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NFL greats appear in PSA favoring gun law reforms
Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | Feb. 08, 2013 | AP

Posted on 02/08/2013 2:02:40 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo

NEW YORK — NFL greats Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk are appearing in a public service announcement in favor of gun law reforms. The spot released Friday is paid for by Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was founded by New York City's Michael Bloomberg and Boston's Thomas Menino. A solemn Smith speaks into the camera: "For the children of Sandy Hook Elementary." ...

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1 posted on 02/08/2013 2:02:47 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

They’ve always been known for their brains.


2 posted on 02/08/2013 2:06:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I remember in Baraq’s 2008 campaign, he had a lot of radio spots featuring a Pittsburgh Steelers player talking about how Baraq would NEVER change gun laws.


3 posted on 02/08/2013 2:07:24 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Yeah, about that “mayors against illegal guns”,

new gun laws should fix it, right?

And I don’t care how sincere these guys feel, tools and willing tools.


4 posted on 02/08/2013 2:10:40 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

No Ray Lewis??


5 posted on 02/08/2013 2:10:49 PM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Explorer89

I think Ray is more into knife gigs....


6 posted on 02/08/2013 2:12:30 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Explorer89
No Ray Lewis??

He prefers knives.

7 posted on 02/08/2013 2:12:30 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Mayors against illegal guns? Guns which are inanimate objects and therefore they can only be illegal based on the person brandishing them. But these same Mayors support illegal immigration which by its legal title means a crime was committed.

Makes perfect sense.


8 posted on 02/08/2013 2:13:24 PM PST by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: nascarnation

Wow, right at the same time.


9 posted on 02/08/2013 2:13:33 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Isn’t a one of them worth holding up as any kind of hero anyway. Go away you buncha has-beens.


10 posted on 02/08/2013 2:14:28 PM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Guys who know they can’t be trusted with guns projecting their own proclivities onto everybody else.


11 posted on 02/08/2013 2:14:34 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (TYRANNY: When the people fear the politicians. LIBERTY: When the politicians fear the people.)
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To: dfwgator

Nicely done, synched to the second!


12 posted on 02/08/2013 2:16:46 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo; Perdogg

What? Ray Lewis wasn’t in it?..........


13 posted on 02/08/2013 2:17:05 PM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Ya think that any of these guys consider the Punk to be their Lord and Saviour?


14 posted on 02/08/2013 2:17:18 PM PST by alstewartfan ("You looked like a still From Cecil B DeMille When I saw you Waiting at my door." Al Stewart)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Well sure, why wouldn’t they want law-abiding, non-leftist elite whites disarmed? We make better crime victims that way.


15 posted on 02/08/2013 2:17:44 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

In related news:

Just ask them: NFL players care less about their brains than you do
Gregg Doyel
By Gregg Doyel | National Columnist

http://www.cbssports.com/columns/story/21669842/just-ask-them-nfl-players-care-less-about-their-brains-than-you-do


16 posted on 02/08/2013 2:18:08 PM PST by KeyLargo
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To: pennyfarmer

Why should we care anyway which official powers oppose the Second Amendment, when Obama signs orders enforcing non-enforcement of our borders and immigration law? This is one blatantly, openly, brazenly hypocritical administration and supporters. We need “sanctuary cities” for law-abiding (according to our Constitution) gun owners.


17 posted on 02/08/2013 2:20:28 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Each and every one of those players had major security teams on the sidelines for the games they played on the field.


18 posted on 02/08/2013 2:20:40 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

19 posted on 02/08/2013 2:21:57 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Sir Napsalot

If other groups (ie illegal aliens) can practice non-compliance with Constitutional laws, then we can practice non-compliance with unConstitutional ones. I think it’s going to come to that, and I include non-registration. That only makes you a sitting duck for them.


20 posted on 02/08/2013 2:22:48 PM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

“...Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk...”
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Besides sports, what do these 5 men have in common?
(cue tune from jeopardy)


21 posted on 02/08/2013 2:22:55 PM PST by Repeal The 17th (We have met the enemy and he is us.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Just another reason why I’m turning my back on the NFL.


22 posted on 02/08/2013 2:28:43 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
Amon Carter is still dead. Yay! I still hate the Ft. Worth StartleGram.

If they said the sky was blue, I'd run a spectroscopic analysis to verify their claim.

Buncha liberal jerks. I only say that because I know some of them.

/johnny

23 posted on 02/08/2013 2:28:52 PM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

All thugs.

I was thinking this might be players from the 60s and 70s and preparing to be disappointed. But these are idiot recent players.


24 posted on 02/08/2013 2:29:02 PM PST by AlmaKing
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Better the five black former football players go preach their message in Chicago.

See how it goes over there FIRST!

25 posted on 02/08/2013 2:29:25 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: nascarnation
I believe you are talking about Ray Schoenke, who played for the Washington Redskins.

He made several radio spots for a Democratic "Gun Rights" front group, called the AHSA: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Hunters_and_Shooters_Association, including campaign ads for 0bama in 2008.

Go to youtube, and you can find several of AHSA's commercials. No Pittsburgh players appear in any of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TURyJiOdD8Y

After 0bama's election, this front for Handgun Control, Inc (Now The Brady Campaign) very quietly died.

26 posted on 02/08/2013 2:29:29 PM PST by FredZarguna (These are the End Times for Dewey Crowe!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Sorry, but these guys are only football players. Actors are only actors. If I want advice on guns, I go to my gun dealer. He says “Buy lots of guns. Buy high capacity magazines. Buy military type weapons.” So far his advice has been spot on since all my purchases are now twice the value of when I bought them.


