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AK-47 rifle among items stolen from Evan Longoria’s house

Mar 28, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT

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This morning Craig wrote about how someone broke into the house Evan Longoria, David Price, and Reid Brignac are renting during spring training, stealing more than $50,000 worth of property.

Initial reports pegged the valuables as a 60-inch television, three iPads, a laptop, and several watches, but now Marc Topkin of the St. Petersburg Times reports that an AK-47 assault rifle belonging to Longoria was also stolen.

Longoria talked to reporters about the break-in, but when asked specifically about the rife he replied:

It’s a personal item. Obviously they’re going to say things that are taken. I think everything within the house is personal and we’ll just leave it at that.

According to the sheriff’s office the AK-47 was “perfectly legal” for Longoria to own, although having that in the place he’s renting for six weeks does raise some eyebrows.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Mar 28, 2011 at 5:14 PM

    My sidebar ad says: “Do you feel lucky? Test your self defense skills with a free quiz” while showing a dude in ski mask pointing a pistol at me. I think the dude is Evan Longoria.

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 28, 2011 at 5:16 PM

      I have a duck hunting game ad.

      • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:18 PM

        I can’t wait for the inevitable follow on story that’s sure to come out as to how the night that the house was broken into, Longoria and his roommates were down at the closest strip club with Longoria packing heat and making it rain!!!!

      • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:21 PM

        Now all you need is a spread eagle anti-PETA ad from one of those cute Hollywood nutcases who come out of the wood work once or twice a year to protest people wearing furs. They’ll show their muffs in public, but never their fur!!!

      • bigd9484 - Mar 30, 2011 at 10:48 AM

        The AK-47 is in a place he is renting to defend it from intruders, he has every right to have it! Oh… wait. He wasn’t there to defend it, wtf was he?

      • dirtyharry1971 - Apr 3, 2011 at 1:20 PM

        another useless comment by utley’s nutsack

    • Utley's Hair - Mar 28, 2011 at 5:17 PM

      Oh, and of course the Most Commented links—including Larry Wayne’s JFK conspiracy theory.

      • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:16 PM

        Chipper Jones has his own JFK conspiracy that he’s been talking up this spring as well! Must be something in the air down there in Florida!

      • paperlions - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:28 PM

        *facepalm*
        .
        Perdue, his name is Larry Wayne “Chipper” Jones

      • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:34 PM

        paperpussy… I didn’t realize that, but then again I’m not at all an Atlanta Braves fan. In fact, baseball fan or not, if I lived in Atlanta and went to Braves home games I would have snapped a long time ago and shoved that godamn tomahawk chop organ right up the organists posterior.

        They play that totally stupid and offensive (to Native Americans), chant over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. I can’t imagine that Chinese water torture would be much worse, frankly.

      • spudchukar - Mar 28, 2011 at 7:01 PM

        The Chinese have it easy compared to those here that have to read your posts, Boilermaker.

      • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 7:21 PM

        spudchewy… you must have seen the same report on the news that I did last night about the Chinese, huh? Yes, it’s true, the Chinese are flooding American Universities and getting degrees and advanced degrees by the tens of thousands, becoming FAR more worldly and educated than most who participate in this little forum will ever be, much less have the drive and fortitude to accomplish!

        So thanks for the complement, spud!

  2. APBA Guy - Mar 28, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    “When you absolutely, positively have to kill every motherf***er in the room, accept no substitute: AK-47.”

    Samuel L. Jackson’s finest cinematic moment, taken to heart by one Evan Longoria.

    • b7p19 - Mar 28, 2011 at 5:40 PM

      Exactly what came to my mind. I guess Manny had better not act up this season.

  3. klbader - Mar 28, 2011 at 5:42 PM

    I wonder if there would be more hand wrenching and media hysteria if that had been David Price’s AK-47.

    • The Baseball Idiot - Mar 29, 2011 at 11:39 AM

      Why?

