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Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Dallas Archer


It’s been gratifying to see how broadly TTAG’s readership has expanded. It’s good to know our mission of telling the truth about guns and making the case for the safety, fun and utility of firearms is reaching a wider audience. Take, for instance, Dallas Archer. She apparently read Jeremy’s recent review of the NAA mini-revolver and was convinced that the gun was the right personal defense choice for her particular needs. Unfortunately, she didn’t exactly come by the pint-sized pistol honestly. And her carry method wasn’t really advisable either . . .

According to the the sleuths at The Smoking Gun, Ms. Archer was pulled over on a recent traffic stop in Kingsport, Tennessee. When she was hauled in because of her suspended license, things got a little more interesting:

The jailer and a female cop then accompanied Archer to a bathroom for further examination, a review that led to the recovery of a “North American Arms 22 LR revolver (loaded) which Ms. Dallas had concealed in her vagina,” according to a Kingsport Police Department report.

A subsequent check revealed that the five-shot mini-revolver–which is four inches in length–had been “stolen from an auto burglary in 2013.”

Of course, that’s the virtue of NAA’s little wonder. It’s small enough that just about anyone can tote it just about anywhere on or about their person. If we were Dallas, we might have chosen that interesting tonsorial arrangement on her head to toss the gun, but that’s just us.

Though we’re sure gun gurus at NAA didn’t envision (nor would they advocate) tucking one into a reproductive organ, it’s nice to know that there’s a carry solution out there for everyone. To be sure, the little SAO revolver is typically as safe as houses, but cramming one into a bodily orifice is an egregious enough violation of Rule #2 that we’ll be sending Dallas some IGOTD hardware. And we really don’t want to know where she intends to stash it.   [h/t Paul McCain]


  1. avatar Pashtun6 says:

    Could you imagine if she’d had a negligent discharge?

    1. avatar Peter says:

      Wrong. Just plain wrong.

    2. avatar Nick D says:


    3. avatar Nighthawk says:

      Could you imagine a desert eagle?

    4. avatar Nathan says:

      Uh, ma’am? For this particular discharge, you’ll need more than penicillin.

    5. avatar IdahoPete says:

      No problem if she was using a condom, right? I mean, that’s “protection”.

      Darwin Award nominee-in-training

  2. avatar Darren says:

    I recommend the comments over at the smoking gun. they are tremendous

    1. avatar Jake Tallman says:

      Holy shit, I almost fell out of my chair laughing at some of them. Thanks for the recommendation!

    2. avatar B says:

      Holy freaking crap, its just hithithit there.

  3. avatar dh34 says:

    So the conversation started with Ms Archer asking the gentleman, ” Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”… and from there it just took its course…

  4. avatar Ryan says:

    Her Dad certainly did, it seems.

  5. avatar Steve S. says:

    Huh, didn’t know NAA made DAO revolvers….

    1. avatar dph says:

      +1 They are all SAO

      1. avatar Jeremy S says:

        Likely a typo. Edited to SAO.

  6. avatar Scott Nagelberg says:

    Um she didn’t own that gun. She stole it. So she is definitely not an irresponsible gun owner, but the criminal we all worry about.

    1. avatar tdiinva says:

      Of course she is. The gun cold have gotten inadvertanly cocked and then be set up for an unintentional discharge.

  7. avatar former water walker says:

    Ewwww…did she lubricate her weapon? News of the weird indeed.

    1. avatar Proverbs says:


      1. avatar Jus Bill says:

        TMI. Really.

  8. avatar dh34 says:

    Is that considered an inside the waistband holster?

  9. avatar Kevin says:

    Is that a gun in your pocket or are you just… oh, both!

  10. avatar BLAMMO says:

    I’m sure it wasn’t cocked.

    1. avatar GeeSmith2 says:

      Heh, tou said “cocked.”

  11. avatar Dale DuVerney says:

    Missing point here – this is why licensed conceal carry citizens should be able to carry anywhere. Cars, DO get broken into and firearms stolen. Requiring those who carry to keep their firearms in their cars when going into “gun free zones” only leads to this kind of dangerous situation. I can only imagine what could have happened had this woman been able to sneak a firearm past security at the jail. It could have been a much different outcome than this. It could have been worse before this, had this woman used this stolen firearm in a crime and killed someone. I know that I would not want my firearm stolen and then used to kill an innocent. Hopefully we can move to keep the places we cannot carry at a minimum to avoid this in the future.

  12. avatar MadMedic says:

    I don’t know if I can ever own one now with this age seared into my mind!

    1. avatar Steve in MD says:

      Don’t buy used.

    2. avatar Roscoe says:

      Smell it before you buy it.

  13. avatar Gregory says:

    Which was was the muzzle pointed?

  14. avatar CoolBreeze72 says:

    Is this a “gun as penis substitute” issue? You know, like all us OFWG’s carry because we aren’t well endowed enough. Maybe she was feeling a little less than manly…;-)

  15. avatar dph says:

    She was charged with introduction of a firearm into a penal facility. Understandable.

    1. avatar Jeremy S says:

      hahahahahaha that got an actual LOL from me

    2. avatar Ardent says:

      Ok, real, out loud laughing on that one! Bravo!

  16. avatar Chris Mallory says:

    This is at least the 3rd case of this in the past year.

    1. avatar Hannibal says:

      And people wonder why they get searched thoroughly when arrested and booked…

  17. avatar CoolBreeze72 says:

    She was charged with “introducing contraband into a penal facility”…penal, penis…language is a funny thing!

  18. avatar Jeff says:

    She has a severe case of fetal alcohol face.

  19. avatar Mark McNabb says:

    DAO? NAA revolvers are single action only.