27 posted on 02/08/2013 2:29:29 PM PST by Starstruck (All goverments become tyrannical. Individuals determine when they do.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Where are their names on the Declaration of Independence? I don’t see Emmitt Smith or Deion’s name on the U.S. Constitution? They must be there somewhere?


28 posted on 02/08/2013 2:29:29 PM PST by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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29 posted on 02/08/2013 2:31:31 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: SoldierDad

FWIW 60% current players on the local team (formerly known as the Baltimore Colts) are gun owners, at least per comments from the coach on a survey taken in training camp.


30 posted on 02/08/2013 2:31:44 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Repeal The 17th
Besides sports, what do these 5 men have in common?

They have roughly the combined IQ of a burlap bag?

31 posted on 02/08/2013 2:31:52 PM PST by FredZarguna (These are the End Times for Dewey Crowe!)
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To: cripplecreek

Not to be undiplomatic or cruel, but isn’t it a major issue right now about NFL players BRAIN DAMAGE? So why should we take their opinions seriously. Athletes and actors are not at the peak of the intelligence pyramid.


32 posted on 02/08/2013 2:33:08 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: FredZarguna

Never heard of the guy.
Maybe it was him.
Given the Steelers close ties with Obama, I just figured it was one of them.


33 posted on 02/08/2013 2:33:59 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

This is only because many of the NFL players are felons.


34 posted on 02/08/2013 2:36:21 PM PST by CodeToad (Liberals are bloodsucking ticks. We need to light the matchstick to burn them off.)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I’d like for Baraq and Rhambo to deputize these guys, and send them (along with the Million Moms for Gun Control) into Chicago next summer to clean out all the illegal guns.


35 posted on 02/08/2013 2:37:09 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation; dfwgator

Hmmm, I even live in MD. I just remembered that he was a thug. Hard to get choked up over his retirement.


36 posted on 02/08/2013 2:37:46 PM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Hmmm - Drug Abusers Against Guns - nice.


37 posted on 02/08/2013 2:39:32 PM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo
NFL greats Emmitt Smith, Deion Sanders, Michael Irvin, LaDainian Tomlinson and Marshall Faulk are appearing in a public service announcement in favor of gun law reforms.

Strange how they can't get Black football greats to talk about inner-city Blacks killing each other in record numbers.

38 posted on 02/08/2013 2:41:55 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Obama's vision - No Job is a Good Job)
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To: nascarnation

The Steelers don’t have “close ties” to 0bama, Dan Rooney does.


39 posted on 02/08/2013 2:42:43 PM PST by FredZarguna (These are the End Times for Dewey Crowe!)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

Wanna bet that members of their posses are packing?


40 posted on 02/08/2013 2:43:00 PM PST by golf lover (goingf)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I don’t follow sports, so I don’t know who any of those people are, but judging by the monikers - I would guess the majority are Amish football players.


41 posted on 02/08/2013 2:44:34 PM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I’m only interested in what Jack Lambert has to say.


42 posted on 02/08/2013 2:44:58 PM PST by FredZarguna (The bumper sticker on his pickup read "Warning: I don't brake for liberals.")
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To: FredZarguna
You can't be serious...

http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2009-01-30/news/36826367_1_mike-tomlin-vice-president-biden-steelers-owner-dan-rooney

43 posted on 02/08/2013 2:47:58 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

I find it a little racist that they are all African-American but that’s just me.


44 posted on 02/08/2013 3:06:52 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Now Playing. Obama II - The Revenge of My Father.)
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To: nascarnation
I'm not going to argue this with you again buddy. I've demolished this claim so many times. You wanna be a Steeler hater that's fine, but stop pretending it's the politics.

Just as is the case with the rest of the country, about half of the Steeler people who are political are 0bama fans, and about half aren't. That includes the Rooney family as well, which is split right down the middle. A conservative Florida Congressman who is part owner (named, oddly, Rooney) was not happy about his relative's public support for Zero. James Harrison, the defensive player of the year the last time the Steelers won the Superbowl was also not amused.

Typical of the nonsense you Steeler haters post is the crap that I just responded to. Stop spreading lies. No Steeler did a pro (or anti) RKBA radio spot for 0bama, and you know it. And if you didn't know it -- which I doubt -- you know it now, so don't keep repeating it.

45 posted on 02/08/2013 3:16:42 PM PST by FredZarguna (The bumper sticker on Jack Lambert's pickup read "Warning: I don't brake for liberals.")
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To: JoeProBono

YES! Whatcha wanna bet she’s got a pistol or revolver in her purse?

BTW, that picture is from Israel. School teachers there have been armed for some time.


46 posted on 02/08/2013 3:17:43 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: FredZarguna

The owner donated so much $$ and support that Baraq made him Ambassador (those don’t come cheap).
The head coach is a major financial and campaign supporter.
Many of the current and former players are financial and campaign supporters.
Nobody’s pretending, it’s all documented.


47 posted on 02/08/2013 3:22:12 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation

Post the names.


48 posted on 02/08/2013 3:25:49 PM PST by FredZarguna (The bumper sticker on Jack Lambert's pickup read "Warning: I don't brake for liberals.")
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To: Colonel Kangaroo

idiots. Screw them all.


49 posted on 02/08/2013 3:26:43 PM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: FredZarguna

Here’s a start

http://www.examiner.com/article/political-donations-by-nfl-team-for-the-2011-2012-election-cycle


50 posted on 02/08/2013 3:27:57 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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