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Aaron Hernandez

Have Gun, Will Travel

6/28/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0626-tmz-gun-aaron-hernandezAaron Hernandez was locked and loaded 4 years before his current alleged murder predicament ... and he made sure to capture the gun-toting moment on camera.

TMZ has obtained this photo ... showing a 19-year-old Aaron brandishing a Glock handgun for a selfie iPhone pic.  You can see a magazine inserted into the gun, but it's unclear if it was loaded.

We've learned the pic was taken in Gainesville, Florida in 2009 ... the same time Hernandez was playing football for the University of Florida.

Aaron is wearing what appears to be a Livestrong bracelet -- which is pretty ironic, because spokesperson Lance Armstrong also left his sport in disgrace.

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BB not bb    

Don't real criminals hide their guns? They probably would plan on using them and wouldn't want the guns linked back to them. He was scared that people were after him trying to kill him, so maybe he took this picture to try to scare them. He doesn't look that mean like a killer. He looks more silly like he is trying to prove something.


They are using this picture as evidence to deny him bail. If he is legally allowed to own a gun, why should that matter? Lots of people own glocks, that is the typical police weapon.


I think he may be another person who was just bad enough to be associated with the wrong people that he could be set up to look like the did something. He could be like another Tsarnaev situation.


I think these gangs thing that they own you for life. They are not run by nice people. They could have been hounding him trying to get favors from him now that he is rich and famous. Maybe he was trying to ignore them and they came after him to make a point.


He looks kind of like a silly guy. When he was making those signs with the big smile, someone said that was a fraternity sign. Gang members don't smile when they make their signs. They do it to be intimidating.


He may very well have been in a gang but didn't realize all that was expected.

450 days ago
182.

Nostraldumass    

stop with the mirror pictures GUYS!! Looks gae

450 days ago
183.

Jana    

if anything, with the money he makes, even tho he's only 23........... he still should have "common sense"....... I don't care who you are, you DO NOT TWEET, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM etc. ANYTHING............ PERIOD.... especially a friggn' pic WITH a damn GLOCK!!!

450 days ago
184.

Pete Beau    

i'd eat his s*** logs with a spoon. seriously.

449 days ago
185.

optimistic740    

My momma always told me that "stupid is as stupid does". She was right.

449 days ago
186.

Double Bubble    

You know you're a thug when you're taking selfies of yourself in the sh*tter mirror... smh

449 days ago
187.

Nails67    

NFL Players' brilliant idea #3246 - take and distribute a photo of yourself holding the murder weapon before executing someone.

449 days ago
188.

stan    

This is not a shock to me. Most men that play football are thugs. Look at all of their tattoos! Most of these men in the NFL OR NBA if they were not playing on team they would be in prison or on probation!

449 days ago
189.

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449 days ago
190.

Joe    

This guy is dumber than a box of rocks. He's obviously never had any type of firearm training, because the first thing they teach you is not to put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to fire the gun.

449 days ago
191.

Joe    

This guy is dumber than a box of rocks. He's obviously never had any type of firearm training, because the first thing they teach you is not to put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to fire the gun.

449 days ago
192.

.    

Jury is going to love this pic . . . and they will see it.

449 days ago
193.

Denni    

Dumber than a box of rocks! How stupid can you be? You blew a chance at a charmed life! Just plain stupid!

446 days ago
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