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United States

12 March 2009

Commercial Appeal (Memphis)

Kiandre Sims was well armed the night he kicked in a back door and sexually assaulted his ex-girlfriend. Carrying an assault rifle and a handgun, Sims forced the woman into a car at gunpoint and took her to his house where, court records show, he told her he "didn't want to hear no." At the time of the 2005 incident, for which Sims was later convicted, he had a permit to carry a handgun. The state of Tennessee renewed his permit in 2004 despite two prior arrests and a... (

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