Young Jeezy and Crew Arrested on Gun Charges

Young Jeezy's mug shot (courtesy tmz.com)

“Young Jeezy is currently behind bars for possession of an assault rifle and TMZ has learned the weapon turned up during the investigation into the deadly shooting at Wiz Khalifa’s concert Friday night. We’re told Irvine PD executed a search warrant on the rapper’s tour bus Sunday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in connection with the shooting in Mountain View, CA … where a man died after being shot 5 times. Cops found an assault rifle they believe belongs to Jeezy. Several members of Jeezy’s entourage were also arrested for gun possession. Jeezy’s being held on $1,000,000 bail.” FYI Young Jeezy (Jay Wayne Jenkins) is the titular leader of . . .

United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA) and a former member of Boyz n da Hood as well as the Black Mafia Family (BMF). He launched his musical career with his record Thuggin’ Under the Influence (T.U.I.)Those and subsequent tracks (including those with other artists) are heavy on themes involving guns and violence.

So, basically, no one could have seen this one coming.

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  1. avatar Kevin L says:

    He got a select fire rifle? Oh wait no this is CA, it’s probably just an AR.

    1. avatar CA.Ben says:

      Affirmative.

      1. avatar Forrest says:

        Probably not. AK’s are way more common in gangs than AR’s.

        They’re cheaper.
        They’re louder.
        They’re easier to use.
        They’re scarier.
        They’re smaller (folding stocks)

        If all you knew about guns was what you heard about them on the news and in rap songs, you’d want a “Choppa” too. Heck, I know my way around a gun store or two and I still love the AK’s.

        1. avatar Mark N. says:

          No folding stocks allowed in California.

        2. avatar The Trouble with Timbo says:

          Technically they are with a bullet button and an overall length of 30″. With that there really isn’t much of a reason to have them on an AK because you have to have a ridiculously long muzzle device to obtain the 30″ OAL. You can also have them on non semi-auto rifles and shotguns.

          For the children.

          To stop the war on women.

          To keep kittens and unicorns safe.

          Or because we have morons in our Fool Time Legislature

        3. avatar Mike says:

          Mark,

          Considering he was already in possession of a weapon the state of CA deemed illegal, I’m sure putting a folding stock on it was not on his list of concerns. However, that’s just IMHO.

          Have a good one.

          -Mike

      2. avatar Robert W. says:

        Could have been a tec-9 clone or similar magazine outside of grip pistol as well.

    2. avatar Gene says:

      Sure about that? Californians, of late, seem to confuse the noun, a drawing or pricture of, or a sentence containing with the actual object. Oh, let’s not forget umbrellas, too.

    3. avatar DangerousDave says:

      Actually Jeezy is partial to his custom short barreled AR he’s shown with in one of his early underground music videos. I linked it below. Not your average ghetto burner Norinco at all.

      http://youtu.be/-Ite6FNbmSc

    4. avatar v v ind says:

      * complete with CA approved bullet button and 10 round mag.

  2. I’m beyond shocked.

    1. avatar dlj95118 says:

      …me too. This is my shocked face —> *8|

  3. avatar pwrserge says:

    I’m still waiting on an explanation on how possession of an item the ownership of which is protected by the CotUS is in any way a crime.

    1. avatar CA.Ben says:

      Actually SCOTUS still hasn’t taken up a dedicated AWB case. While the “common usage” language in Heller should render AWBs invalidated across the nation, federal judges do not choose to interpret the case in that way, especially federal judges from the 9th Circus. So until one of these cases gets to the SCOTUS and is granted cert, we are still prohibited from owning modern firearms. Keep an eye on Kolbe v O’Malley, which should be headed to the 4th circuit soon, then probably to the SCOTUS.

      1. avatar pwrserge says:

        I’m still wondering how a firearm with over 10,000,000 copies in private hands constitutes “unusual” or how a magazine of which probably billions have been manufactured and hundreds of millions are owned by private citizens constitutes NOT “in common use”.

        1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

          After retired Justice Stevens rant , you can see why.

        2. avatar Jus Bill says:

          “Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.”

