Originally posted by crake49:
I don't think Aldon Smith has ever been close to a ghetto. He was born and lived his early life in the country near the delta in Mississippi - Greenwood, Mississippi. Then later, he lived with his family in Raytown, Missouri, which is basically one of the suburbs of Kansas City, not any kind of an inner city sort of environment. And, if you know anyone from Missouri, they will tell you that nobody thinks twice about any kinds of firearms out there. His defense will claim ignorance of the difference in gun laws in California compared to his home. Prosecution will say ignorance is no excuse, but in cases like this, the courts always take that kind of thing into account. So I think considering the fact that he already voluntarily missed five games to check himself into rehab, they'll probably hit him with a 2-game suspension.
I don't know what to expect with Lynch because he's already been suspended for having an illegal handgun in an airport and he hasn't really missed any time over this DUI. He's just stalled as long as he could. He could be looking at four or five games.
When I said ghetto , I meant Lynch. I'm from Oakland and know exactly where Lynch is from, etc.
I didn't mean Aldon as ghetto, he seems like a nice guy, just messed up here and there.
I'm a firearms enthusiast, meaning I have a couple safes with firearms in there.
What Aldon did has been prosecuted before and usually gets a conviction.
As a normal law abiding citizen, if I had any of the banned weapons Aldon did, I can guarantee I'll be in a jail cell for a while.
Two of his rifles are out right banned in CA by name alone.
If they drop his case down and let him plead out, it will create a precedence on owning these weapons here and also set a precedence on getting off due to not knowing the laws in the state you are working and living in.
Trust me there are two outcomes I hope happen.
1) he does get a plea deal and his case can be used to set help repeal these archaic gun laws we have here in CA.
2) he doesn't get a plea deal and has to fight all the way to the supreme court, he has the money to do it; and the supreme court finds CA gun laws unconstitutional.
I don't expect either to happen.
My opinion is he will be found guilty of the gun charges and he'll get what Plaxico Burress got. Maybe less time in jail.
I've been wrong many times before and he may have all charges dropped and we will never hear about it again. If that happens there will be an uproar in the gun community of inequality when it comes to gun laws and law abiding citizens.