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Statement from Brady Campaign

Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement today about the sentencing of Washington Wizards basketball player Gilbert Arenas:

"The fact that Gilbert Arenas spent much of the season involved with courts of law instead of basketball courts should be a cautionary tale for professional athletes - and all of us. Guns are not toys or something joke about. Violations of gun laws need to be treated very seriously. This is the second time Mr. Arenas violated a gun law and jail time would have been an appropriate penalty. As a high profile role model, Mr. Arenas needs to spend his time on probation and afterwards speaking out about gun violence to young people in and around the District of Columbia, as well as the nation."

By Alexa Steele  |  March 26, 2010; 4:47 PM ET
 
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"As a high profile role model, Mr. Arenas needs to spend his time on probation and afterwards speaking out about gun violence to young people in and around the District of Columbia, as well as the nation."

Or drop a "HOW YA LIKE ME NOW??!!" vid on youtube?

Posted by: divi3 | March 26, 2010 4:50 PM | Report abuse

Here we go.

Posted by: ArmChairQB | March 26, 2010 4:51 PM | Report abuse

Brady bill people...bite me!

Posted by: Gooddad | March 26, 2010 4:58 PM | Report abuse

I've met Mr. Helmke a number times and he is a very friendly guy. However, I wish he would have been more vocal when the Supreme Court was in the process weakening the District gun laws. Or even standing up when Republican law makers were attaching amendments to invalidate our current revised gun law and stopping District residents from gaining a vote in Congress. This statement is all for show and does nothing to stop the use of guns in this country.

Posted by: 33dgriffin | March 26, 2010 4:59 PM | Report abuse

Seriously, who the hell cares what the Brady campaign has to say about this. You are simply illustrating my point that many of the key figures involved in this case, including journalists, used Arenas to further their anti-gun agenda. Reporting what the Brady Campaign had to say just further supports that contention.

Posted by: Barno1 | March 26, 2010 5:40 PM | Report abuse

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