“Lana Rae Meisner, the wife of Eagles co-founder and former bassist Randy Meisner, was shot and killed Sunday at the Studio City, California house the couple shared. The LAPD confirmed to Rolling Stone that a ‘death investigation’ was being conducted at the 3700 block of Eureka Ave.” And for good reason . . .
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, investigators believe that a rifle accidentally discharged while being moved in a closet. “As she lifted the rifle in the case, another item within the case shifted and hit the trigger of the rifle causing it to fire and fatally injure Mrs. Meisner,” the LAPD said in a statement, adding that Meisner “was cooperative throughout the investigation.”
Leaving a rifle in a case with an unsecured item is one thing. Leaving a loaded rifle with the safety off in a case with an unsecured item is another. Removing said rifle with the muzzle pointed in your direction another again. Doing so while under the influence, or with another person who isn’t in their right mind, another again, again.
Lana Rae Meisner, 63, called the cops around 5:30 p.m. to report a drunken man in their Studio City house. Police took a domestic violence report and left without incident.
But Randy Meisner, 69, called police about 90 minutes later, saying his wife had been shot, police said.
In case you have doubts about the official story, there’s history here . . .
Meisner was placed under court-ordered 24-hour supervision following a January 2015 incident where he allegedly threatened murder-suicide with an AK-47 and pills. In July 2015, Meisner’s friend James Newton filed documents necessary to attain a temporary conservatorship over the former Eagles member, with Newton claiming Meisner was diagnosed as bipolar and suffered from “suicidal ideations.”
Newton’s lawyer also argued that Lana Rae Meisner had been in denial of her husband’s mental condition for more than two decades; Lana Meisner stormed out of the court after the temporary conservator was appointed and later “attacked” Newton’s lawyer verbally after the court date, with the lawyer requesting a sheriff’s escort as he left the courthouse.
Meisner’s lawyer called Newton’s claims “widely overblown.” At the time of the January 2015 incident, Meisner was being treated for alcoholism and was being medicated for a “mood disorder.”
Assuming that the official story is accurate, Ms. Meisner violated at least two of the Four Rules of Guns Safety. That’s irresponsible and, in this case, lethal. All that said, our condolences to her family and friends.