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Bowers Arrested On Gun Charge At Airport

  • 4everatiger
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Posted: 2/18/2013 8:52 PM

Bowers Arrested On Gun Charge At Airport 


Bowers just did something very stupid.

www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000...d-on-gun-charge
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Posted: 2/18/2013 9:00 PM

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This could be devastating for him, Horrible news!

"Michael Haney ‏@Haney1075
Charges against Bowers are same as Plaxico Burress & carry minimum 3.5 year sentence"
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Posted: 2/18/2013 9:11 PM

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Just not smart
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Posted: 2/18/2013 9:12 PM

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Posted: 2/18/2013 10:50 PM

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He walks up to the counter and tells them that he has a gun in his carry-on bag? WTF

He must not have had a proper understanding of the law. Seriously who advises these guys?
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Posted: 2/19/2013 12:03 AM

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He walks up to the counter and tells them that he has a gun in his carry-on bag? WTF

He must not have had a proper understanding of the law. Seriously who advises these guys?

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I have no idea, but he better hope for some kind of mercy in the courtroom should the city decide to press charges. With the tragedies involving players and guns over the past few years, and the stupidity of Mr. Plaxico Burress as a testament to the issue at hand, the NFL needs to address this problem ASAP.
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Posted: 2/19/2013 8:11 AM

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Sounds like a honest but very dumb mistake.
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Posted: 2/19/2013 10:23 AM

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One article said he has permit in SC but NY does not recognize out of state permits and NYC has it's own laws which are extremely strict.  He informed them at check-in he had his pistol which was unloaded but it's still against the law in NYC unless you have a permit for NYC.
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Posted: 2/19/2013 10:38 AM

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The gun was NOT loaded but according to NYC gun laws, it is considered loaded if the bullets are next to the gun.  Which they were in this case.
IOP25 wrote: One article said he has permit in SC but NY does not recognize out of state permits and NYC has it's own laws which are extremely strict.  He informed them at check-in he had his pistol which was unloaded but it's still against the law in NYC unless you have a permit for NYC.
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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:02 AM

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Last edited 2/19/2013 11:03 AM by IOP25

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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:22 AM

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Just saw this, y'all think jail time is the likely punishment? Just wondering because they threw the book at Burress.
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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:35 AM

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Hope not. Trying to check an unloaded pistol at the counter sounds a lot less severe than having your gun go off in a crowded nightclub. Their definition of loaded/unloaded sounds pretty idiotic to me.
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Posted: 2/19/2013 11:35 AM

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Well Plaxico discharged a weapon in a bar so the situation is different even though the initial charges are similar.
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Posted: 2/19/2013 12:51 PM

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Does anyone know the rules/regulations/laws about transporting a firearm on an airplane??? SEEMS LIKE the most logical thing would be to announce beforehand(or at least ASK THE AIRPORT) and have it in your regular luggage. Carrying it in your carry-on, announced or not, is just plain dumb.
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Posted: 2/19/2013 1:04 PM

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These don't apply in NYC b/c it's illegal to possess a firearm without a permit.


http://www.tsa.gov/traveler-in...-and-ammunition
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Posted: 2/19/2013 1:07 PM

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It was loaded according to NYC laws.
Nevermore0 wrote: Hope not. Trying to check an unloaded pistol at the counter sounds a lot less severe than having your gun go off in a crowded nightclub. Their definition of loaded/unloaded sounds pretty idiotic to me.
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Posted: 2/19/2013 1:12 PM

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After all the things that have happened to athletes in general over the past several years even possessing a firearm seems dumb.

Kinda makes you wonder about something. How did he get to NYC in the first place? How did he transport the pistol before he got there??

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These don't apply in NYC b/c it's illegal to possess a firearm without a permit.


www.tsa.gov/traveler-in...-and-ammunition

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Posted: 2/19/2013 1:20 PM

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http://www.orangeandwhite.com/...owers-arrest-n/



Da'Quan Bowers is in trouble.

How much, and with what consequences, remains to be seen.

What we do know is that the former Clemson star and current Tampa Bay Bucs' defensive end was arrested Monday on gun charges after he informed authorities at LaGuardia Airport in New York City that he was carrying a .40 caliber hand gun in his luggage.

He has been released from jail after posting bail, and faces a court date in New York on April 25, according to the Tampa Tribune.

According to tweets by Stephen Holder, the Tampa Bay Bucs beat writer for the Tampa Bay Times, Bowers "appears to have unwittingly traveled to New York City with the gun in a checked bag."

He discovered the gun in his bag during his weekend trip to New York, and when he arrived at the airport to return to North Carolina "went to the counter to make them aware...Likely wanted to check the bag for the return trip."

Holder also reports that the gun is registered to Bowers, though it is unknown in what state.

The Bucs have issued no official comment, and have no plans to comment until more facts are gathered.

The charges on which Bowers was arrested are the same as those faced by Plaxico Burris of the New York Giants after accidentally discharging a gun in a nightclub and shooting himself in the leg. Burris was also charged with reckless endangerment. Burris, after agreeing to a plea bargain, served 20 months in prison.

Bowers ran afoul of New York law because he did not have a license to possess the gun in New York. According to a report today in the New York Daily News, Bowers had the .40 caliber handgun and a loaded magazine in his luggage. The magazine was reportedly not attached to the weapon.

He was charged with two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. The charge carries a mandatory 3.5 year prison sentence upon conviction.

Situations such as appears to be the case with Bowers are generally handled with leniency, according to the Tampa Bay Times report.

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Posted: 2/19/2013 1:26 PM

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Shows how stupid the laws are that this is the same charge as firing a weapon in a night club.
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Posted: 2/19/2013 1:29 PM

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I hope his lawyers are good, he doesn't deserve to do jail time on some bullshit like this
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