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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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106.

Jay W.     

Maybe he can he can be acquitted on grounds of having an extremely low IQ... ?

420 days ago
107.

Whatever    

This picture perfectly illustrates the young thug gun culture that is pervasive and dangerous. It's more likely that a guy with a gun (who loves it enough to pose with it - such a DOUCHE) will kill someone, versus someone without a gun. Later, dude...your bubble gum will do you in and you'll dream about $40M for the rest of your life.

420 days ago
108.

tomas    

Wait till the realization hits Aaron that all those personal freedoms he took for granted are gone.
They own his ass now.

420 days ago
109.

hihello11    

What a waste of gorgeous talent .. He's hot though

420 days ago
110.

Piper    

Can tell he has NO firearm training by the way he has his finger on the trigger. What a dip****

420 days ago
111.

Lena5420    

Hey TMZ that isn't Irony that is coincidence. Irony is when the result of something you do is the opposite of what was intended. What you described about Aaron Hernandez and Lance Armstrong is coincidence as in "coincidentally Lance Armstrong a famous athlete was also a disgraced athlete" see the distinction. I'm not usually a grammar police but it drives me NUTS when irony is misused and it is misused something like 80% of the time. Okay lesson over...

420 days ago
112.

Cyrina    

wow and you would think with all this money he would have taken some gun safety classes. WRONG WAY TO BE HOLDING A GUN IDIOT. never put your finger on the trigger unless your going to shot. Its clear he got this gun to look "cool" not for safety.

420 days ago
113.

Whatda    

If guilty Tight end reduced to a pillow biter

420 days ago
114.

Dave    

machismo gone bad

420 days ago
115.

ezze    

Former Tight End. Future Loose End.
From bang bang to gang banged.

420 days ago
116.

Craig    

Wanna be gangsta. Now gonna be somebody's play toy in prison. No death penalty....so get the Prep H out, and learn a new way of catching passes Hernandez!

420 days ago
117.

Hobie    

C'mon guys.....it's not irony....it's coincidence.

420 days ago
118.

ezze    

Please keep us posted on the first shooting, where his friend lost his eye and the use of his arm.

420 days ago
119.

Tonia    

Finger off the trigger *******.

420 days ago
120.

Tweeder    

Hey tmz you big DBag killing someone and blood doping are not even on the same page let alone same book your such a holes

420 days ago
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