Gun stuff in ESPN magazine

Posted: 28th January 2010 by Scott @ The Right of a Nation in 2nd Amendment

In ESPN Magazine, there is a section written by a “Player X” that is a current NFL football player.  If you subscribe to the Insider content on ESPN, you get this magazine, and I highly recommend it.

In the most recent issue, Player X discusses that story of NBA player Gilbert Arenas bringing a gun to the locker room and then at some point brandishing it, for which he and another player have been suspended for the rest of the year.

Reading Player X’s comments was surprisingly refreshing, as it didn’t seem to have an anti-gun tilt like you usually expect from a mainstream media source.   He brought up the murders of Darrent Williams and Sean Taylor in 2007, and how it made a lot of people, particularly those in professional sports, realize the potential benefits of owning a gun.  Williams was killed while out in the town in Houston, while Taylor was killed in his own home.

He then mentions Plaxico Burress, who  shot himself in the leg in a night club, which Player X correctly described as being the wrong and careless way to own a firearm.

The great news is that he suggests that players now take guns much more seriously since that occurred (which everyone should do from the get-go) and are taking gun-safety courses and the like.  The basic idea was that gun-owners should be knowledgeable and respectful of guns.

Also, on that note, all gun-owners should know the four basic gun safety rules:

  1. Assume that all guns are always loaded.
  2. Never point the gun at anything you aren’t willing to destroy.
  3. Keep your finger off of the trigger until you are ready to fire.
  4. Be sure of your target and what is beyond it.

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