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Old 12-04-2008, 02:38 PM   #11
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Default Re: Steelers: Half of team is packing heat

This article proves a much larger point... Steelers draft and keep SMART players.

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Nose tackle Casey Hampton and linebacker Larry Foote admitted that they own guns.

“Yeah, I think it’s normal,” Hampton said. “I don’t see anything wrong with it. It’s not something that’s illegal to do. If you have a permit, you should be allowed to carry a gun and protect yourself.”

“I do have one at home for protection,” Foote said. “I don’t carry it with me. I do have mine locked up because I have kids. In my opinion, everyone should have one at their home. But make sure your responsible and have it protected.

“I don’t think there’s a wrong or a right if you carry it or not. But if you got one, you have to be responsible and pay attention to it all the time because it’s a dangerous situation. You’re always hearing about kids getting (accidentally) shot, or innocent people getting shot, so everybody has to be careful.”

Cornerback Deshea Townsend disagreed with Johnson’s estimate that 50 percent of all NFL players carry guns.

“That’s crazy,” he said. “Where did he get his information? He didn’t call me.”

Townsend then turned to wide receiver Hines Ward, whose locker stall is next to his.

“Hey, Hines,” Townsend said. “Did Keyshawn call you about guns?”

“Nope,” Ward said.

Ward did not say if he owns a gun, but he definitely said he doesn’t carry a weapon when he’s out and about.

“A lot of guys on this team and in the league do have guns, probably in their own homes for protection,” he said. “But when you carry it out on the street, I don’t think anything good can come out of it. Personally if I’ve got to carry a gun, I don’t need to go out to public. It’s probably a place I shouldn’t be at.

Everyone of these is a SMART answer to the issue.

Of course, I have a feeling they edited out Anthony Smiths answer.
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This article proves a much larger point... Steelers draft and keep SMART players.




Everyone of these is a SMART answer to the issue.

Of course, I have a feeling they edited out Anthony Smiths answer.
Well, Anthony Smith would be dumb enough to shoot himself in the junk.
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:12 PM   #13
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“A lot of guys on this team and in the league do have guns, probably in their own homes for protection,” he said. “But when you carry it out on the street, I don’t think anything good can come out of it. Personally if I’ve got to carry a gun, I don’t need to go out to public. It’s probably a place I shouldn’t be at.”
Common sense. Looks like at least some people have it!
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Old 12-04-2008, 04:58 PM   #14
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Also, I would bet any of our players that are packing heat in public know how to use the SAFTEY feature.
Well, Burris was carrying a Glock, which has no safety except for keeping your damn finger off the trigger!! Which obviously, he is too stupid and careless to do. I own a number of firearms, and I have a pistol that I am very familiar with. It is holstered and only comes out when it is to be USED. Carrying Mexican-style in sweatpants is truly stupid.
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Old 12-04-2008, 05:06 PM   #15
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Default Re: Steelers: Half of team is packing heat

I have no problems with owning guns. And I can certainly understand their feelings about protecting their homes and families. Hines had the best answer. If you feel the need to take a gun somewhere with you, don't go.
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I have no problems with owning guns. And I can certainly understand their feelings about protecting their homes and families. Hines had the best answer. If you feel the need to take a gun somewhere with you, don't go.
I disagree.

The need for a gun can come ANYTIME and ANYWHERE, not just inside your home. KMart in Philly, Steve Smith of the Giants OUTSIDE his house, Dunkin Donuts at Delray Beach, FL 4 shot dead, or the Oklahoma City Pizza delivery driver recently killed are all examples from the endless lists of stories where criminals use guns against those who are defenseless.

My opinion is if you can carry, then carry for your safety and the safety of others.
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I disagree.

The need for a gun can come ANYTIME and ANYWHERE, not just inside your home. KMart in Philly, Steve Smith of the Giants OUTSIDE his house, Dunkin Donuts at Delray Beach, FL 4 shot dead, or the Oklahoma City Pizza delivery driver recently killed are all examples from the endless lists of stories where criminals use guns against those who are defenseless.

My opinion is if you can carry, then carry for your safety and the safety of others.
I think your taking his point the wrong way.

Hines was talking (imo) specifically about going to specific public places that are so unsafe you feel you need to have a gun. It is just common sense. If there is a need to have a gun when you go into an area, it is better if you just dont go into that area.

He is not arguing the general gun ownership argument that you are referring to. Again, they are different issues (and btw, I agree with you).
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growing up, someone walked right in to the house while we were all sleeping. now keep a glock 9mm in my truck and a glock .45 by the bed.
Happend to me once too. it was a woman, drunk as shit !!! she walked in about 2:30 am, and just sat on the steps. i was like...who tjhe hell are you?...she just stood up and mumbled something, and walked out....lol...if she wasn't so nasty i'd have thought it was a gift from god......but anywho, now i have an old single shot that i sawed off,loaded under my bed. i loaded some shells with quater inch steel bairings.....should make a pretty descent mess of a person....
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Default Re: Steelers: Half of team is packing heat

Pac Man Jones owning a small Derringer = scary as shit

Hines Ward owning a WWII Bazooka = OK in my book.

Thugs with guns kill people. Unfortunately, the NFL is filled with thugs. Thankfully, the Steelers are not.
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Pac Man Jones owning a small Derringer = scary as shit

Hines Ward owning a WWII Bazooka = OK in my book.

Thugs with guns kill people. Unfortunately, the NFL is filled with thugs. Thankfully, the Steelers are not.
Nothing truer has ever been posted, well except for the fact that the Bengals suck.
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