What's your opinion? Do you think Mayweather lost his gun rights over this? Do you think he should?Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is about begin a three-month jail sentence in Las Vegas in a domestic violence case.
The case stems from a hair-pulling, arm-twisting attack on the mother of three of his children in September 2010.Mayweather pleaded guilty last December to reduced charges in the altercation with Josie Harris while their two sons watched.
Domestic abusers, who plea bargain their offense down, like Floyd Mayweather did, often retain their right to own guns. Depending on the State, there are many violent and dangerous people who can still own and use guns legally.
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Do we even know if he owns guns? He should lose his boxing license or, at least, have it suspended for a lengthy period. Considering the number of well-known cases of boxers committing acts of violence outside the ring and considering that boxing is a celebration of violence, are you now going to support getting rid of the sport?ReplyDelete
You may have a point about boxers who act out violently outside the ring.Delete
MikeB: “Domestic abusers, who plea bargain their offense down, like Floyd Mayweather did, often retain their right to own guns.”ReplyDelete
Perhaps you haven’t heard of the Lautenberg Amendment.
What's that got to do with it?Delete
What does the law that makes someone convicted of domestic violence a prohibited person have to do with this? Are you serious?Delete
Isn't that a NJ thing? This wife-beater lives in Nevada where they keep beating their wives and keep the guns too.Delete
Lautenberg is a US senator from New Jersey. He doesn’t sponsor laws for New Jersey- he sponsors laws for the nation. The Lautenberg Amendment classifies convicted domestic abusers as prohibited persons down to the misdemeanor level (where you like it). It also applies to those on restraining orders (so you don’t have to get all hung up about that “convicted" line). It will strip gun rights on accusations alone.Delete
You really don’t need to make posts like this regarding domestic violence in the future. The laws are exactly what you want already. Or do you want more?
Mikeb, you really need to stop accepting whatever the Brady Bunch spews and educate yourself on the current state of gun laws in this country. You keep showing us how little you know and how much you're confused about.Delete
You're right Greg. I just read up on it. No wonder you guys hate it so much, it sounds like one of the best gun laws still standing.Delete
I love the part about military and police are not exempt. The poor guys who beat their wives could lose their jobs behind this shit.
The reason I keep posting these stories is because I could swear I'd seen cases where it was not applied.
Don't fret, I'll be keeping a diligent eye on these cases from now on.
Who said that I hate such a law? I believe that violent criminals ought to have to work hard to get any rights back. See? If you'd be reasonable, you'd find a number of points of agreement with me. The problem as always is that we can't trust your side. You have no credit with us.Delete
One thing to note, Mayweather isn't likely to suffer much abuse at the hands of his fellow inmates.ReplyDelete