January 14th, 2007 03:46 PM
Football Players and CCW
I don't know quite what to make of this. It appeared in today's New York Post.
Holmgren Amazed At NFL Weaponry
Seahawks Coach Mike Holmgren, who tells his players they have to check their guns with the team's head of security during training camp each year and is always surprised at the number accumulated, was asked if he wonders whyBears lineman Tank Johnson would need the 500 rounds of ammunition police found at his house after the lineman's live-in bodyguard was murdered at a nightclub.
"I would." said Holmgren, whose Seahawks take on Johnson and the Bears today in an NFC divisional playoff game. "I'm of the Barney Fife school. You got one bullet."
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January 14th, 2007 03:54 PM
Heck, I've got about 500 rounds of .45 ACP at my house (not to mention a couple hundred more of other calibers). It doesn't mean I'm planning to start a war or anything. I bought a 1000 round case a couple of months ago because I could get it cheap and now I'm about halfway through it.
January 14th, 2007 03:57 PM
500 rounds? Sounds like he needs to reorder soon.
January 14th, 2007 05:16 PM
Folks, 500 rounds ain't nothin'.
I've got 11,000-12,000 rounds of 7.62X54 all by itself. I mean, when you see a good deal, you've got to get all you can afford, 'cause you never know when it'll be hard to get or go up in price.
January 14th, 2007 05:26 PM
I have 300rds of .223 loaded up in my BoB with my AR. Holmgren would be absolutely terrified of how much ammo I have if a paltry 500rds makes him nervous. Shoot I have almost 1000 shotgun shells and I rarely if ever let 9mm and 45 get below 1000 rds on hand. Good thing .22 doesn't really count. I have five digit numbers in .22.
Also in my experience many NFL and professional sports people have their permits and carry regularly. Also a fair few of them shoot for fun. I met Redskins players shooting trap and skeet.
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January 14th, 2007 09:13 PM
Only 500 Rounds?
I just bought my second safe...for my few long guns. I bought my BushMaster with 2,000 rounds of .223. I'll pick up my Marlin 336SS (in a week or two) with 300-500 rounds of 30-30 (for starters)...
9mm...probably have 600 rounds left (that reminds me...note to self...low on 9mm)
.45...800 rounds (getting low there too!)
Not to mention .22LR, .32, .380, and .38 ammo...
I think I can manage the fort if I HAVE to...
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January 15th, 2007 03:44 PM
When you don't make NFL money you buy as much as you can when the price is low. My ammo closet would send Holmgren into cardiac arrest. Why is a reporter asking him a non-football related question about someone on another team? How is he qualified to answer about someone he doesn't even coach? I would have kicked the reporter out for asking such a stupid question.
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January 15th, 2007 06:55 PM
Although 500 rds may not sound like much to us (I think I
'm carrying about 400 on me right now), I guess it sounds like a lot to a non-gun person.
I feel like I'm lucky to have a spare roll of film around, but I suppose an amateur photographer could have dozens or even hundreds. Therefore, I can understand why it sounds like a lot to a non-shooter, but don't see why it's anything to get excited about.
Of course, whenever there's any mention of an athlete with a gun, someone always asks "Why do they feel a need to be armed? They are bigger and stronger than almost everyone already". Which is just ridiculous. An elephant is big, but we can still bring it harm.
Besides, these guys probably get a pile of threats after each game. Anyone nutty enough to go to the trouble of contacting them with that threat must be taken at least a little bit seriously.
January 15th, 2007 07:29 PM
Is that FMJ or JHP? or a combination of both?
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January 15th, 2007 07:55 PM
Now, a good coach would advise him about the need to keep enough on hand!
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