NBA’s Arenas pleads guilty to DC handgun charge

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  1. mdhandyman

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    Straight-faced and subdued, Washington Wizards star Gilbert Arenas(notes) pleaded guilty Friday to a felony gun charge connected to a locker-room argument, leaving his All-Star career in limbo and his freedom in doubt..
     
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    Good for him. He played with the system and he is going to lose. I don't understand why people think they can simply disregard the laws of this country and get away with it. Just because you do not agree with something does not give you the right to do something illegal and get away with it. I may not agree with the DC law (and I live right next to the district) but I would not think of going there with a loaded handgun. Idiot NBA player.
     

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    yeah - if the law says "sit in the back of the bus" or "you can't drink at this water fountain", then you follow the law, right?

    Oh... wait a minute...

    :wow:

    I'm not a basketball fan at all - and had never even heard of this guy until the recent hoopla over this incident - but he never "brandished" a loaded weapon (supposedly there wasn't even ammo for the guns there) - so this seems to me to fall under the "right to keep and bear arms" to me.

    Oh, did he contractually say he wouldn't bring guns? Well, he shouldn't have signed something like that - and now he pays that penalty - but I don't agree this is a criminal proceeding...

    kestrou
     
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    It may be a right to bear arms but until it becomes a law it is still illegal and there are consequences. You cannot cherry pick the laws you want to follow. Even the civil rights movement and those people were technically wrong and had to pay the consequences. Eventually a social movement came along and changed that. Too bad the populace has not done the same with the right to bear arms......well, maybe they will in my lifetime.
     
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    Wow, great reporting. I'd say, from my elementary-learned skills of deduction, that he brought at least FOUR guns. They really did like to point out the .50 caliber thing though... those guns can bring down airliners, ya know...

    I guess maybe the other three could've been kept in his locker at all times.
     
  7. bennwj

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    I quit watching the NBA when Michael Jordan finally retired. Many of them act like thugs and gang-bangers.

    Hopefully they throw the book at him and put his *** in jail for the maximum allowed by law. Just like they would do to me if I was in DC with a handgun.
     
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    DaGroaner Anti-Socialist

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    Who would have thought that you could threaten to shoot a co-worker in the face and then bring a gun to work to reinforce the point and only get six months. I guess that's called getting serious about workplace shootings in DC.