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Joe Jackson

I CARRY A GUN

And I'm Not Afraid to Use It

10/18/2012 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Joe Jackson FLASHED A HANDGUN to a room full of people at a recent event in Vegas ... and told the crowd it's just like an American Express card ... he doesn't leave home without it.

The bizarre moment all went down while Joe was at the Tuscany Hotel and Casino in Vegas this weekend to be honored at the Black Music Awards (apparently that's a thing).

Joe was introduced by his friend -- Majestik -- who told the crowd a story about Joe confronting Michael Jackson's bodyguards two weeks before MJ's death.

During the alleged confrontation, Majestik says Joe flashed his gun at the guards and said -- "If I hear you all givin' my son drugs or doing anything illegal with my son ... I'ma kill all of you."

When Majestik turned the mic over to Joe -- JJ corroborated the story ... saying, "It's very true. Every word he said."

Then Joe told the crowd ... "I carry a piece everywhere I go ... I'm gonna show it to you."

Joe proceeded to open up his suit jacket, revealing a handgun holstered by his hip. Joe explained, "I've been threatened a lot of times and so I need to be safe."

We reached out to Joe to see if he is even legally allowed to pack heat -- but so far, we have yet to hear back.

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61.

Meanie    

WTF, his face looks like a bad joke Halloween mask.

652 days ago
62.

alan    

This Just In, Joe Jackson Go's Bonkers at Local Senior Center Over "Split Green Pea Soup" Threaten's to pull Hand Gun "Just soon as he can remember where he out it"..

652 days ago
63.

honesty    

This is the last idiot in the world that needs a gun. How frightening!

652 days ago
64.

TXLady    

As a CHL holder, I also carry everywhere I go. I have a Glock 9mm in my purse at all times but I would NEVER flash it to anyone!

652 days ago
65.

XDrinker    

Betcha anything he wears adult diapers.

652 days ago
66.

Truth    

HOPEFULLY THE FUGLY FAT ASS WILL USE GUN ON HIMSELF... AS FOR THE DUDE GIVING HIS SON DRUGS AND DOING ILLEGAL **** LIKE CHILD ABUSE, "SAY IT AINT SO SHOELESS JOE JACKSON" SHOULD LOOK IN THE MIRROR AND PULL THE F*CKIN TRIGGER.
#TRUTH!!

652 days ago
67.

Rhubino    

It's hard to believe, but this man just got uglier.

652 days ago
69.

Dayna    

He is such a loser....in every aspect of his sad little life.

652 days ago
70.

mike    

And regardless of the state he's in, he violated the CC regulation about flashing or brandishing his firearm, he needs to lose his license

652 days ago
71.

CloBird    

This man should not be carrying a gun.

652 days ago
72.

I Was About To Say    

SO HE WAS BRANISHING HIS GUN!! WHY didn't someone call the cops on him, I bet he doesn't have a permit either! If anyone else would have done that the police would have been there in a flash.

652 days ago
73.

I Was About To Say    

A license to carry I meant, I have a permit but not a license.

652 days ago
74.

jayman419    

It varies a lot by state... but if he had done that in Pittsburgh it'd be considered brandishment. Which is weird, because in PA anyone who is allowed to own a gun is allowed to openly carry it.
But if you have a concealed carry permit, and you intentionally reveal your holstered weapon, it's a crime.

652 days ago
75.

bryan    

It says it all. How pathetic a man is he. I wonder what Dr. King would have to say about this behavior. Is it so engrained in our culture today that this is acceptable. How utterly sad. I wonder if anyone applauded?

652 days ago
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