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  • It's a pretty darn good argument for it. Go ahead and out law guns, I am sure the criminals will obey THAT law even though they don't obey the others. sheesh
  • No it does not. That is a personal choice. Sean Taylor’s death is tragic and I believe that the investigation into this might prove to be quite revealing. He has been fined at least seven times during his professional career for late hits and other infractions, including a $17,000 penalty for spitting in the face of Tampa Bay running back Michael Pittman during a playoff game in January 2006. “In 2005, Taylor was accused of brandishing a gun at a man and repeatedly hitting him during a fight that broke out after Taylor and some friends went looking for the people who had allegedly stolen his all-terrain vehicles. Taylor reached a deal with prosecutors last year after they agreed to drop felony charges against him. He pleaded no contest to two misdemeanors in the assault case and was sentenced to 18 months probation” Maybe a lesson is that if you have a gun, then do not use it like a hood would and threaten someone with it – because then it will be taken from you by the court – and you might need it later. Taylor was known to hang out with a rough crowd – like on the night of his arrest in 2005. Many young athletes proudly display their new opulent wealth – they like that bling – bling thing. A rough character from the crowd might get some ideas – like it is time to “get paid” and visit that athletes home. These are possibilities. I would not be surprised to find if Sean Taylor’s killer knew Taylor.
  • Tough call. I have friends who own guns, they are hunters and one is an ex-police officer. If they have a gun license and if they have some kind of training and experience, and no criminal record, then I think they should be allowed to own a gun. The problem here is that people, many athletes from what I read yesterday, are being targeted by burglars because they know where these rich people live and they look like easy targets. The homes are empty when athletes are on the road and they have poor or no security systems. I don't know all the details on this, but I think I would fight back also. Taylor died because he lost a great amount of blood after an artery was ripped open by the bullet. I hope they find the criminal and punish him to the extreme.
  • I don't believe it proves it, the story currently reads he was in his bedroom with his g/f with a machette when the intruder broke through the door with a gun and fired two shots one striking him. If that machette had been a 12 guage Taylor may have been alive and we'd be one less intruder on this earth.
  • We each have the choice to keep firearms for protection. I choose to have firearms (a lot of them). If Sean Taylor had a shotgun, he would most likely be here now and the scumbags would be in a bodybag.
  • I don't think anyone should base their beliefs on one anecdote.....
  • No, I think it is up to the family to decide whether they want to keep a gun. Guns are dangerous things, and bad things can happen if the wrong people toy with them, so it is up to the family in my opinion. As for his death, I am very shocked at it. I didn't really think that he would die. His death is very tragic.
  • I don't think it does. If the fact that someone previously broke into his home and put a knife on his bed is any indicator that this was not a random event, having a gun in his home may have made it more convenient for the perpetrator to cause him harm. Owning a gun does not mean that the owner will always be the one to use it. I agree that a person should be able to protect his home and his family, I am just not sure that is the way to do it.
  • No, I don't think it proves that. It does prove that you shouldn't join a gun fight with a knife though.
  • This does not prove that one should have a gun in their house.It is an irresponsible act to own a gun and have one in the home.This is a high profile case and leads to excuses for owning a gun for the NRA will latch on to anything to loosen the regulations on guns.Thieves rarely are looking to kill the homeowner and is after belongings. It is actually more dangerous for the person to have a gun for there will be shooting ,and with the hand in the gun of someone terrified ,it could only lead to the worst possible outcome.
  • A gun would do a lot more to defend ones self than a machete.
  • No it proves that guns are too readily available and that man has lost sight of the value of human life!
  • The only people who should have guns are people that are comfortable around them. If you don't like being around or owning a gun then you should not be forced to have one. Everyone should have the option of owning a gun or not though.
  • It doesn't prove anything. Sean Taylor would probably have died reaching for a gun, that's all.
  • yes sir. try breaking into my house, i don't have machete. I have a 44.magnum. be ready for what ever thats what my daddy always said.

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