Originally Posted by dyce23
Just to clear things up, Plaxico actually lives in NJ, where the Giants actually play football. He also had a permit for his weapon in the state of NJ. The reason he was sent to jail is simple enough. He crossed the bridge from NJ into NY where he attended a night club and unintentionally shot himself. Having a weapons permit in one state does not necessarily give you permission to carry the weapon in another state. Plaxico was actually hit with a two year sentence for a misunderstanding. However, the misunderstanding could have ended in an even more severe situation than it did. He could have gotten into an argument and shot someone. He did not, but the possibility exists. Therefore, NY acted on its own state laws and arrested Burress for carrying a gun that was not registered in the state of NY and for shooting himself in a night club. The charges are simple enough and deserved, but let's not act as if Plaxico is a true-to-life thug.
Isn't it illegal to carry a gun into a place that serves alcohol in NYC too?