Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Will NRA Come to Defense of Plaxico Burress?

New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was arraigned Monday on two separate counts of a weapons charge. Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh at a Manhattan nightclub with an illegal handgun last Saturday morning.

In what prosecutors called “a strong case,” Burress faces a mandatory sentence of 3 ½ years in state prison, with a maximum of 15 years, on each count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.

The charge relates to Burress possessing the gun without a permit. And, of course, the National Rifle Association opposes permitting requirements for firearms. So we'll see if they come to his defense. Not likely, for a black celebrity from New York!

3 Comments:

At December 04, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a member of the NRA, I certainly hope that they at least file an amicus brief on his behalf. The New York law clearly "infringes" on his Constitutional right to "keep and BEAR arms". If I could sum up the anti-gun movement with one word, it would be COWARDICE. Burress hurt only himself and it was not intentional. Cowards like Bloomberg are the enemies of the freedom on which this nation was founded.

 
At December 04, 2008, Blogger Scott said...

I hope, Anonymous, that you recruit Mr. Burress for your well regulated militia, as I don't want him anywhere near mine.

 
At December 05, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scott, I was actually referring to the INDIVIDUAL right as recognized by SCOTUS (DC v. Heller). Anyhow, I didn't say Burress wasn't a moron, just that morons have a Constitutional right to shoot themselves in the leg.

 

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