Monday, September 21, 2009

Is it That Serious to Be This Heavily Armed???

The arrest of Cavaliers guard Delonte West on Thursday on gun charges brings up a myriad of questions. Police charged West with two criminal counts of carrying a handgun, and issued him a traffic citation for driving “in excess of reasonable and prudent speed,” Prince George (Md.) County records show. West had a Beretta 9mm in his waistband, a Ruger .357 magnum strapped to his leg and a shotgun in a guitar case slung over his back. It was within his rights to carry the shotgun. All three weapons were loaded. Not only will West likely face suspension from the NBA, it’s possible he’ll have to do jail time. Police seized his guns and his three-wheeled motorcycle. He was released from jail early Friday on his own recognizance. He is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 20. The Cavs are playing in Indiana that night. Don’t be shocked if West is not eligible to play for several games this season. Could his possible suspension be as long as 10 games?You might not want to hear this, but the majority of professional athletes carry guns. If they don’t, someone in their entourage probably does. West recently was married and purchased a $1.05 million home in Fort Washington, Md., a suburb of Washington, D.C. He might be able to get past this incident, but he’d better have a very good lawyer.

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