  4. whoistravis - Mar 28, 2011 at 5:43 PM

    If I’d known this a week ago, I’d have named my fantasy team Longoria’s Kalashnikovs. Impossible to lose, with a name like that.

  5. Erik Klemetti - Mar 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    My question becomes: are David Price and Reid Brignac that bad of roommates?

    • bloodysock - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:43 PM

      I bet they pay their share of the rent on time.

    • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:58 PM

      Probably not, but rumor has it that Evan goes postal every time one of them leaves the toilet seat up, because then in the middle of the night when Evan’s tending to a booty call and his companion of the evening goes to use the john, it always results in a sudden cold splashdown!!!

  6. spudchukar - Mar 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM

    Would have made for a much better commercial if he would have grabbed the AK-47 before he chased the dude who took his hat.

  7. purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:14 PM

    Owning an assault rifle? For what? What an idiot! He must think that he’s in the NBA!!!

    • jhorton83 - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:31 PM

      For what? In case he’s robbed of course! Oh wait…..

    • jwbiii - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:34 PM

      Probably afraid of gators. Or maybe just OG.

      • bloodysock - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:44 PM

        He has it in the event Buck Showalter makes a disparaging comment about someone on his AL East team.

    • philriverslovespenis - Mar 29, 2011 at 9:19 AM

      For what? Because he has the f*#$ing right to KEEP AND BEAR ARMS YOU COMMUNISTIC PILE OF FECES. Looking at some of your comments, I’d have to say the only idiot around here is you. Since evidently you’re not a fan of guns, and seem to love China so much, why don’t you take your commy ass and move there. I’m sure there’s enough of us on here to to pitch in for a 1 way ticket.

      • kellyb9 - Mar 29, 2011 at 9:39 AM

        I’m not really a professor of constitutional law, but I think a 50 year old weapon wouldn’t be the most efficient choice in starting a militia, defending your home, or hunting. It was pretty good in the Goldeneye games though.

      • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 11:14 AM

        philriver… your crude and classless reply speaks for itself as to what kind of a low life person you must be, however, I’ll reply just the same.

        godamn right I think that ALL assault rifles and automatic handguns should be banned and totally illegal for anyone other than military and law enforcement officers to possess. The sole purpose of these weapons is to kill PEOPLE, you moron. Unless you think that North Korea is going to invade your town during your lifetime unopposed by the US military, there’s absolutely no reason for you or anyone else to own one.

        I have no issue with US citizens owning rifles, shotguns or handguns. My issue is with ASSAULT guns. Let’s see how all you big gun ownership proponents feel if/when the rifle stolen from Longoria winds up being traced to the killing of a cop, a child or a helpless liquor store owner.

        And I wasn’t the one who brought up China, but like it or not while some/many of you may either dislike and/or resent the Chinese, the bald faced reality is that they have surpassed the US in the number of post graduate collegiate degrees they are now receiving (which in turn will eventually translate into a big competitive advantage).

        While the Chinese are getting tough and useful degrees in fields like mechanical and electrical engineering, our country is cranking out mail order internet general ed or general business degrees from “esteemed university’s” like U o P. While any degree is certainly better than none, it’s an apples to cabbages comparison.

        Oh, and if I get the chance to move to China or get an assignment there I’ll be all over it like ugly on an ape. I’m not closed minded like you.

      • jwbiii - Mar 29, 2011 at 9:42 PM

        Nuclear weapons and phosgene loaded explosives are arms, right?

