Friday, December 26, 2008

I'm Plaxico Burress and I'm not wearing pants

Okay, this cracked me up, probably because it concerned the New York Giants.

A small cache of weapons and ammunition and the pants and sneakers that Plaxico Burress wore when he accidentally shot himself last month have been seized from the home of the New York Giants receiver, police said Wednesday.

The idiot shot himself in the thigh. Why would he keep the pants? With his NFL salary, he should be able to afford a new pair of sweat pants.

But there is a serious side to the issue:

A 9-mm handgun, a rifle and ammunition, including a clip for a .45 gun, were taken from Burress' home in Totowa by authorities executing a search warrant Tuesday evening, police said.

Investigators are trying to determine whether the weapons are registered, so it is unclear whether Burress will face additional charges.

Burress was charged with two felony gun-possession charges following the accidental shooting at a Manhattan nightclub last month.

Benjamin Brafman, the receiver's criminal attorney, said Wednesday morning that he believed that only a registered rifle was taken from the home. He did not know whether Burress would face additional charges.

Why are they searching for unregistered weapons? They have the gun he shot himself with. Granted, I don't think it's smart for Burress to have a gun. But why are they searching his home?

For that matter, why do they even have a gun registration law on the books in New Jersey?