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Singer is shot dead in smoking dispute

Some said no good would come of smoking bans. In Tennessee, it has claimed a life.

Country singer Wayne Mills, 44, was shot dead by bar owner Chris Ferrell, police say, after a disagreement over whether he was permitted to smoke indoors. Ferrell claims self-defence.

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  1. I’m guessing that the smoking argument may have been the catalyst, but that there’s more to this than just that.

  2. ruben greenberg says:

    It is all right to carry a gun in the United States, as long as it isn’t a smoking gun.

  3. Had to happen sometime.

    • I wish someone would explain to me why anyone under the age of 50 — especially singers, brass players, and woodwinds — would start smoking.

      The evidence (that it’s harmful) is clear, and it’s been out there for a long time.

      • In moderation, Jeffrey, like so many things, it doesn’t seem to be too harmful. The occasional cigar can be quite enjoyable.

  4. Tennessee? Of course it was self-defence (or, as it will be on the plea, “self-defense”). It seems to be an almost fail-safe defence (defense) in the gun states.

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