      • philriverslovespenis - Mar 30, 2011 at 8:35 AM

        So, moron, did Evan Longoria buy his rifle to kill people? Oh I’m sorry, you said you WEREN’T close minded. I guess then you would realize that a revolver is just as effective at killing a person as automatic handguns, or that a shotgun, rifle, or even a cross bow can kill a person just as well as an ASSAULT RIFLE (yet for some reason the main thing they all have in common is they need a finger to pull the trigger). Not sure about you, but I’ve never heard of an inanimate object killing anything. I have however, heard of a lot of PEOPLE killing people. Since fertilizer is used to make bombs, should we outlaw that as well? Or how about cars since drunk drivers kill people constantly? Don’t worry sir, I’m sure one of these days you and your liberal cronies will be able to find a way to sue cancer in some way shape or form. I’m sure making assault weapons and auto handguns illegal would instantly take them out of criminals hands, wouldn’t it? If a criminal wants a gun, he’s going to get a gun. Your ignorance & stupidity speaks for itself as to what kind of a jack ass you must be.

      • purdueman - Mar 30, 2011 at 12:12 PM

        philriver… None of us know what motivated Longoria to buy an assault weapon; my point is that there simple is absolutely no plausible reason for doing so unless: 1) You are a gang banger and/or associate with gang bangers and street thugs; 2) You’re a serious gun collector (in which case you’d own a lot more guns than just one); or 3) You have issues mentally.

        Your point just validates mine in that if he wants to kill someone he just as easily could have purchased a nice Baretta or a Smith and Wesson; once again there’s no valid reason (other than your lame “it’s legal” argument), to buy an assault rifle.

        I’m a moderate, not a liberal, but I govern my life based on common sense, and common sense says that you don’t expose your professional reputation by traveling around with an assault rifle.

        The real issue I have is not with him owning one, but traveling with one and not storing it in a gun safe. A small gun case only runs around $300; Longoria can easily afford to buy one or two.

      • philriverslovespenis - Mar 30, 2011 at 7:27 PM

        So does Mr. Longoria fit description 1, 2, or 3?

        I wasn’t arguing the legality of the whole situation, I was merely trying to make the point that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. A loser that is willing to take another human’s life is not going to be picky about the gun (or any other lethal weapon-which could be virtually anything) they choose. A .22 single shot pistol can make a person just as dead as a Thompson machine gun. Was the AK 47 designed as a weapon of combat? Yes. Does that mean that every set of hands that holds one wants to kill a human? No. I have friends that own AKs just because it’s fun for them to take them out to the desert and shoot rocks, empty drums, old fridges, etc. They are not mentally ill, avid collectors, or in any way associated with gangs. All of that being said, I applaud your last two paragraphs and agree whole-heartedly.

      • purdueman - Mar 30, 2011 at 7:40 PM

        philriver…so you have friends who want to own an AK-47 assault rifle just so that they can go out in the toolies and shoot rocks? All I can say is that you must have some real hillbilly redneck friends!

        Question for you… after they get through assaulting rocks, do they then go into the city and perhaps burn a cross or two on someone’s lawn?!

      • philriverslovespenis - Mar 31, 2011 at 7:51 AM

        Purdueidiot….And you say that you’re open minded? Really? Your comments sure prove otherwise. You really are an ignorant piece of shit. Cross burning? Really? C’mon man, wake up. It might be a concept that’s difficult for your brain washed agenda filled mind to pick up, but yes, people do buy guns (INCLUDING ASSAULT RIFLES) with no intention of EVER even pointing them at a person, much less pulling the trigger. Not every assault weapon owner has a desire to kill people, just as not every collegiate graduate has the ability to reason (I think you’ve proven that point rather well). Now go fight to ban all of the assault weapons, since that will obviously end all human bloodshed. You know, because the criminals will be the first ones to give up their weapons, and won’t know of any other gun they could possibly use to kill someone.

      • purdueman - Mar 31, 2011 at 1:52 PM

        philriver… “purdueidiot”? Did you come up with that yourself? Or was it one of your teenage buddies that came up with after taking another hit on the old bong?

        Your obvious jealousy that you DON’T own an assault rifle though is indeed scary, because you are EXACTLY the kind of person who’s a poster child for banning them!

  8. 18thstreet - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:15 PM

    Sounds like a well-regulated militia to me.

