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story.lead_photo.caption Jermain Taylor, 36.

Little Rock police arrested boxing champion Jermain Taylor on Monday after he allegedly threatened a family of five at gunpoint after attending the city's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade.

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Print Headline: Enraged champion fires gun, arrested


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  • Nodmcm
    January 20, 2015 at 4:30 a.m.

    Before anyone gets started, lets remember the Second Amendment and the fact that pro-gun Republicans control every single statewide office in Arkansas today. Let us also not forget that anti-gun liberals would like to use a case like this to argue against people toting pistols around everywhere they go. So what we need are lots and lots of comments about how great it is that "the Champ" had his pistol with him when he needed it, and how great it is to know that almost everyone has a pistol on them at all times, to KEEP EVERYONE SAFE. Remember, those pistols in people's pockets are there for SAFETY. Its all about PROTECTING ONESELF AND ONE'S FAMILY. Its all about SAFETY, isn't that why everyone carries pistols in their pockets in Arkansas, to BE SAFE?

  • dennis2272
    January 20, 2015 at 5:13 a.m.

    You're using this as an argument for gun control?...stupid...JT sounds like he has mental issues or is suffering from depression

  • GCW
    January 20, 2015 at 6:31 a.m.

    The gun caused him to get drunk, drive around like that and possess weed. Outlaw guns.

    January 20, 2015 at 7:51 a.m.

    He is no role model, just a thug.

  • LR1955
    January 20, 2015 at 9:59 a.m.

    He is a mental case, revoke his CCL ASAP. Maybe if we ignore him and his anicdotal criminal activities he will just fade away.

  • LevyRat
    January 20, 2015 at 10:48 a.m.

    Maybe one too many punches to the head?

  • MuleriderRob
    January 20, 2015 at 1:22 p.m.

    Nodmcm, let's not just blame Republicans, let's blame George W. Bush for a lack of gun control. If you are going to make this a political statement against Republicans, you might consider moving to another State that might share your views, and I might suggest moving to the Far West or the Northeast. The South does not share your views. (Solid Republican). Call this for what it is, a spoiled, drunk, crazy black man.

  • LR1955
    January 20, 2015 at 1:50 p.m.

    A local sports hero wannabe....what a great example he sets for his children and the impressionable young men in this state. I guess he thought shooting a gun near MLK Drive was a way to honor the good Dr.

  • Packman
    January 20, 2015 at 1:53 p.m.

    Hey Nodmcm - You're as crazy as Taylor..........
    Gotta wonder how such a fit of rage is even possible? Was it the drink? Was it the smoke? Was it steroids? Was it too many blows to the head???? Whatever, Taylor should be treated like anyone else in this situation. It seems the charges are pretty light. Shouldn't he be charged with attempted murder? It is truly a sad situation considering the potential Taylor had to be a role model and ambassador for Arkansas.