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emonkies

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#1 10 years ago
WEAPONS CACHE REPORTEDLY FOUND AT PLAXICO BURRESS' HOME

Reports: Weapons, ammo seized at Burress' NJ home - Yahoo! News

My first thought is AK-47's, M-16's, thousands of rounds of ammo, etc.

They found a 9mm pistol and a rifle and some ammo.

That is considered a weapons cache?

Looking up what I could find on New Jersey gun laws it is required that the owner have ID to purchase a rifle or shotgun but does not require a permit for ownership.

Handguns require a license but no permit to have one in your home.

IMHO this article makes Mr. Burress sound like a gun toting militant plotting something diabolical.

Ergo the headline is misleading with intent to sensationalize and draw in readers when its not worthy of even being reported.




Joe Bonham

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#2 10 years ago

Newspapers have always sensationalized trivial stories. It is silly I agree, but nothing new.




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#3 10 years ago

that is a pretty misleading title. I don't even see th e3point of misleading someone like that.




Mitch Connor

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#4 10 years ago

Why did they talk about his pants?




Mihail VIP Member

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#5 10 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS, You just realized the media makes money off of news.




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#6 10 years ago

Sensationalized news got us into a war against Spain, remember that




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#7 10 years ago
Mihail;4739943CONGRATULATIONS, You just realized the media makes money off of news.

LOL. You're killing me today.

It would probably be irresponsible, but seeing as the matter isn't that important then it wouldn't really matter (to me).




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#8 10 years ago
Sensationalized news got us into a war against Spain, remember that

It also got us into war with Germany/Austrio-Hungary, Vietnam, and Iraq. Seems to be a recurring trend.




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#9 10 years ago

Anlushac11;4739578 They found a 9mm pistol and a rifle and some ammo.

That is considered a weapons cache?

I wonder if they counted Nerf guns or super soakers as well.

HAVE YOU SEEN THE NERF GUNS NOWADAYS??

They have like belt fed machine-gun style sh*t and one with a 20 round barrel.

Why does it seem like the kids nowadays have WAY cooler toys than we did? The Legos nowadays are badass. All the Indiana Jones ones. When I was little they didnt have the rights to the name so they just called it "Adventurer"




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#10 10 years ago

This would be nowhere if Plaxico could have just kept his guns at home. Everyone knows the best way to sell papers/get readers is to put the most sensationalist spin on anything.




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