Sunday, November 30, 2008
With news this weekend of Plaxico Burress of the New York Giants accidentally shooting himself in the leg in a club in New York the NFL's policy on guns came to my mind. They almost absolutelt forbid palyers from haveing guns, and they do forbid players from having guns at any NFL function. This seems to be a direct violation of these mens personal liberty. If we have a society that protects individual liberty how is the NFL able to make their own rules that seem to ignore the constitution. Evene if a player has a licensed gun and a concealed weapons permit they are not allowed to carry it, even thought the law says different. How is this in line with a protective state governement in any way? It seems to me the NFL needs to understand what rights EVERY American citizen has including its own players.