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    Arenas was charged with having a gun outside of his home or business.

    However he had it at work. Can't he join the right to carry lawsuit or challenge under the 2nd amendment?

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    I suspect that if it was challengeable his attorney would have done so, instead of advising him to cop a plea.

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    I really doubt that Gilbert Arenas would be anywhere near a good test case for the "bear" part of the 2A - or any other part; seeing as at some point he was either (1) MENACING SOMEONE with a gun or (2) playing "Quickdraw McGraw" and goofing with a very real always-assume-it-is-loaded firearm, or so various accounts go.

    Defrending Arenas on 2A grounds would make the firearms community look as if we approved of such shenannigans, and doubtless there are Bradyites who are drooling in anticipation of us doing just that.

    The much better case would be an armed Virginian who stops for gas, say, and is attacked under circumstances that would in Virginia justify use of lethal force.

    Although Arenas may benefit from some future court decision, his case will definitely not be the catalyst. He knew he was in D.C. and still fooled around. If those weapons had stayed in their locked box we wouldn't even be talking about this, but no, he had to take them out and act like a 6-year-old with a cap pistol. So let him take his lumps. Adios, Gil.....

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    Alexcabbie wrote:
    I really doubt that Gilbert Arenas would be anywhere near a good test case for the "bear" part of the 2A - or any other part; seeing as at some point he was either (1) MENACING SOMEONE with a gun or (2) playing "Quickdraw McGraw" and goofing with a very real always-assume-it-is-loaded firearm, or so various accounts go.

    Defrending Arenas on 2A grounds would make the firearms community look as if we approved of such shenannigans, and doubtless there are Bradyites who are drooling in anticipation of us doing just that.

    The much better case would be an armed Virginian who stops for gas, say, and is attacked under circumstances that would in Virginia justify use of lethal force.

    Although Arenas may benefit from some future court decision, his case will definitely not be the catalyst. He knew he was in D.C. and still fooled around. If those weapons had stayed in their locked box we wouldn't even be talking about this, but no, he had to take them out and act like a 6-year-old with a cap pistol. So let him take his lumps. Adios, Gil.....
    The only fitting justice for Arenas is for him to have to serve any time in Communist Maryland. What a Dumba$$!

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    I wondered this same thing until I saw reports that said he had a prior gun conviction.

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    Further, league rules prohibit him from having guns at his workplace.

    One can argue for working to get rules changed. One can argue that laws need to be changed.

    But responsible gun owners know and obey gun laws.
    Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population. -Albert Einstein

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    He screwed up... period.

    Talent doesn't make you smart... Occupation and celebrity doesn't give youa free pass.Fate in lifeis a consequense of actions.

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