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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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46.

MikeBenvito    

Why does TMZ think its their photo by writing "TMZ" all over it. Also holding a gun is NOT a crime. Everyone is quick to judge, in America it's guilty until proven innocent

452 days ago
47.

lilmBIGorgan    

wanna be a baller, shot caller....LOL @ #life4thug

452 days ago
48.

Rich     

Did he know Ravens Lewis. He understood murder.

452 days ago
49.

garwilly     

Is that the old iPhone 3GS

452 days ago
50.

nologinyo    

The people who post negative comments should look at themselves first and see how childish they are. I'm sorry but in the United States of America, possession of a firearm does not make you a "thug," "goon" or "gangster" and it CERTAINLY does not make you a criminal.

Every citizen of the USA should be a responsible gun owner. It should be noted that it is also unverifiable if that is a real firearm or not.

I have no problem with this picture other than the fact that his finger is on the trigger.

How backwards are you people. Literally.

More points for you feeble minded naysayers:

It is actually innocent until proven guilty.

All these people throwing stones when they live in glass houses.

Also lets all acknowledge the wonderful gun laws of Massachusetts --- keeping the citizen defenseless at all costs, ready to be victimized.

452 days ago
51.

awesomewave    

Another douchebag photo from someone's bathroom.

452 days ago
52.

AC    

Based on his tattoos or lack there of, cell phone, Glock model, should have a good idea of when this pic was taken.

452 days ago
53.

Tribeca Soho    

I be bustin on em.. I be bustin on em aint no talk homie just be bustin on em

452 days ago
54.

Tribeca Soho    

waka flacka i be bustin on em

452 days ago
55.

Frank Cali    

He's going to jail as a Tight End, he will come out as a Wide Receiver.

452 days ago
56.

Tribeca Soho    

aye he did what he had to do. who tha **** are yah to judge. grew up a thug lived like a thug so what. worry bouts yahs life

452 days ago
57.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Nice selfie, with his finger on the trigger of that Glock. The only thing missing in that picture is a can of beer. I hope his punk ass gets passed around as the lockup bitch on his floor.

452 days ago
58.

Mike    

Sorry Aaron, your days of having guns to make you feel like a macho man thug are over with. All he's going to have in prison is good ole fashioned fists and muscle. I'm sure there are plenty of muscle head stone cold original gangsta guys in prison who won't be the least bit intimidated by him. If he mouths off, these prison thugs will get up in Aaron's face in a nanosecond and make him their super gay beeotch boy.

452 days ago
59.

SPIDEY    

All the GUN LOVERS will now become hypocrites...here come the thug comments!

452 days ago
60.

Tribeca Soho    

finga on ah trigga when ah ****h ride

452 days ago
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