  20. avatar Maineuh says:

    She’s a real stuck up (your favorite slang term for the female anatomy here.) Seriously, I’m glad there are no photos to go with this.

  21. avatar GeeSmith2 says:

    C’mon, she’s kinda hot in a “damaged goods” kinda way …

    1. avatar Maineuh says:

      I do have a thing for the damaged and dangerous types, it’s true.

    2. avatar WayneMHK says:

      But who names their daughter Dallas?

    3. avatar B says:

      To be perfectly honest, I could go for her. The fact that she has 22lr is just a bonus.

    4. avatar bozo says:

      It is a mug shot. She’d likely clean up well. Though, she’s got a kind of “gangster” white trash look on her face I think may be unfortunately permanent.

  22. avatar Tom in Oregon says:

    The ultimate “shower” carry….

  23. avatar B00jum says:

    The real question here is “where did she manage to find .22LR?”
    The inevitable follow-up is “where did she stash the rest of it?”

  24. avatar Dr. Vinnie Boombotz says:

    OK, here goes…… “cooter shooter!”

    1. avatar Maineuh says:


      1. avatar Gunr says:

        +1. Also reminds of a story about two little boys out in their back yard, making a lot of noise. Their mother said to them, that if they quieted down she would bake them a cake.
        She went ahead and made preparations for the cake but failed to notice several B B’s fell off the shelf, into the cake batter.
        When the cake was done she gave each boy a piece of cake, and reminded them to be quiet. After a while, little Joey came to his mother and said that he had just peed a BB! His mother asked if it hurt and little Joey said no, and went back out played with his little brother.
        A while later, he came back in an was crying. His mother asked if he had peed another BB. He said no but that his brother Johnny was around the corner jerking off, and he SHOT THE DOG!

  25. avatar Maineuh says:

    It’s a bug BUG.

  26. avatar danthemann5 says:

    I read the article earlier this morning and I was hoping it would show up here. The most interesting part of the original story is that the original owner wants it back. I don’t believe in government gun buybacks or buyups, but if that was my gun…

    There’s not enough disinfectant in the world that could persuade me to touch that gun again with bare hands.

  27. avatar Vhyrus says:

    I don’t think any rules were broken. Whatever she had the gun pointed at was destroyed long before the gun got to it.

  28. avatar Ralph says:

    I would be more impressed if she had hidden a Colt Python.

    1. avatar dwb says:

      Gives new meaning to Hermione Granger’s bearded handbag:

      Wait, I know the Python is in here somewhere…Ron, is that you?

  29. avatar ValleyForge77 says:

    oh that is just wrong

  30. avatar Hannibal says:

    So that’s where Sterling got the idea for the underwear gun…

  31. avatar the ruester says:

    I’ve hoid of a “gun snatch” before, but THIS is ridiculous!!!

    1. avatar dwb says:

      actually, this is both a gun snatch, and a snatch gun, since the cops snatched the snatch gun.

  32. avatar LongBeach says:

    Holy deepest concealment batman! Talk about a non-permissive environment!

  33. avatar Russ Buxby says:

    In ’88 I committed paternity precisely once, then had surgery; I now “shoot blanks.”

    She doesn’t…

  34. avatar Curtis in IL says:

    I knew a girl once who could hide a sawed off double barrel 12 gauge that way.

    Seriously I read this story this morning and figured she would get her 15 minutes of fame here as IGOTD.

  35. avatar JBinGA says:

    Fire in da hole!!

  36. avatar Maineuh says:

    Some excellent stuff in here. I’m a little queasy.

  37. avatar troy donatto says:

    Introducing Froglube with penicillin, for that “used” gun that’s seems a little fishy. Crazy ass people…..

  38. avatar KCK says:

    Well, we all know that those that carry guns have small penis’
    but does that mean those with no penis
    have small guns, “IN THIER PLACE”

  39. avatar KCK says:

    I bet when she was pulled over she was sweating, bulle… I mean she was something bullets

  40. avatar Zebulon Pike says:

    Kegel exercises not recommended with this type of carry.

    1. avatar bozo says:

      +1 – or – I hope her Kegel discipline is up to par!

  41. avatar Addison Nicole Massei says:

    Poor Gun!

  42. avatar Hannibal says:

    I search in vain for the word “rust” in the responses.

    Stainless steel can only do so much…

  43. avatar ST says:

    Appendicks and IWB carry , all in one.

  44. avatar GG says:

    “Molon Labia”?

  45. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    I hope (for her safety) she was using a pocket holster.

    I wonder, do they make holsters out of beaver felt?

    Too bad she didn’t buy it ‘New In Box’.

  46. avatar Aragorn says:

    Nothing a little Hoppe’s No. 9 won’t clean up.

  47. avatar N8thecowboy says:

    Her draw time couldn’t be very fast. Also, I shot one of those little boogers once and it was hard to get a grip on it dry…

  48. avatar chuck k says:

    Speaking of concealed carry, check out this member of Pussy Riot in Russia

  49. avatar Lfshtr says:

    I’m going to be very careful on who I pick up now. Just think, start the romance and you promise everything then bang, now you another Bobit less knife wounds, ouch! Be very careful out there, uh, in there.

    1. avatar VSN says:

      Foreplay is your friend.

  50. avatar Crunkleross says:

    Once this story gets circulated it’s going to make those TSA pat downs much more uncomfortable.

  51. avatar Greg says:

    Train Wreck.

  52. avatar C says:

    You’re never getting that smell out of the wood.

  53. avatar Jay Williams says:

    Very dangerous! Someone could get shot in the face!!!

  54. avatar Joy says:

    I might be wrong but I think this is one of the hit show gypsy sisters daughters I would bet money it is. It’s weird that the girls have the same name and same age and look exactly alike the only difference is the last name

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