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Discussion Topic: On NFL Athletes And Guns
From the Washington Post:
Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress walked into a New York nightclub on Friday night carrying a gun and somehow managed to shoot himself in the leg. News reports indicate he wasn't licensed to carry the firearm. . . .
With [NFL] owners re-opening the collective bargaining agreement, maybe now is the time to make guns an issue. . . .
The owners and players should agree that players can't own handguns. . . .
Now, let's not start screaming about the Second Amendment. To begin with, the amendment should be abolished . . . .
[It won’t be] any time soon . . . [but] that should not prevent the NFL -- and all sports leagues -- from taking handguns away from their players. It is no more unconstitutional to say players can't own guns than it is to say they must be subjected to drug testing when there is no evidence they have used drugs, or saying they can be fined for speaking their mind about officiating.
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