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Wayne Mills Shot Over A Cigarette, Band’s Singer Is Dead

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Wayne Mills was shot and died Saturday morning after an argument over a cigarette.

As previously reported by The Inquisitr, a UK prison smoking ban is expected to lead to outright rioting.

But Wayne Mills’ one man riot led to his own death, according to reports of the dispute leading to the bar shooting. Nashville’s Pit and Barrel bar owner Chris Ferrell shot Wayne Mills on Saturday, after the bar had closed. The Wayne Mills Band singer was allegedly arguing with Chris about smoking in a non-smoking area, which led to Wayne Mills being shot. Mr. Ferrell is claiming self defense and no arrest has yet been made in the case. Chris Ferrell reportedly had a valid gun permit. Police spokeswoman Kris Mumford spoke briefly on the case:

“We’re investigating Chris Ferrell’s claims of self-defense.”

Michael Scott, claiming to be in the group of friends with Wayne Mills prior to the shooting, said the group had attended a George Jones tribute on Friday before heading to the Pit and Barrel. The group apparently all left the scene prior to the shooting. Wayne Mills died at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.

The Wayne Mills Band could be considered “old school”, and country singers Blake Shelton, Jamey Johnson and Taylor Hicks have all opened for the band. The Pit and Barrel was due to participate in the reality TV show Bar Rescue Sunday night, but the network decided to cancel the episode and put on a rerun instead.

Wayne Mills’ manager J.R. Smith, issued a statement on a donation’s page for Wayne Mills Family Fund:

“Thank you for continued prayers for our friend and brother Wayne Mills. Wayne is one of my best friends and I managed his career for many years. I am now accepting immediate donations that will be directly given to his Wife and son to help during this critical time.”

The Wayne Mills Band has also planned a benefit concert for the family and announced a memorial service to be held after Thanksgiving.

So what do you think about Wayne Mills being shot over a cigarette? Not a good reason to die if you ask me.

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9 Responses to “Wayne Mills Shot Over A Cigarette, Band’s Singer Is Dead”

  1. C Frank Davis

    Tragic. But as Michael Knowles shows, people have been conditioned for so long to hate smoking and smokers that this was bound to happen.

  2. John Davidson

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Multiple media outlets are reporting that Jerald Wayne Mills was shot over smoking in a non-smoking area of a bar in Nashville Tenn.

    One simply has to ask, How did the Murderer develop such a hatred towards smoking to start with.


    .Markers of the denormalisation of smoking and the tobacco industry “Smoking, smokers and the tobacco industry are today routinely depicted in everyday discourse and media representations in a variety of overwhelmingly negative ways. Several authors have invoked Erving Goffman’s notions of stigmatisation to describe the process and impact of this radical transformation, which importantly includes motivating smoking cessation.”

    Is this what has become of society at large with the government backing such things thru its legislated smoking ban laws. So far the Federal Government has financed these smoking bans at the state and local levels thru the use of Illegal Federal grants for Lobbying via CDC,HHS,NIH etc.

    There are many deaths due to the smoking bans and basically smoker hatred by people who buy into the de-normalization tactics. Is it now acceptable to shoot smokers on site. Is this what was behind the Tenn state smoking ban all along. This man would still be alive had it not been the state law and all the garbage junk science used to pass and create the atmosphere that smokers were harming others! Its all B.S. and we all know it.

    Here is a fact;

    This pretty well destroys the Myth of second hand smoke:

    Lungs from pack-a-day smokers safe for transplant, study finds.

    By JoNel Aleccia, Staff Writer, NBC News.

    Using lung transplants from heavy smokers may sound like a cruel joke, but a new study finds that organs taken from people who puffed a pack a day for more than 20 years are likely safe.

    What’s more, the analysis of lung transplant data from the U.S. between 2005 and 2011 confirms what transplant experts say they already know: For some patients on a crowded organ waiting list, lungs from smokers are better than none.

    “I think people are grateful just to have a shot at getting lungs,” said Dr. Sharven Taghavi, a cardiovascular surgical resident at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, who led the new study………………………

    Ive done the math here and this is how it works out with second ahnd smoke and people inhaling it!

    The 16 cities study conducted by the U.S. DEPT OF ENERGY and later by Oakridge National laboratories discovered:

    Cigarette smoke, bartenders annual exposure to smoke rises, at most, to the equivalent of 6 cigarettes/year.


    A bartender would have to work in second hand smoke for 2433 years to get an equivalent dose.

    Then the average non-smoker in a ventilated restaurant for an hour would have to go back and forth each day for 119,000 years to get an equivalent 20 years of smoking a pack a day!

    Now that we know the entire second hand smoke scam was a scam do those who voted and passed the 2007 tenn smoking ban feel as if they were misled or did they know all along and yet vote for a death sentence for a young man with a bright future and family………..

    Its come to one option and only one, ITS TIME TO REPEAL THE ENTIRE ANTI-SMOKING LAW IN TENNESSEE!

    Do it before another person is murdered in the name of PUBLIC HEALTH PSUEDO-SCIENCES

  3. Melinoe Augustos

    There is plenty of good tobacco, and it smells very nice. Smokers and non-smokers alike never had any problems with that.
    A tiny minority of people in whom this weird distortion of the sense of smell is present, should be examined for neurophysical/brain dysfunctions.

  4. Melinoe Augustos

    Antismokers locked up in mental institutions for life, solves the problem for all the rest of us, the best way.

  5. Linda Gardner

    Michael Knowles ~ good for you but too many treat a smoker like a p.o.s. and I wish I had a dollar for every time some church lady turned her nose up at me. What is important here is NO ONE should be shot and the bar owner has still NOT been charged AT ALL ~ !!!

  6. Linda Gardner

    Michael, you're a troll of the worst kind…. saying how you don't hate a smoker then talking like this… Santa Ana must be proud of you.

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