  9. paperlions - Mar 28, 2011 at 6:23 PM

    Nothing to see here, this is just part of “The Extra 2%” philosophy employed by the Rays.

  10. Jonny 5 - Mar 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    Evan Longoria must be one bad mutha effa. An old Camaro AND an AK. Yeah he bad.

    • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 8:14 PM

      Ya, and just wait until Evan finds out that his roommates have been having a gay old time taking turns boinking his girl friend while he’s been tied up with detectives and the police too!

  11. Jonny 5 - Mar 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM

    • purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 10:04 PM

      How about keeping this crap off this forum. Go play somewhere in an MTV or VHS forum before your Mommy locks you down in the basement again without your supper again!

      • Jonny 5 - Mar 29, 2011 at 8:06 AM

        Yes sir Mr. Internetregulationator guy. VHS forum? Really? Mommy locks me in the basement? Really? No supper for me? Really dude? Lol……

  12. skerney - Mar 28, 2011 at 8:05 PM

    Someone stole Evan’s AK? I gotta say it was NOT a good day.

    • indaburg - Mar 29, 2011 at 5:58 AM

      Thumbs up for the Ice Cube reference.

  13. purdueman - Mar 28, 2011 at 10:07 PM

    Maybe Longoria hates the government and is just waiting for his Congressperson to come do an open public forum at a local supermarket parking lot (?). Can’t think of any other reasons to own an assault rifle. Quick, somebody call the FBI!

  14. The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Mar 29, 2011 at 12:45 AM

    An AK-47? Was Longoria thinking the Russians were going to parachute onto the field and he’d have to take to the swamps with a rag-tag group of teammates? Wolverines!

    • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 12:51 AM

      Bwahahahahaha! What a whack case! If I had Longoria’s dough and was interested in guys fella’s, I wouldn’t want anything to do with an assault rifle of any kind… after all, I have no intentions of killing a Congressperson or going to the Middle East to find me some human targets whatsoever. No, I’d use my money to buy an authenticated six shooter from the heyday of the old west. Just think of where THAT gun must have been during its’ heyday!

      • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 12:53 AM

        whoops! getting late and this site doesn’t give you a “preview” prior to posting option. I of course meant to say: “If I was interestet in GUNS, fella’s”!

  15. vinster4983 - Mar 29, 2011 at 6:45 AM

    Evan Longoria is the “Omar Little” of MLB. Always leaves one in the chamber

  16. vinster4983 - Mar 29, 2011 at 6:46 AM

    Longoria and the New Jersey Nets owner Prokhorov hunt Hobos for sport in New
    Orleans…

  17. vinster4983 - Mar 29, 2011 at 6:51 AM

    If Longoria gets pissed that Manny Ramirez owed him money does he place three AK-47’s near his locker with a note “pick one”. Then Manny runs to his car to get his Bazooka?

  18. cooptroop08 - Mar 29, 2011 at 8:38 AM

    why can’t a guy own a rifle because he’s a famous baseball player?

    • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Mar 29, 2011 at 9:18 AM

      Don’t be daft. Of course he can. Longoria’s well within his legal rights. Just as we’re well within ours to make fun of someone who finds it necessary/awesome to own an assault rifle. But hey, at least it’s out on the streets and in the hands of criminals now, where it can’t do any more harm!

      • philriverslovespenis - Mar 29, 2011 at 9:25 AM

        You seriously think that if said criminals really wanted a gun they wouldn’t be able to find one? Get real man.

      • BC - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:09 AM

        Criminals will always get guns – like they’ll get drugs and explosives and whatever. Doesn’t matter how illegal or difficult we make it. Bottom line is Longoria didn’t break a law. Now, why he has an assault rifle is beyond me. I mean, I have a .38 (with permit!), which can do more than enough damage to anyone breaking into my place. An AK-47? Why the heck would you need one of those unless you’re Tony Montana or something?

      • The Common Man/www.platoonadvantage.com - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:19 AM

        Oh stop. Take a joke for once in your sad, humorless, but assault-weapon-filled existences.

      • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 11:03 AM

        Great take, the common! Let’s see how all of the liberal gun owners here who are focusing solely on Longoria’s legal right to own an assault rifle will feel if/when his stolen one subsequently gets traced to the murdering of a cop or a 7-11 night clerk.

      • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 11:20 AM

        BC… Exactly! You hit the nail right on the head! Not only doesn’t Longoria have any justification for owning an assault rifle (aside from it being legal to do so in liberal Florida), he doesn’t need any guns at all.

        You see, he won’t be able to take his guns or rifles with him on road trips because he’ll never be able to get them past airport security, and not only that, if he even thinks of trying to take one into Canada, he’ll find himself in jail there faster than a speeding bullet.

        The way Evan’s being clearly targeted with burglary’s, what he needs is a well trained Doberman or Rotweiller. Seriously; that’s what I’d do if I were in his position.

      • Utley's Hair - Mar 29, 2011 at 12:22 PM

        “Liberal Florida?” Um…brush up on your demographics.

      • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 12:37 PM

        Utley… my reference to “liberal Florida” was being sarcastic. It was a slam at all of the other posters who have stated how Florida loves their guns. If Florida truly loves their guns, then I’m sure everyone there must be packing heat and have an arsenal in their homes or apartments, right?

      • BC - Mar 29, 2011 at 1:22 PM

        purdueman – He can own the thing provided the law allows it (that’s a whole other debate I refuse to start) and (depending on Florida’s requirements) has a permit. But my question remains, why??? I mean, you probably can own a Howitzer legally if you get the right permits. What the heck do you need it for? To blow holes in 7-11 down the road? I don’t get it.

      • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 1:29 PM

        BC: I agree with you 100%!

        It’s also perfectly legal to have unprotected sex and contract a case of STD’s too, but I don’t exactly see a lot of reason for making that kind of an acquisition either.

      • jwbiii - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:07 PM

        You see, he won’t be able to take his guns or rifles with him on road trips because he’ll never be able to get them past airport security
        Actually, MLB teams fly charter and don’t go through the same security procedures the rest of us usually do. He could be in trouble on trips to Toronto.

      • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:24 PM

        jwb… yes, it’s true that most pro teams use charters and don’t have to go through the nit picking pain in the ass treatment that TSA puts the rest of us through, but believe me, the teams personnel still have to go through a metal detector and there’s no way the Fed lets anyone on a plane with a weapon… I don’t care if it’s Willie Mays or Ms. Longoria traveling as part of the Lakers entourage!

      • jwbiii - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:38 PM

        Purdueman: I haven’t flown charter in a few years (but well after 9/11), so things may have changed, but there but there was no screening at all. I could have had an UZI under my sweatshirt.

      • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:38 PM

        Can’t you all just picture it now? Whack jobs Carlos Zambrano, Milton Bradley and Carlos Silva all running around loose in major airports packing heat!!! And why not? It does after all have all the makings of a great new reality tv show!!!

      • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 11:14 PM

        jwb… I would imagine that the level of weapons screening for charter flights may vary between major municipal airports and the smaller airports that mostly cater to private planes. I have no idea of which type of airport that you went through though unscreened, but Federal regulations are very strict at major airports now.

        Even credential carrying US Senators and Congressman who have metal plates inserted into their surgically repaired hips that set off the radar detecting equipment get hassled and sometimes even strip searched now by TSA at major metropolitan airports (there have been a number of “outrage” stories about this over the past year or two on the news).

        I still love the idea of Carlos Zambrano getting lit up in say, LA, going past security without having to go through a metal detector packing heat and then decide to buy a magazine inside the main terminal before departure. Then some fans start to heckle him and he goes ape shit, pulls his rod and blasts them to kingdom come!

        HEY CARLOS! YOU SUCK!!! BAM! BAM!! BAM!!! BAM!!!! BAM!!!! … ‘eff you!!!

