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xfl2001fan
12-24-2008, 11:26 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3791174

Reports: Weapons, ammo seized at Burress' home
Associated Press

Updated: December 24, 2008, 11:14 AM ET
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Rpt: Authorities Find Two Guns In Home Of BurressA small cache of weapons and ammunition, plus the pants and sneakers that Plaxico Burress wore when he accidentally shot himself last month, have been seized from the home of the New York Giants receiver, police said Wednesday.

A 9-mm handgun, a rifle and ammunition, including a clip for a .45 gun, were taken from Burress' home in Totowa, N.J., by authorities executing a search warrant Tuesday evening, police said.

Investigators are trying to determine whether the weapons are registered, so it is unclear whether Burress will face additional charges.

Burress was charged with two felony gun-possession charges following the accidental shooting at a Manhattan nightclub last month.

Benjamin Brafman, the receiver's criminal attorney, said Wednesday morning he believed that only a registered rifle was taken from the home. He did not know whether Burress would face additional charges.

"We have not had a chance to review this new information," Brafman said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday morning. "When we do, we will have additional comment."

Burress was not at home during the search by Totowa police, the NYPD and officials from the Manhattan district attorney's office. His wife was there, police said. Brafman said his client was out of town but did not elaborate.

The New York Post reported that authorities discovered a suitcase full of money, but police said that was unsubstantiated.



Burress

Burress accidentally shot himself in the right thigh at the Latin Quarter nightclub on Nov. 29 when he fumbled with an unlicensed handgun tucked into the waistband of his sweat pants. He checked himself into New York-Cornell Hospital and later turned himself in to police.

The Giants suspended Burress for the rest of the season and also withheld $1 million owed to him as part of his signing bonus.

Burress is due back in court March 31 and faces up to 3˝ years in prison on each count.

Burress also was sued last week in Florida's Broward County Circuit Court for rear-ending a woman in May while driving his Mercedes-Benz, worth nearly $140,000.

According to a document provided by the woman's attorney, his car insurance had lapsed three days before the crash. A letter from the insurance company Allstate says Burress neglected to pay his premiums.

Copyright 2008 by The Associated

What a jackass, millions of dollars a year...doesn't pay his insurance. Kick him out of the NFL.

TackleMeBen
12-24-2008, 11:30 AM
if they didnt kick the pac man out they wont kick out burress

fansince'76
12-24-2008, 11:31 AM
if they didnt kick the pac man out they wont kick out burress

Unfortunate, but true.

TackleMeBen
12-24-2008, 11:36 AM
Unfortunate, but true.
and that is what is sad. there are decent players in the league that follow the rules and does great things with their wealth and fame, but you very seldom hear about those. its always the ones that are in trouble. maybe the NFL should come up with a new program to promote the good the players do and maybe that will help 'change' the image of the NFL, like goodell wants.

xfl2001fan
12-24-2008, 11:36 AM
I would love to add Pacman Jones to that list (and several other players as well.)

steelreserve
12-24-2008, 01:11 PM
if they didnt kick the pac man out they wont kick out burress

Yeah, but the cops don't look at it that way. Guy can't play if he's in jail for a year or two. If they're still serious about that, anyway.

Anyway, LOL @ dumbass.

Fire Haley
12-24-2008, 02:33 PM
Investigators are trying to determine whether the weapons are registered

You have to register a rifle in NY?

Jackbooted stormtroopers, it's none of their business what guns he has in his house.

xfl2001fan
12-24-2008, 02:41 PM
Investigators are trying to determine whether the weapons are registered

You have to register a rifle in NY?

Jackbooted stormtroopers, it's none of their business what guns he has in his house.

I'm pretty sure you have to register all weapons (pistols, rifles shotguns) in most states in the US...if not all of them.

I know I had to have my weapons registered when I was stationed in WV...and the same goes for here in OH.
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It's not about privacy...but used as a way of helping solve crimes.

Fire Haley
12-24-2008, 03:03 PM
I'm pretty sure you have to register all weapons (pistols, rifles shotguns) in most states in the US...if not all of them.

Wrong! Not in my country - especially not in FL.


It's not about privacy...but used as a way of helping solve crimes.

That's what Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini said.

Crushzilla
12-24-2008, 03:12 PM
That's what Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini said.

:link:



:chuckle:
:stirthepot:

xfl2001fan
12-24-2008, 03:17 PM
Wrong! Not in my country - especially not in FL.



That's what Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini said.

Hitler and company didn't say it was to solve crimes...the took them to "prevent them." There's a difference in saying you can have these weapons as long as you let us know which serial number/model etc... you have. (Similar to registering your car.) Taking weapons from honest people is something different.

