Athletes and guns a bad mix
When you’re a high-profile-millionaire anything, gun-toting does not enhance your safety. It jeopardizes it.

Indianapolis Colts receiver Marvin Harrison learned that lesson last week. I hope members of the Kansas City Chiefs are paying attention.

Harrison has spent the past decade crafting a relatively impeccable reputation as a Hall of Fame receiver and private, community-minded role model. A decade of work just might be rendered pointless because the 35-year-old Harrison felt the need to carry a weapon.

Many professional athletes have made the same decision. According to a Boston Globe report in November of 2006, NFL and NBA players are most likely to legally carry concealed weapons, and “handgun ownership is much less prevalent in Major League Baseball and rare in the National Hockey League.”

kansascity.com
5/4/08