Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Am I missing something?

In an article on ESPN (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3758183 Porter empathizes with Burress, defends athletes' need for guns), Joey Porter defends the need for guns by recounting all these stories about athletes who have been the victims of crimes, and therefore need to defend themselves.
 
Okay, this is not about the right to keep and bear arms, that's another discussion. 
 
This is about him referring to when he was shot in the butt a few years back, and the Jags lineman who was shot earlier this season, and the Sean Taylor situation...and using those as examples of needing to have a gun to defend oneself.  I fail to make the connection.  How would a gun in any of those scenarios helped anything?
 
I'll take his own situation as the case in point.  It was a drive by shooting into a crowd of 150 people.  He might have had time to draw his gun, but what would he have shot at?  And would it have changed him getting hit?
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