Instapunk on Plaxico case
He has some fun with it. He suggests that trying to keep players away from guns is like abstinence only training, "What's urgently needed now is more realistic education programs that teach safe illegal gun ownership." "The current abstinence-only approach to gun education in the NFL, NBA, and Major League Baseball has resulted in a tragic victimization of some of the nation's most beloved and vulnerable stupid people."
I think that there could be an opportunity for a favorable 2nd Amend court decision here. Apparently Bloomberg wants to throw the book at Burress, fines, jail, the works. Burress will of course be willing to fight this.
2nd Amend advocates should be contacting his attorneys with advice and information on tactics for fighting these charges -- registration, non-residents having no legal access to self-defense, lack of reciprocity for other state CCWs (compare to drivers licenses -- not a constitutionally protected right). I’m sure that those better informed than I can come up with more.
There’s a lot of upside here – well-known, likeable defendant with adequate financial resources for this kind of battle. He’s not charged with a “real” crime – he hurt no one but himself and that was accidentally.
Posted by: Hank Archer at December 2, 2008 11:45 AM
I'm all for a stout defense of Plaxico and his 2nd Amendment Rights.
Posted by: Robert at December 3, 2008 08:55 AM