      • jwbiii - Mar 30, 2011 at 2:24 AM

        purdueman: Charters generally fly out through general aviation portion of an airport. At O’Hare, it’s located off the international terminal. You don’t meet any of the Great Unwashed there because they are all going through the passport checkpoint before going through security.

        Also: my VCU sweatshirt is in the dryer. I did not expect to wear it for another weekend,

      • bigd9484 - Mar 30, 2011 at 10:55 AM

        Youre right purdueman, those STD’s could kill a cop or a little kid or a 7-11 clerk someday. Better get to work on outlawing sex right away!

      • purdueman - Mar 30, 2011 at 12:06 PM

        jwbii… I’m pretty sure that the Sox charter flights now all leave out of Midway, but your point is well taken just the same. I’ll do some digging just because I’m curious, simply because I find it hard to believe that the FAA would allow anyone boarding a plane in a commercial airport to at least not go through a cursory weapons check.

        Most (if not all), of teams luggage is handled by the clubhouse guys and stowed underneath. About the only thing guys carry onto charters are their laptops and/or i-whatevers and headphones these days.

        Hey! Obviously being from Indianer I’ve got to pull for Butler next weekend, but nonetheless best of luck to VCU too! Both teams earned their way there, but if I’m honest about it VCU not only has more momentum right now, but I think that they’re a little bit better team than Butler too.

        I hope that the winner goes on to win it all, baby!, and I’ll be pulling like heck for VCU if they beat Butler this weekend.

      • jwbiii - Mar 30, 2011 at 1:32 PM

        I’m pretty sure that the Sox charter flights now all leave out of Midway
        I have no clue on whether teams use O’Hare or Midway or how charters work at Midway. I did spend 2 hours sitting on a runway when there was a bomb scare at Midway in 2005, though. . .

        Best of luck to Butler, as well. Obviously, both teams have acquitted themselves well to this point; I am expecting an excellent game. One of my nieces is a VCU student and the source of my sweatshirt. I have no other rooting interest in them other than my Virginia upbringing. Your Bulldogs knocked out OverDose University! Damn you LOL!

      • purdueman - Mar 30, 2011 at 1:39 PM

        jwbiii… All the hype that always surrounds Coach K. and Duke like a swarm of bees is enough to make anyone feel enough DUKE, DUKE, DUKE, because it makes you want to PUKE, PUKE, PUKE!

        90% of the NCAA Division 1 head basketball coaches could win with the revolving door of cherry picked “one and done” top prospects that go to Duke every year just like lemmings to the sea.

    • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:59 AM

      I have no issue whatsoever with any big league ballplayer owning one or even many rifles and/or shotguns. My issue is that we’re talking here about an ASSAULT RIFLE who’s only useful purpose is to kill human beings. Unless Longoria is running with gang bangers, planning on knocking over a 7-11 or a bank or is contemplating taking out a Congressman, I can’t think of even one valid reason to own one.

  19. vinster4983 - Mar 29, 2011 at 1:31 PM

    I don’t care about the politics of it. Evan didn’t break a law, just funny that of all players that could’ve been.. it’s him. It would be like finding out Albert Puljols owns a Submarine

    • purdueman - Mar 29, 2011 at 10:17 PM

      You mean that you HAVEN’T heard? Rumor has it that Albert owns one of those WWII 2 man Japanese subs that came complete with live torpedo’s! In addition, the reason that Albert allegedly bought the sub is in the event that DE-troit is highest bidder for his services if he hits free agency at the end of this season.

      If that happens, look for Albert to take his sub up the DE-troit River and take out Commerica Park! (LOL! Great post!!!).

