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    The Drive by State Run Media does it again!

    Steve McNair's famous face becomes just another victim of American gun culture
    Monday, July 6th 2009, 4:00 AM

    Gojkovich/Getty Steve McNair put up Pro Bowl numbers during his illustrious career but became just another statistic of nation's troubling gun violence.

    Related NewsPhoto GallerySteve McNair's life in photosArticlesFormer NFL quarterback Steve McNair has been shot and killedMyers: McNair's death is titanic loss felt throughout NFL
    Steve McNair, dead by gun now in America, came out of Mount Olive, Miss., whose population still came up short of 1,000 when McNair made it to the Super Bowl with the Tennessee Titans in January 2000.

    When I called the town hall that year, I asked the woman who answered the phone how long downtown was in Mount Olive.

    "Eight blocks," she said. "Ten if you stretch it."

    When I asked her about the biggest intersection in town, she said that the biggest intersection wasn't even in town.

    "Biggest intersection in Mount Olive," she said, "is where [State Road] 35 meets [U.S.] 49."

    But McNair made it out of there to become a Heisman Trophy candidate, even from a small school like Alcorn State; made it from there to the Titans, and eventually to the Rams' 1-yard line at the end of a Super Bowl game in Atlanta. McNair took his team down the field when it had a chance to upset the Rams and threw a ball to Kevin Dyson and Dyson ended up a yard short as time ran out, ended up a yard short of being a Super Bowl champion the way McNair did.

    He was still as tough as anybody who ever played quarterback in the National Football League, famous for playing hurt, sitting out practices for months at a time just so he could play on Sunday. Finally, there was the Super Sunday when he nearly became one of those quarterbacks to take his team all the way down the field at the end, the way Eli Manning did one time for the Giants.

    McNair's life and his career were all about the possibilities of sports and the country. He showed everybody that you could come from Mount Olive and a small college and if you had the talent and character and even heart, you had the same equal opportunities as anybody else.

    Now McNair dies the way he dies and shows you that a gun in the wrong hand is still the greatest equalizer of all.

    He came from the Friday night lights of John Brewer Field to being the kind of football star and sports celebrity he became in Nashville. Now he dies in a Nashville condominium with a 20-year-old woman not his wife, multiple gunshot wounds, one to the head, the young woman dead there next to him.

    The gun was found next to the woman, Sahel Kazemi. Where did the gun come from? Where it always comes from: Somewhere.

    Once I asked one of McNair's high school coaches, a man named Madison Magee, what the next biggest thing was to happen in Mount Olive after Steve McNair and the man said, "Nothin'."

    He bought a big spread for his mother there, a 600-acre ranch, made millions playing pro football, even if he had to quit younger than a lot of other quarterbacks because he was just too beat up, like a fighter who took too many punches. Even after he stopped playing he was a big guy in Nashville. This weekend he was famous again, this time as a crime statistic, homicide victim, dead by gun.

    This was a spectacular weekend for sports, in tennis especially. Sunday, Roger Federer and Andy Roddick played one of the great matches of all time at Wimbledon, with Federer winning 16-14 in the fifth set. The day before, Serena and Venus Williams had played against each other in another Wimbledon final, Serena winning this time.

    The Williams sisters came to another moment like this from public courts in Compton, Calif. Six years ago, their oldest sister, Yetunde, was shot dead while sitting in a white SUV on Greenleaf Blvd. in Compton. The Williams sisters have always shown that even in a white, country-club sport like tennis, anything is possible. They are as famous around the world as McNair was in football and it did nothing to save their sister when bullets started flying one night in Compton.

    This time they started flying on Second Ave. in Nashville. According to the The Tennessean newspaper, McNair had a permit to carry a handgun. The weapon found next to the bodies was a semiautomatic.

    There were so many wonderful statistics attached to McNair's career, the most important being the one Super Bowl, the four Pro Bowls to which he was selected, all the games he won. But the last was the only one that mattered. He is the 36th homicide victim in Nashville this year. That is down from 41 at the same time last year.

    Only in a country of gun lovers is that considered progress.
    Nothing like some good "Journalism"!
    This Guy needs to read Dr. Neil Schulman's "Stopping Power" endorsed by the late Charleston Heston

    Did you know that every 13 seconds one of America's 70 million gun owners uses a firearm in defense against a criminal? That American women use handguns 416 times a day in defense against rapists, which is a dozen times more often than rapists use a gun? That a gun kept in the home for protection is 216 times as likely to be used in defense against a criminal than it is to cause the death of an innocent victim in that household?

