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!