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Burress says he doesn't own any more guns

Posted on: June 13, 2011 1:35 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2011 1:50 pm
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Free agent WR Plaxico Burress, who just got out of prison after infamously shooting himself in the leg in 2008, says he doesn’t own a firearm in his home and he no longer carries one on his person either.

That’s what he told media, including the Newark Star Ledger, today during a press conference at the National Urban Center, in Manhattan. He was on hand for a scheduled appearance, during which he signed a pledge to mentor young adults. He also spoke to them about the dangers of firearms.
Plax: a free man


“With that, not owning one and not carrying one, I know I put myself in a better position in life and with safety and with the people in the community,” Burress said.

His 20-month stint in prison caused him to rethink his values, Burress said.

First, he had to get past the question of “Why me?” Then, he began to focus on what he could do to improve himself as a citizen. That, he figured, was the best way to handle himself while he waited for his release date.

“Look at my situation,” Burress said. “Ever since I was 7 years old, I thought of playing football, back in 1984, and my goal was to be an NFL player and accomplish great things – win a Super Bowl and things like that. And I made a bad decision, and it can all be taken away from you so quick, literally in the blink of an eye. You have to be cognizant of every decision that you make and every decision you make poses a consequence. And with that being said, you have to make the right choice.”

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2012 11:52 am
 

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Since: Jan 31, 2011
Posted on: June 14, 2011 11:23 am
 

Burress says he doesn't own any more guns

gun saftey lets see....dont walk around with a loaded gun unless persay your a cop or fbi or something. 2, theres a SAFTEY!!!!. there should be an iq test when going to buy a gun for real.



Since: Jul 2, 2009
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:19 am
 

Burress says he doesn't own any more guns

They lowered it as much as the law allows in New York in Plax's case.... had he done what you and I thought he would have done at that time and hid guns and got caught, that would have meant almost double the prison time....

Interesting, didnt think of it that way.



Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:10 am
 

Burress says he doesn't own any more guns

How stupid. Of coarse he doesn't have any more guns. Its a parole violation for him to have a gun. DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA




Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: June 14, 2011 8:09 am
 

Burress says he doesn't own any more guns

I have one I'll sell ya.



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: June 14, 2011 7:22 am
 

Burress says he doesn't own any more guns

He was a screw up before all of this, with all that crap that went down at Michigan State. He just got out at the right time & made it into the NFL. I hope he got the wake-up call he needed, because like they say, talk is cheap....prove it.
Oh BTW Plax, it aint the guns bro, it the people who use them.
My kitchen knives, my shovel in the shed, my SUV have never killed or injured anyone of their own accord.
Guns do not drive themselves to the club and shoot people....they need the help of an idiot.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: June 13, 2011 5:55 pm
 

Burress says he doesn't own any more guns

I can answer the voting thing. When I was in college  i got set up and was convicted of selling weed and some XTC.  While you're on probation you CAN'T VOTE.  After your probation is over you can.  Kids don't sell drugs!  It took away 10 years of progressing my career.  Yes it takes 10 years of spotless behavior to get it expunged.  The money and partying was good though


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