ain't no mothereffer gonna take the money I didn't earn!"

733 days ago
32.

woodin    

Joe's the perfect example of why psych examines should be conducted on gun buyers.

732 days ago
33.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

Now that he let everyone know he's a CCW permit holder and he's a lefty/southpaw they could shoot him in his left arm/shoulder and take the gun away from him. Real smart there.

732 days ago
34.

dee    

Mr. Jackson is the last person that needs to carry a gun!

732 days ago
35.

Marty    

This video just gave EVERY POLICE OFFICER, probable cause to search him for a concealed weapon, when he comes into California.

732 days ago
36.

Cool Breeze    

Isn't that the Thing from the Fantastic Four ?

732 days ago
37.

Yeah Right    

Bottom line if he doesn't have a open carry he's not supposed to expose it. He could get into trouble for opening his fat mouth trying to show off.

732 days ago
38.

Bloomcounty.USA    

What about when he fly's to California ... since he's saying he "never leaves home" without a concealed weapon does he have a permit to do so in California? The one he's got is only good in Nevada, and there are still places that he wouldn't be allowed to carry a concealed weapon in the state, public buildings with metal detectors at each entrance, public schools, courthouses, public airports, state and Federal buildings, all examples of places his Nevada CCW wouldn't cover.

732 days ago
39.

StarryStarryNight    

he should use it on himself. today.

732 days ago
40.

Joe    

wow. a black guy with a gun. that's something I never thought I would see.

732 days ago
41.

Don Martin    

So now what? He gonna do a remake of, "Bad"?

732 days ago
42.

Dannielle Blagmon    

He is to old to be acting like this. A leopard never changes its spots

732 days ago
43.

Krystal    

Now I really believe the beating stories.

732 days ago
44.

Barbara    

permit in 2010 but threatened body gards in 2009??? One week before Mike died? Something is fishy there.

732 days ago
45.

Susan62509    

Joe used his fist, belt, tree branches and ironing cords to beat his kids so they feared him, so now he uses a gun so adults fear him. You cannot carry a gun inside a casino in Nevada. Now that the idiot has flashed his gun in Las Vegas, every casino will frisk him when he enters the front door. His hang out is the Palm's Casino so Joe has put them on alert to take his gun away. Only Joe would carry his gun near his belly button. lol It would take the old man 5 minutes to unstrap the gun, release the safety, and aim all while soiling his shorts.

732 days ago
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