    These are just a few of the surprises this book has in store for anyone whose belief in gun control is based on TV news or popular magazines.

    Award-winning novelist, screenwriter, and journalist, J. Neil Schulman, challenges the misinformation that pundits ranging from network anchors to ill-informed doctors are promoting about guns.

    Especially for the reader who doesn't own a gun and has never even considered buying one, Stopping Power should be an eye-opener.
    Take Care folks
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    If Mr. McNair hadn't been secretly hidden away in some apartment with his girlfriend and had been with his wife instead, perhaps he'd be alive today.
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    I wonder if she had stabbed him to death if there would have been an outcry to control knives.
    Baseball bat?
    Tire iron?
    Golf club?
    Rat poison?

    No, just guns. The state media will never miss an opportunity to take your guns.

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    Thumbs up What retsupt said.

    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If Mr. McNair hadn't been secretly hidden away in some apartment with his girlfriend and had been with his wife instead, perhaps he'd be alive today.
    Spot on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guns and more View Post
    I wonder if she had stabbed him to death if there would have been an outcry to control knives.
    Baseball bat?
    Tire iron?
    Golf club?
    Rat poison?

    No, just guns. The state media will never miss an opportunity to take your guns.
    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If Mr. McNair hadn't been secretly hidden away in some apartment with his girlfriend and had been with his wife instead, perhaps he'd be alive today.
    +1

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    He was cheatin huh?
    Wow he was not that smart then. Maybe the girlfriend did it, maybe the wife? Maybe another girlfriend or jealous boyfriend of new girlfriend? !!!

    Why make life harder then it already is?

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    The author had to be out of his mind drunk, the way he jumped around with current sports statistics and McNair's life I wonder if he wasn't writing 3 articles at the same time.

    "The gun was found next to the woman, Sahel Kazemi. Where did the gun come from? Where it always comes from: Somewhere. "

    Wow, I am so glad he cleared that up.
    Is this going back more future than we were?

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    Talented guy made a bad choice...and stumbled into consequences. The fact is, there was no possible good outcome from his relationship, just a bunch of bad ones.
    Still Clingin'

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    If Mr. McNair hadn't been secretly hidden away in some apartment with his girlfriend and had been with his wife instead, perhaps he'd be alive today.
    AMEN!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by BentLink View Post
    Talented guy made a bad choice...and stumbled into consequences. The fact is, there was no possible good outcome from his relationship, just a bunch of bad ones.

    Exactly what I used to tell my kids when they were teenagers. Bad choice make for bad consequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenHorn View Post
    He was cheatin huh?
    Wow he was not that smart then. Maybe the girlfriend did it, maybe the wife? Maybe another girlfriend or jealous boyfriend of new girlfriend? !!!

    Why make life harder then it already is?
    She did do it.
    First report out was that there was no weapon. After they moved her body they saw the pistol. She had fallen on top of it.
    2 COM, 2 head shots to him. 1 head shot to herself.

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    Yeah, the one shot to the side of her head sure sounds like homocide followed by suicide to me, but the early news reports sure were staying away from implicating her.

    This is just sad. A guy who should be remembered for his superbowl victory and accomplishments will instead be notorious for this illicit relationship and his brutal murder.
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    The girl friend bought the gun on Thursday, according to the latest reports. The purchase was illegal, so no new law would do a darn thing to change the way things played out. Perhaps a law regulating the operation of a man's zipper might have saved the day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obxned View Post
    The girl friend bought the gun on Thursday, according to the latest reports. The purchase was illegal, so no new law would do a darn thing to change the way things played out. Perhaps a law regulating the operation of a man's zipper might have saved the day.
    That's what happens when you don't keep your weapon concealed and brandish it around
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    Apparently his wife found out about the girlfriend in the same call as her husband's death... terrible...
    "Who is to say that I am not an instrument of karma? Indeed, who is to say that I am not the very hand of God himself, dispatched by the Almighty to smite the Philistines and hypocrites, to lay low the dishonest and corrupt, and to bust the jawbone of some jackass that so desperately deserves it?"

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