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Update: Longoria had AK-47 stolen

Posted on: March 28, 2011 3:30 pm
Edited on: March 28, 2011 3:53 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

Authorities in Port Charlotte, in southwest Florida, are investigating a burglary at a home rented by Tampa Bay Rays players near the stadium.

According to the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office, the items stolen were valued at nearly $56,000 and included jewelry, cash, computer equipment and electronics.

Also among the items taken was an AK-47 belonging to Evan Longoria, TampaBay.com reported Monday afternoon . Sheriff's officials described Longoria's assault rifle as "perfectly legal."

Also sharing the rental with the Rays' third baseman is shortstop Reid Brignac and starting pitcher David Price.

The Sheriff's Office said the players were away at a game Saturday afternoon when someone entered their rental house through an unlocked window.

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Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: March 30, 2011 12:00 am
 

Update: Longoria had AK-47 stolen

Baseball bats, knives, handguns, and AK's are all very much the same in that they are legal weapons.  They are all capable of killing people just the same.
We are going to have to agree to disagree on this one. If you think a bat is just as capable of killing someone as an AK-47 we are not on the same page and you are playing too much L4D2. A kid does not go into a school with a bat and kill 16 classmates. This is a fact, despite what the lobbyists say. In order to make a point we might have to go to an extreme. So, would you feel comfortable with your neighbour keeping a fully loaded to the teeth tank (just for fun) in his back yard? Or a rocket launcher? Why not? It is our right! What about terrorists in our country who gain access to these weapons? Surely at some point government has to step in and draw the line somewhere and I personally feel an AK-47 whose sole purpose is to tear apart many human beings at the same time is across that line. But it is ok to feel differently, that is why we live here. But please do not be upset by my opinion.


Phillykid413
Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 11:18 am
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Since: Jul 7, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 10:54 am
 

Update: Longoria had AK-47 stolen

This is a ridiculous argument, a handgun that fits in a purse is not the same as an AK, second of all old women and guns shouldn't mix either!
No, it's a perfectly logical argument.  You're blaming the victim of a crime.  Baseball bats, knives, handguns, and AK's are all very much the same in that they are legal weapons.  They are all capable of killing people just the same.  The AK was Longoria's weapon of choice.  Your issue is with the laws that make that AK legal, but you're turning it on the victim of the crime.  

Lastly, I've known a few old women who kept handguns in their purse (not here in IL).  Assuming they are mentally and physically capable, why should they be denied the same rights as everyone else?  

Maybe you should spend some time writing letters to congress rather than a CBS message board. 



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 10:13 am
 

Update: Longoria had AK-47 stolen

Cocaine is illegal, semi-automatic AK-47's are not.  Nice logic.


My point (and logic) is they obviously should be. I formulate my own opinions and understand that gov frequently makes poor decisions. I would rather the person in the house next to me have some cocaine or pot and not an AK-47 despite what the government says on the matter...


Phillykid413
Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 7:58 am
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Phillykid413
Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: March 29, 2011 7:43 am
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Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 1:26 am
 

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One other thing Phillykid, since we're talking about gun safety as to it relates to a pro athlete in a rented home w/ 2 roommates, (not the way you or I would secure a gun in our home), in case something were to go down, why would he bring an AK-47 for that purpose?  Wouldn't a hand gun be a more practical weapon? And if it was just for a shooting range, then why not keep it stored in a place that no one would be able to retrieve it besides him?  This whole thing makes no sense.



Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: March 29, 2011 12:50 am
 

Update: Longoria had AK-47 stolen

<br /> @Phillykid<br /> <br /> 1) How many safes are large enough to house a freakin assault rifle?<br /> <br /> OK, if getting a safe or finding other ways of securing the rifle isn’t possible , DON’T    bring the damn gun.  Simple.<br /> <br /> 2) How do you know his teammates didn't know anything about gun safety?<br /> <br /> If by some small chance they did know about gun safety, then who was the genius that left the window open?  Obviously someone in that house didn’t know jack about securing a house w/ an AK-47 in it.<br /> <br /> 3) How do you know Longoria's rifle wasn't in a "secure" place?<br /> <br /> Genius, it wasn’t in a secure place because THEY LEFT THE WINDOW OPEN.  Do you not know the meaning of secure????<br /> <br /> 4) Do you really expect me to believe you kept your gun in a safe under a concrete floor?   If you do expect me to believe that (or if you really kept your gun there), you're an even bigger dumb azz than I originally thought.  Good luck on getting that gun in the event of an emergency, it's going to do a helluva lot of good sitting in a safe under a concrete floor if you ever needed it.  I guess you also kept the gun unloaded and the clip in another room, so you could trick a potential burglar into thinking the gun didn't have the clip or ammo?  That's some of the most RIDICULOUS comments I've ever heard regarding gun safety.<br /> <br /> Whether you believe me or not doesn’t matter, I’m telling you that is how I kept my gun secured, which is obviously more effective than what Longoria did. I kept my gun in the safe when I wasn’t home, and for the most part I kept it there when I was home, unless I just got back from a firing range, then I would leave it in a drawer in my bedroom until I left the house again.  RIDICULOUS?  Dude, lots of people keep their guns in a safe.  It makes it that more difficult for SOMEONE TO ROB YOU OF THE GUN IF THEY DO BREAK IN YOUR HOME. And if it happened to be in the safe when I was home, and something went down, well then I could go to my closet, open the safe, (which is not under a concrete floor, but sitting just above the floor secured in concrete which I constructed myself in the time it takes to build a frame, mix the concrete and pour into the frame), and deal with the situation.<br /> <br /> And for consistency, you had to finish the post w/ a stupid steak knife comment.  Newsflash genius, steak knives aren’t semi-automatics.  Again, it’s people like you that give credence for tougher gun laws or as @balrog01 said, enforcing existing gun laws, because you’re defending total irresponsibility on Longoria’s part.  It frightens me to think someone as careless and uniformed as you, actually does own a gun.<br />




Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 10:03 pm
 

Update: Longoria had AK-47 stolen

So, if an old woman who had a conceal and carry permit had her purse and handgun stolen you would blame the old woman?   Very logical.

This is a ridiculous argument, a handgun that fits in a purse is not the same as an AK, second of all old women and guns shouldn't mix either!
Some people have them because the want one, its fun to take to the range and shoot targets, whatever.

Fun is not a good enough reason to allow these in society. Guess what, Cocaine is fun too! There are lots of things that are fun but society prevents us from doing them because they are dangerous.
Now excuse me, I am going into my backyard to drive golfballs down onto a busy intersection because it is fun.


Phillykid413
Since: Apr 18, 2007
Posted on: March 28, 2011 9:39 pm
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