I agree with registering guns. Granted, it keeps honest people honest...but it also helps protect those honest people. When my 12 guage and my .22 were stolen, I immediately told the cops. About a year later, the criminal who took my gun (or bought my gun illegally from the thief...the likely scenario) was caught in the middle of the crime. There's a record of what guns you purchase from gun shops anyways...this kept me from being brought in on charges. I can only imagine where I'd be now if I hadn't done that. The military would surely frown on those types of criminal charges...and even if I was able to get a lawyer to keep my name clear...the expenses would have been through the roof.

Fire Haley
12-24-2008, 03:58 PM
Duh - that's not registration.

Every gun being bought through a firearms dealer has it's serial number recorded.

What REGISTRATION means is if I move to a city I would have to give SOMEONE my list of guns and they could deny me the right to own them.

A national gun registration would be the first step to confiscation and criminalizing people for owning guns.

You want that? Move to Canada or Britain.

NYC gun laws are unconstitutional - ever read the 2nd Amendment?

The Patriot
12-24-2008, 04:32 PM
That's what Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini said.

Should a single comma have been included, so would have said the Second Amendment.

Fire Haley
12-24-2008, 04:34 PM
I'd say, most schoolmarms are socialists

The Patriot
12-24-2008, 04:39 PM
Boy, 8, accidentally kills self at gun show
Child was firing an Uzi submachine gun under adult supervision at fair

WESTFIELD, Mass. - An 8-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while firing an Uzi submachine gun under adult supervision at a gun fair.
The boy lost control of the weapon while firing it Sunday at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman’s Club, police Lt. Lawrence Vallierpratte said.
Police said the boy, Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn., was with a certified instructor and called the death a “self-inflicted accidental shooting.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27399337/


Nothing wrong with that. :popcorn:

T&B fan
12-24-2008, 04:59 PM
hand guns need to be registered in NY state , NYC has its own laws (unconstitutional or not )on guns of any kind . and he lives in NJ so I don't know the law there but transporting the hand gun that he shot him self with in to the city was also a no no . ... the story said something about a bag of cash . sounds like some one is looking to run a way .

xfl2001fan
12-24-2008, 05:18 PM
Duh - that's not registration.

Every gun being bought through a firearms dealer has it's serial number recorded.

What REGISTRATION means is if I move to a city I would have to give SOMEONE my list of guns and they could deny me the right to own them.

A national gun registration would be the first step to confiscation and criminalizing people for owning guns.

You want that? Move to Canada or Britain.

NYC gun laws are unconstitutional - ever read the 2nd Amendment?

Duh? No need to be a jackass. BTW, if NYC Gun Laws are unconstitutional...then tell me why the Supreme Court hasn't over ruled them.

Don't get me wrong...I believe in the 2nd amendment...I believe that I'm allowed to own guns based on not having a criminal record and being a citizen.

However, I believe that failure to obey the laws of the land does warrant losing certain rights. For instance, domestic violence (particularly the kind that involves the use of weapons) does warrant you losing the right to own them. But that's just me.

SteelCurtain7
12-24-2008, 09:38 PM
Is this a thread to discuss the Second Amendment, or the trials and travails of Plexiglass?

Unfortunately for him, he's opened the door for a lot of troubles in his life...including the higher scrutiny which accompanies the thug life he has embraced. :rolleyes:

SteelersMongol
12-24-2008, 09:55 PM
So glad that punk is not in Pittsburgh.

Fire Haley
12-25-2008, 11:17 AM
:link:
:chuckle:
:stirthepot:

http://www.jpfo.org/images02/gatway.gif

http://www.jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/GCA_68.htm

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
12-25-2008, 12:44 PM
A magazine for a .45 caliber handgun.
/pet peeve

What is the difference? (Genuinely interested...we need an honest smiley!)

I_Bleed_Black_And_Gold
12-25-2008, 12:52 PM
Boy, 8, accidentally kills self at gun show
Child was firing an Uzi submachine gun under adult supervision at fair

WESTFIELD, Mass. - An 8-year-old boy died after accidentally shooting himself in the head while firing an Uzi submachine gun under adult supervision at a gun fair.
The boy lost control of the weapon while firing it Sunday at the Machine Gun Shoot and Firearms Expo at the Westfield Sportsman’s Club, police Lt. Lawrence Vallierpratte said.
Police said the boy, Christopher Bizilj of Ashford, Conn., was with a certified instructor and called the death a “self-inflicted accidental shooting.”

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27399337/


Nothing wrong with that. :popcorn:

Right back at ya buddy!

"In fact, some mass shootings have been stopped by armed citizens. Though press accounts downplayed it, the 2002 shooting at Appalachian Law School was stopped when a student retrieved a gun from his car and confronted the shooter. Likewise, Pearl, Miss., school shooter Luke Woodham was stopped when the school's vice principal took a .45 fromhis truck and ran to the scene. In February's Utah mall shooting, it was an off-duty police officer who happened to be on the scene and carrying a gun."

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinions/2007/04/18/2007-04-18_people_dont_stop_killers_people_with_gun.html