Get Plaxico Burress Sponsored by the NRA

Get Plaxico Burress Sponsored by the NRA

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Daniel Markham started this petition to The National Rifle Association

Sports is filled with stories of African American athletes enduring racism from Jackie Robinson to Colin Kaepernick and Serena Williams. Today, there still remains a great deal of racism in the area that the best superstars make most of their money- endorsements and sponsorship. I would like to talk about one story that has gone unnoticed-- Plaxico Burress and the NRA. 

From the start, Plaxico Burress seems like the perfect athlete for the NRA. He had the stats to back up a major endorsement-- accumulating over 1,000 receiving yards 4 times and catching the game-winning touchdown against the then-undefeated Patriots. Surely saving the nation from a Patriots perfect season is heroic enough for an endorsement.

Additionally, his "shooting incident" embodies every irresponsible gun policy the NRA lives for. In their bizzaro world, Plaxico was simply exercising his god-given right to wield a loaded handgun in a crowded night club with the safety off. If that's not protected by 2A then I don't know what is.

Not only was Plaxico living out the NRA's fantasy for American, he suddenly found himself at the forefront of the 2A debate. As ESPN points out, he was: "The perfect storm of a public figure violating New York’s stringent gun laws made for a high-profile case that even had the mayor pushing for strict prosecution."  

All of this only begs the question-- why didn't the NRA swoop in?

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