  20. cowifornia - Mar 31, 2011 at 4:15 AM

    So the guy has a gun… So he likes to “blow shit up.” Damn, it’s not like his gun was found in his high school locker…

  21. fiftycalm2 - Apr 2, 2011 at 8:28 PM

    Hmm – this in actuality is probably not an AK-47 Assault rifle. According to the Pentagon, an “assault” weapon is a selective fire type of rifle, i.e. capable of fully automatic fire. There is a good chace this was a Yugoslavian, Romianinan, or other former Communist Block nation copy of an AK-47, that is only capable of Semi-Automatic fire. Select fire weapons have been regulated in the US since 1934 by the National firearms Act, and the number allowed into civilian hands has been frozen since 1986. A lawfully transferable AK-47 capable of fully automatic fire goes for around a cool $10,000.00 ( yes that is right – $10,000.00) or so.

    So why the hue & cry over what kind of weapon the gentleman owns?

    • purdueman - Apr 2, 2011 at 9:02 PM

      fifty… easy answer to your question… because of the sole purpose that the rifle was designed for … namely, to kill people.

      If it was part of a collection? Different story. But it wasn’t even being kept in a gun safe and now it’s out on the street and sooner or later will take out some poor unsuspecting liquor store owner in a bad part of town.

      Owning it is bad enough, but traveling with it away from home too? For what? Therein lies the problem.

  22. andyreidisfat - Apr 4, 2011 at 9:47 AM

    Just wanted to jump in on the gun deal and add a few points.

    1. The Ak-47 was made in russia so i don’t know if one from a former state would be a “copy” . but in fact most likley it would be one of the “copies” made by American companies.

    2. While it is true you still can not produce a “new” automatic weapon in any form. Lets be realistic anyone can buy a kit for less than 200 $ for almost any gun to make it automatic and it can’t be to hard to do as i know atleast three people who have them in California and none of those folks are geniuses.

    3. As for as the need for an AK, personally i don’t get it as it is a horrible gun to use for protection. The Ak was designed to attack people with not to defend your home. A better choice for defense is any kind of pump action shot gun as most people just need to hear the pump to change their mind. ( The best gun is the one you don’t have to fire at all )

    4. Just a thought for the guy relentlessly defending the right of people to go shoot rocks with assault rifles ….. Sure i wouldn’t disagree with you but the fact is some of those people are dumbasses who’s guns end up in the street ( see Evan Longoria) and thus there is more guns on the street.

    5. If i have Longoria money i am not buying guns i am buying security.

    6. If i am the Rays i am wondering why i have a guy who is the face of my franchise toting automatic/semi-automatic rifles around the country. this guy should be setting a better example. Having a hunting rifle or hand gun i think is ok but toting semi auto’s is a bit of over kill. The guy only has to play a few years and he could do whatever he wants.

    7. And finally as far as the gun’s go i think this is another example of why locked and bolted gun cases should be mandatory. To many cases of guns being stolen and used for violence in this country. I know gun safes can be broken into but it does atleast make the criminal take longer

    8. And finally about baseball …. the rays are going to have a tough year this year i think. Maybe Mr. Longoria should be concentrating more on staying healthy and less on killing rocks ….. or “protecting” him self from china invading the crappiest city in Florida. just saying

    • purdueman - Apr 4, 2011 at 10:18 AM

      andy… truly and OUTSTANDING POST! You’ve hit the rock squarely with the bullet fired out of your people killing assault rifle! Evan and rocks though go hand in hand, because you see Evan must have rocks in his head for possessing an assault rifle for all the valid reasons that you post above.

      I also have a hunch that with Evan’s money he doesn’t bother going out in the country to assault rocks. No, my hunch is that he more likely goes out in the country drinking long-neckers and once he’s gotten good and liquored up, he then lines up all the empties like a big column of invading North Korean soldiers and then?…. RAT-TAT-TAT-TAT-TAT… he takes ‘em ALL out just like that and leaves the bodies behind for some poor unsuspecting animal to step on!!!

      If I owned the Rays though, by now I would have gone out and bought him an XBox with the three most violent games money can buy and advise him to not replace his people killing assault rifle in real life.

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