  4. avatar Paul G. says:

    What? Did you say you know your rights, like those 2A rights? Yes, you are an American. Yes, you are in America. Yes those rights SHOULD apply. But this is Cali, where they choose to not hold your Constitutional rights as applying, and the US government is complicit in allowing states to fail to recognize those rights. Sucks to be you.

    1. avatar Indiana Tom says:

      Kalifornication is above Amerika.

      1. avatar BDub says:

        Choose your poison, a rogue State or a rogue state.

  5. avatar Dirk Diggler says:

    Cops probably kept the pound of weed

    1. avatar Vhyrus says:

      Considering his profession, if they only found a pound they weren’t looking very hard.

  6. avatar Scrubula says:

    Was he prohibited from owning a firearm?
    Arrest for possessing one isn’t good enough unless you are under age or have been convicted of a felony…

    1. avatar Stinkeye says:

      I don’t think you understand. This particular firearm is maybe kinda scary looking. So, obviously, that changes everything. FOR THE CHILDREN!

    2. avatar Chip in Florida says:

      But he had the kind with the shoulder thingy, the kind that goes up. SCARY!

    3. avatar Danny Griffin says:

      Maybe Jizzy’s rifle had standard capacity magazines or no bullet button.

      1. avatar Ing says:

        Heh. Jizzy.

    4. avatar JasonM says:

      …except in California.
      I’d bet his “assault rifle” was unregistered, and had detachable, full capacity magazines, a pistol grip, a flash hider, an adjustable stock, and maybe a few other evil features.

      1. avatar v v ind says:

        You mean….? Are you suggesting? Don’t let it be, Oh heavens no, not a…..a…..a…..GHOST GUN?

    5. avatar Albaniaaaaac says:

      Age should not be a criteria to something being criminally illegal or not.

    6. avatar pwrserge says:

      Why should felonies be disqualifying? If someone has been deemed to be safe to release into society, why should their rights continue to be restricted? Parole, I can understand, prior convictions, especially those that took place before the law was in place, make no sense.

      1. avatar ThomasR says:

        I agree; once a person has served their sentence; they should get all of their rights back. Even violent felons; even if they have a few years on probation to show they have given up the thug life.

        It gives those that truly want to change an incentive to go straight and those that are unrecoverable will ignore any law denying them a gun and being a human predator anyway. (Chicago anyone?)

  7. avatar the ruester says:

    In before people are people and we should just treat them like people regardless of whether or not they are suspected of a murder conspiracy™.

  8. avatar Static NAT says:

    Here’s the problem I have with the presentation thus far … not enough info. If it was actually an “assault rifle” and he didn’t have the proper NFA tax stamp or whatever as a civilian, then there would be just cause for his arrest. Otherwise, what was the evidence and charge for the crime he was arrested for? This doesn’t give any info as to what’s really going on.

    1. avatar pwrserge says:

      Not really… The NFA is based on a legal fiction. The federal government has no authority in the CotUS to regulate firearms in private hands.

  9. avatar Roll says:

    I remember listening to some of his music when I was in highschool…only reason this made the news was b/c he’s “famous”.

    I seriously doubt it was an “assault rifle”…most likely just a “rifle”

  10. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    “So, basically, no one could have seen this one coming.”
    I snorted milk… Dang it

  11. avatar J.D. Smith says:

    Personally I don’t have a problem with rappers shooting rappers. They are criminals, they admit it, hey these guys could do a weekly show where they bring their weapons to some remote location and last rapper standing wins a trophy and goes on to next week’s show. Now that’s what I call reality TV. Don’t normally watch those shows but I’d sure watch that one.

    Just kidding of course-

    1. avatar pwrserge says:

      The vast majority of them are entertainers. They are no more their stage persona than KISS is made up of actual vampires / freaks / mutants / whatever they are supposed to be.

      1. avatar Vhyrus says:

        KISS members are satanic screaming mimes. The screaming is what makes them satanic, as opposed to normal mimes which must never speak.

        1. avatar pwrserge says:

          Nothing against KISS. I just didn’t get it.

          The point is that for most rappers, it’s just a stage persona. Nothing more.

