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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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Your S&M Girlfriend    

Stupid ass thug. Couldn't be happy with the money and trying to have a good life. Thug with money. Rot.

427 days ago
2.

Leopold butters Stotch     

Dumbest goon ever. How he managed to stay out of trouble for 3 years is an accomplishment.

427 days ago
3.

BP    

Why is his finger on the trigger? 1st rule of gun safety, never put your finger on the trigger until you are ready to shoot.

427 days ago
4.

samson    

ahhh, that's unfortunate. I guess nobody would have looked it this photos and seen it turning out badly five years down the line, huh Aaron. Well, have a nice life, buddy.

427 days ago
5.

HillbillyHell    

Old school. Nice.

427 days ago
6.

Wow ...    

Beyond sad. This guy could have had it all and blew it over ... pride? Trust? Seriously, what could have gone so wrong to take another man's life? Self defense is the only good reason in my mind, but that does not appear to be the case here.

427 days ago
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MelissaM    

What is the point of taking a picture like this? This has to be a special kind of stupid

427 days ago
8.

Paul    

Thugging & mugging now his butt hole will be wide enough to drive a freight train through. Money can;'t buy class or common sense that's for sure.

427 days ago
9.

Wow ...    

Since when does taking a selfie with you holding a gun, make you a bad ass? You are nothing but a punk.

427 days ago
10.

David    

Another gun loving nut who ****ed up another person's life as well as his own. Unlike in South Africa's joke of a criminal justice system, Aaron won't get out on bail to enjoy his life while the man he allegedly killed is 6 feet under.

427 days ago
11.

taxpayer    

Further proof that Glocks and DUMBASSES go together,...and the same fate eventually awaits them...in prison!

427 days ago
12.

shannon    

What a loser.

427 days ago
13.

john    

Probably a fence jumper

427 days ago
14.

Joe    

Woop. There is is. Hernandez, no!!! We needed you this season, bud. Hey, is it just me or are people getting dumber? WTF would an NFL player take his photo on his cell phone and not think there would be consequences?

427 days ago
15.

Shannon    

Finger off the bang button, ijut.

427 days ago
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