Guns and football players

I was watching HBO's Inside the NFL with Cris Collinsworth this weekend and I saw an amazing attack on people carrying concealed handguns for protection. The attack was basically that those who carried a gun did so because they wanted to feel tough. He gave no consideration to the fact that these players might be very promising targets for criminals who perceive the players as wealthy. I am not sure what the player is supposed to do when he is attacked my multiple assailants. By the way, I came across this recent post:

Pierce on Guns

Paul Pierce will be one of many quoted on ESPN's Outside the Lines Sunday morning on the topic of athletes and guns:

“Because I’m recognized on TV, people want what I have. And, people are jealous of what you have. And, you have to be careful because people out there in the world are very envious of your life.”

Pierce, as you recall survived a brutal multiple stabbing at a Boston nightclub in September 2000. He is now licensed to carry a concealed weapon, but says he leaves his gun at home and hires a bodyguard when he goes out.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Again last night, 1/31/07, on Inside the NFL Peter King and Bob Costas spoke of what the league would do to prevent firearms ownership. You have to see it to believe it! They did mention a Constitutional right but glibly skipped over that to insinuate that no one "needed" guns.

2/01/2007 7:06 AM  
Blogger wrmyers said...

Please review the show presented during the week prior to Super Bowl for more anti-gun handwringing.

2/01/2007 7:10 AM  

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