As a Giants fan, I believe what Burress did last week was moronic and the team was right to suspend him for the rest of the season. Now that he’s facing criminal charges, I think the charges he is facing is ridiculous.
The Wall Street Journal fleshes out New York City’s anti-gun laws. Essentially, the laws would make it impossible for non-residents to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights in NYC and makes it almost impossible for residents to obtain a gun permit.
I also think mandatory sentencing is wrong the point of a trial-by-jury system is to render judgment. Mandatory sentencing takes away the ability to consider circumstances behind each case.
So while Plax is probably screwed, let us hope that his case will allow the Supreme Court to examine the constitutionality of NYC’s anti-laws, which I believe are unconstitutional.