Why Athletes need guns

A few years ago I wrote an op-ed on Athletes and Guns. It is hard for some to understand why athletes, people who are so big and strong, would want to have a gun for self protection. Take the case this week of Sean Taylor:

Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor was in critical condition Monday after surgery for a gunshot wound to his leg during what police are investigating as a possible armed robbery at his home.

Athletes are attractive targets because they are wealthy and so high profile.

Here is another recent robbery of another professional football player's home involving Houston Texans cornerback Dunta Robinson.

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Blogger Ari Tai said...

This is so sad. A policeman's son with no gun and perhaps Red-Cross lifesaving is no longer taught in the high-schools.

Given a belt and a flashlight or somethng similar to twist it tight and Mr. Taylor might still be with us.

11/30/2007 10:52 PM  

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