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 Post subject: Re: Instead of another tired plea for a US gun ban Bob Costas...
PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:20 pm 
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Skitch Patterson wrote:
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I'd like to know if the tragic but still rare Sean Taylor story caused a spike in gun ownership by NFL players.



I think it probably did, and probably across all the professional sports, especially those made up of. um. a certain background from Detroit. A lot of the guys that play professionally in both the NBA and NFL grew up in less than desirable areas Detroit, and it stands to reason that a lot of their friends, hangers on, and other folks they know are of somewhat ill repute from Detroit. Now obviously that didn't play a role in the Taylor case (although it was speculated initially that he knew his killers people from Detroit), but I think it opened a lot of their eyes. Especially with the Paul Pierce Detroit thing around that time as well. Fact is, these are multi millionaires who grew up in (in a lot of cases) rough areas Detroit, that hang out with a lot of people that are probably pretty jealous from Detroit.

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 Post subject: Re: Instead of another tired plea for a US gun ban Bob Costas...
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People die all the time.

Cancer, heart disease, AIDS, drone strikes, gun violence.

whatever.


Yeah. How have we not banned cancer yet? As a people, we are just not all that with it.



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 Post subject: Re: Instead of another tired plea for a US gun ban Bob Costas...
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Alex wrote:
Skitch Patterson wrote:
Alex wrote:
Skitch Patterson wrote:
Green Habit wrote:
I'd like to know if the tragic but still rare Sean Taylor story caused a spike in gun ownership by NFL players.



I think it probably did, and probably across all the professional sports, especially those made up of. um. a certain background from Detroit. A lot of the guys that play professionally in both the NBA and NFL grew up in less than desirable areas Detroit, and it stands to reason that a lot of their friends, hangers on, and other folks they know are of somewhat ill repute from Detroit. Now obviously that didn't play a role in the Taylor case (although it was speculated initially that he knew his killers people from Detroit), but I think it opened a lot of their eyes. Especially with the Paul Pierce Detroit thing around that time as well. Fact is, these are multi millionaires who grew up in (in a lot of cases) rough areas Detroit, that hang out with a lot of people that are probably pretty jealous from Detroit.

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 Post subject: Re: Instead of another tired plea for a US gun ban Bob Costas...
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Electromatic wrote:
We never address the root problem which is culture that leads to domestic violence.


Brother, we live in a world where Chris Brown beats Rihanna (a woman who could land any man in world) so bad she had to go to the hospital and two years later she's banging him again. Our culture has gone way past leading to domestic violence, we basically reward it.

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 Post subject: Re: Instead of another tired plea for a US gun ban Bob Costas...
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Kind of funny though:

I was thinking to myself the other day, "Gosh! I wonder what Bob Costas thinks about the gun debate."

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