Lauren Tannehill, the hot model wife of Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill, left an ‘interesting’ little present behind when she dropped off her rental car on Jan. 4. And by little I really mean huge, since it was an enormous semi-automatic AR-15 rifle.
Who knows why Lauren and Ryan Tannehill feel the need to own an AR-15. Maybe they deal with regular threats to their physical safety, or just really enjoy killing Bambi. But no matter what reason they give for owning that ridiculously large gun, one glaringly obvious fact remains — one should not leave deadly weapons lying around in rental cars.
Lauren Tannehill Should Not Have A Gun License
Was Lauren Tannehill aiming to take down a group of violent white supremacists à la Breaking Bad when she put that rifle in her rental car? Gearing up for a zombie apocalypse? Prepping for a deadly secret mission with Rambo? Because if so, then I take everything back because she’s a bona fide badass. Unfortunately, I do not think that this is the case.
In case you missed it, Lauren rented a Nissan Rogue for a couple of hours on Jan. 4, then returned the car with the rifle still hanging out in the backseat. Later that day Judith Fleissig, 58, rented the same Rogue and understandably freaked out when she found an enormous AR-15 — the civilian’s version of the military’s M-16 — in the backseat. And thank God she did, because the next person who rented that car could have not been Judith Fleissig and her daughter. It could have been an Adam Lanza or a Curtis Reeves or heck — just any unstable person who might take that gun and use it for something nefarious.
I know that whenever another school shooting or movie theater shooting or mall shooting or airport shooting goes down, the National Rifle Association likes to say things like “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” Whatever your opinion on that may be, you have to agree that driving through a densely populated area in a rental vehicle with a semi-automatic rifle chilling in the backseat is a bad move, because it exposes a deadly weapon to numerous strangers. A rental Nissan Rogue isn’t exactly a Cadillac — anyone could have broken into that car to dig in to the tantalizing giant gun bag that Lauren left in the back seat. It was an undeniably stupid move, and one that could have let to an infinite number of tragic events.
Luckily, Judith Fleissig was intelligent and responsible enough to do the right thing and return the weapon. Lauren Tannehill, however, proved that she is neither responsible nor intelligent, and that she probably shouldn’t own a deadly semi-automatic rifle that could cause unthinkable devastation if it were placed in the wrong hands. Which, you know, it almost was.
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Should Lauren have her license revoked for leaving her AR-15 lying around?
— Shaunna Murphy