Heck, I'm not one of them and I want to be armed at all times.
This is a discussion on ESPN Story regarding NY giants/Plax ND fiasco... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by archer51 To be honest I'd like to see the state of NJ and the Fed's go after him when NYS is done ...
Heck, I'm not one of them and I want to be armed at all times.
I have noticed that most of us are quick to condemn someone else for doing something not so wise. Alot of us are quick to call someone all kinds of names even the president of these united states. Wait a minute, all of us have done stupid things(even me) and some of us have paid the price more than others. Plaxico was making about 4-5million dollars/year playing football which put him in an exclusive club of being targeted by people that want to take what he has and even take his life, yeah I know he should have hired a bodyguard but evidently he didn't want to. Some people are quick to critique someone else's action which might be justified especially in this case. I have a valid CHP and I don't advertise my net worth by buying $100,000 cars although I could and that is my business. My face is not plastered all over the news and I am grateful for that but at his age I might not have made some of the wiser decisions that I make now. I am a law abiding citizen that keeps my weapon with me basically all of the time especially when I am off of my property. I don't know Plaxico's mindset at the time he was illegally carrying but I do know that we should be especially careful name calling because alot of us doing the name calling don't know the real definition(s) of the name(s) that we are calling our fellow human beings.
With the kind of money these guys have and the risks to their person, they could hire a bodyguard/driver for the cost of the drinks they buy and avoid shooting themselves, getting robbed and driving drunk and killing people.
You'd think they'd figure it out.
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It would be easy to pull the trigger if you don't know enough about the safties on the gun. If you think the gun will go off if it hits the ground you are going to be grabbing for it as fast as you can and pretty clumsily. In his case even if he knew it wouldn't go off he was still probably worried about people seeing him pick up a gun he was illegaly carrying off the floor of a club. I know even if I was legally carrying at walmart this would be a worry for me. Of course since I use a holster this is not a huge risk for me.
The guy is a 'professional marooon', an accident waiting to happen...and it did. Fortunately, he only injured himself.
He is arrogant, over-paid (IMHO), and a danger to himself and others...he needs a 'state sponsored' vacation to bring him back to reality, and his gun-toting days should be over.
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Here is my .02 There is probably no big athlete than Michael Jordan in his day. MJ stated recently in an interview that he used to have 6 undercover body guards with him at all times until he day his father was killed then he had 8. Never knew who they were but all where legally armed. They went everywhere diiner,games,everywhere a good bodyguard knows how much space to give the client and never know they are there. Anybody can call an armed security company and hire an armed undercover guard for $50 p/h times 6 hours of partying $300.00 times 2 nights a week $600.00? Not shooting yourself in your leg, loosing your contract, not going to jail. PRICELESS.
I wish the state of New Jersey would as well but, the problem we have is he's has money and is a sports figure. Not condoning it but, its reality. This is why more and more gun laws are made and the argument is made that people with legal guns do thing illegally. Well if you don't apply the laws that are on the books then how will you ever stop it? As long as we have people with fame and money and who are above and beyond the law; we the people who obey the laws and keep by the book will have to pay for those who don't. I have always said we don't need more laws just bleeping apply the ones we have. New Jersey is a non carry state; therefore he should go to jail. As long as there Hollywood and misinformed reporters like Sal Paolantonio were going to have problems not to mention the liberal media sucking this crap up. Sal Pal as he’s referred to around here is a local Philly sports reporter for ESPN mainly the Eagles. Good sports guy but obviously could use some firearm recognition training.
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We just had a football player, Stallworth, KILL someone while DUI and all he got was a few weeks in jail....and he killed an innocent man.
Plaxico should go to jail but I don't see the benefit of a long term sentence.
A real good book that will give those of us who have to work for a living an insight into the mind of the "star" particularly sports figures, but I imagine it would also apply to film and TV personalities, is the autobiography of Hollywood Henderson who used to play for Dallas 25 years ago. It is also a good read, and yes they think they are above it all.
Plaxico has only gone through the Grand Jury stage; there is still plenty of time for him to be able to buy his way out, too. A large contribution to Mayor Bloomberg's reelection fund would probably help.