        2. avatar Jesus says:

          You jokers need more wholesome entertainment. Like younger outlaw country.

        3. avatar whatever says:

          “Like younger outlaw country.”

          Really? That stuff has more edge than a pack of razors. Funny enough, it’s about the only country music I can stand.

      2. avatar Indiana Tom says:

        Probably a lot of rappers are just entertainers, but they really send out and glorify a bad message. I pulled the plug on MTV on the kids for that reason.

        1. avatar pwrserge says:

          So do a lot of porn stars, rock stars, and TV personalities. Do we tar them all for daring to express a view we disagree with?

        2. avatar Vhyrus says:

          Obviously you missed the Christie Mack post where half the regulars said that she deserved to be beaten and raped for being a porn star and dating a MMA fighter.

  12. avatar former water walker says:

    Golly gosh gee whiz…where are the trolls who hung around for a while? “the man and “jesus” would call us racist rednecks for makin’ fun of jeezy. Well except Dirk 🙂

  13. avatar SelousX says:

    This incident could be the inspiration for a new instructional video (with appropriate apologies, of course):

    Thugs in Da Hood: Too Rapper to be Tactical

  14. avatar Ralph says:

    I’m not impressed. Taylor Swift’s posse has cannons. And bazookas.

    1. avatar Vhyrus says:

      That’s not how you spell bazongas…

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        True, but Taylor Swift doesn’t have bazongas.

        1. avatar Hannibal says:

          Bazonginas?

        2. avatar Hannibal says:

          er, bazongitas, rather.

  15. avatar Mark N. says:

    Unless they believe he is the shooter (for which no charges have apparently been filed) the $1,000,000 bail is outrageous. Up here, felons in possession get OR releases every day because of jail overcrowding. Second “assault weapons” are, with limitations, legal in California, and the usual remedy for an improperly configured weapon is a seizure with citation, not necessarily an arrest. (The rule is that ah AR has to be “featureless” or have a bullet button–with the latter, all features are legal except “large capacity” mags). Third, absent being “prohibited persons”, the parked tour bus constitutes a residence where it is legal to possess firearms. So if the popoman is seizing firearms for mere “possession” I think they have some problems validating the seizures.

  16. avatar Don Davis says:

    Who in the heck makes up these nicknames! Young Dimwit, HolyCrap, Wee Poop……

  17. avatar BillF says:

    Instead of typical Ca. fines and jail time for non-celebrities, Jizzy will now be relocating to NYC where he’ll qualify for a whack of grant money to become a “neighborhood violence interrupter”.

  18. avatar Dermott says:

    “No one could have seen this coming” and they won’t on MSM.

  19. avatar Indiana Tom says:

    United Streets Dopeboyz of America (USDA, Thuggin Under The Influence. Priceless.

  20. avatar Rusty Chains says:

    Robert, titular? Really?

    Just cause that feller looks really well fed, don’t mean he got man boobs.
    LOL

  21. avatar Jay in Florida says:

    What an upstanding bunch of citizens and role models for the kidz of LA.
    Couldn’t happen in any other city…….Maybe Chicago but they still have the blues there more so then rap Id imagine.
    As for the gun.
    Must be a semi auto/auto. One of those mean looking black rifles…………………………with its scope mounted sideways.

  22. avatar Excedrine says:

    Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

  23. avatar AZRon says:

    I got a Jeezy back in ’65 at Woodstock. (yeah, I was early) Burned like a bastard.

    To this day, I still celebrate Alexander Flemings’ birthday. (08/06/1881)

  24. avatar J.D. Smith says:

    They’re criminals if for no other reason that they make gazzilions for their music-and it ain’t even music!

  25. avatar David in NC says:

    They’re good at rhyming.

  26. avatar Steve Day says:

    I’m confused … someone was murdered – shot 5 times – but they only charge “Jizzy” or whatever with having a rifle, not murder. So I guess they’ve stopped looking for the person(s) who committed the actual crime and have hung up their belts?

    “This guy will do. At least we get to log someone on the books today. Hunting down murderers is dangerous and we need to get home safe tonight.”

    Did I miss anything?

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