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    Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Since I don't own a gun and never will I'm not too sure about the laws when it comes to what you can and can't do with a gun and also how severe the punishments are when gun laws are broken.I'm sure it's against the law to walk into a bar with a gun but basically isn't that all that Plaxico is guilty of? I know there are a lot of very bad things that could have happened but what did happen is that he shot himself on accident.Sure, he's an idiot and shouldn't have done it but 2 years in jail?

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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    NYC doesn't play around with illegal possession of a firearm. Period.
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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by WMR View Post
    NYC doesn't play around with illegal possession of a firearm. Period.
    Plax's goose was cooked the second Bloomberg opened his yap about "Plax will serve jail time"

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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    Plax's goose was cooked the second Bloomberg opened his yap about "Plax will serve jail time"
    Plax's goose was cooked when he brought a loaded fire arm into a bar. I don't know if it is federal or not, but you aren't allowed to possess a fire arm in a location that sells alcohol.

    I for one don't want a guy walking the streets who brings a loaded fire arm, with its safety off, into a crowded night club and shoots himself in the leg.

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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by bucksfan2 View Post
    Plax's goose was cooked when he brought a loaded fire arm into a bar. I don't know if it is federal or not, but you aren't allowed to possess a fire arm in a location that sells alcohol.

    I for one don't want a guy walking the streets who brings a loaded fire arm, with its safety off, into a crowded night club and shoots himself in the leg.
    The guy made a mistake, plain and simple.

    He should have had a holster. He should have had the saftey on (although IIRC, Plax's gun lacked a safety).

    Hell, he probably shouldn't have had it on him in the first place. But he did. He shot himself. And now he's going to spend almost 2 years in jail for making a stupid mistake that only harmed himself.

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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Highlifeman21 View Post
    The guy made a mistake, plain and simple.

    He should have had a holster. He should have had the saftey on (although IIRC, Plax's gun lacked a safety).

    Hell, he probably shouldn't have had it on him in the first place. But he did. He shot himself. And now he's going to spend almost 2 years in jail for making a stupid mistake that only harmed himself.

    Then next time he will know better not to bring a gun to a club.
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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Hook View Post
    Since I don't own a gun and never will I'm not too sure about the laws when it comes to what you can and can't do with a gun and also how severe the punishments are when gun laws are broken.I'm sure it's against the law to walk into a bar with a gun but basically isn't that all that Plaxico is guilty of? I know there are a lot of very bad things that could have happened but what did happen is that he shot himself on accident.Sure, he's an idiot and shouldn't have done it but 2 years in jail?
    Discharging a firearm in a crowded public place is a serious offense. I'm a fierce proponent of gun rights but there is no defense for what he did. If you can't control it and use it properly, don't carry it.

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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Got what he deserved. The law was in place before he did it. Is the law fair? I think so. Hopefully he will come out of jail a smarter individual. If not, then there are more jail cells. He'd be in that jail longer if that stray bullet had hit someone other than himself. He should thank the good Lord for the fact that he got "lucky" and only shot himself.
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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Compared to what Chris Brown got for beating the crap out of Rihanna? Yes.
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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    Compared to what Chris Brown got for beating the crap out of Rihanna? Yes.
    Then again, Donte Stallworth killed someone and only got 30 days. Absolutely sickening.

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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    Then again, Donte Stallworth killed someone and only got 30 days. Absolutely sickening.
    He got 30 days for a first offense DUI. All indications are he could have hit and killed the person if he was stone cold sober.

    Can we stop acting like Donte Stallworth lined up a person through a scope and pulled the trigger?

    IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.

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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    He got 30 days for a first offense DUI. All indications are he could have hit and killed the person if he was stone cold sober.

    Can we stop acting like Donte Stallworth lined up a person through a scope and pulled the trigger?

    IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.
    He would have received a much longer jail sentence had he not worked out a financial settlement with the defendant's family.

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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hoosier Red View Post
    He got 30 days for a first offense DUI. All indications are he could have hit and killed the person if he was stone cold sober.

    Can we stop acting like Donte Stallworth lined up a person through a scope and pulled the trigger?

    IT WAS AN ACCIDENT.
    Plaxico made a mistake and didn't kill anyone.
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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by reds1869 View Post
    Then again, Donte Stallworth killed someone and only got 30 days. Absolutely sickening.
    The guy walked out of nowhere into the path of his car. No, I'm not condoning drinking and driving. But after looking at the circumstances in that accident/tragedy, no driver, sober or drunk, would have not been able to avoid hitting that guy IMO.

    And Stallworth not only immediately acknowledged responsibility and accountability for what happened; but also great remorse. He says it's something he wakes up to every day, and will for the rest of his life.

    Also - the family of the victim did not want a long, drawn out trial, so a settlement was reached.
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    Re: Plaxico punishment too harsh?

    Quote Originally Posted by GAC View Post
    The guy walked out of nowhere into the path of his car. No, I'm not condoning drinking and driving. But after looking at the circumstances in that accident/tragedy, no driver, sober or drunk, would have not been able to avoid hitting that guy IMO.

    And Stallworth not only immediately acknowledged responsibility and accountability for what happened; but also great remorse. He says it's something he wakes up to every day, and will for the rest of his life.

    Also - the family of the victim did not want a long, drawn out trial, so a settlement was reached.
    I understand the circumstances, but the fact remains he WAS drunk and he WAS behind the wheel of a car. Both of those were conscious decisions. Do i have a problem with him being drunk? Nope. Do I have a problem with him getting behind the wheel that way? Absolutely.

    If you believe he won't ever drive drunk again, more power to you. I've known to many DUI repeat offenders to believe that. I'd prefer to see drunk drivers never have the chance to do it again. I know it's not the law to permanently revoke his their license, but it should be. There is literally no more preventable crime, and no one has the right to recklessly endanger others for their own pleaseure.


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