Talib may have violated Texas gun laws

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Aqib Talib could end up having plenty in common with Plaxico Burress, after all.

Amid a report that Talib has told others he shot himself, ESPN explains that Talib could indeed end up facing criminal charges if he shot himself while in possession of a gun in violation of Texas law.

So-called “Constitutional carry” went out the window in Texas on January 1, with a law requiring a person who carries a gun to be licensed.

ESPN has set forth the menu of potential criminal charges for Talib: (1) carrying a weapon in public without a license into a place that sells alcohol is a Class 3 felony; (2) possessing a weapon while intoxicated is a Class A misdemeanor; and (3) discharging a weapon in public is a Class B misdemeanor.

WFAA reports that the bullet that struck Talib entered his right thigh and exited his right calf, suggesting that Talib may have indeed pulled the trigger on a gun that was carrying.

Potential league discipline for Talib will depend in large part on whether he broke the law in Texas. The Personal Conduct Policy, as revised in December 2014, could result in the NFL taking action against Talib even if he isn’t arrested, charged, or convicted.

85 responses to “Talib may have violated Texas gun laws

  1. He was in violation of Texas Statute 1A.: It is illegal for any person in the state of Texas to carry any less than TWO firearms at all times.

  2. Well since he’s not a Patriot or Chief integrity will mean a minimal fine and no suspension time #CruelWorld #WhyAliInsteadOfRoger?

  3. Another corner that got in trouble because he didn’t take proper advantage of having a safety available

  4. alanhaysgrant says:
    Jun 7, 2016 4:55 PM

    Texas has gun laws?
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    Gun laws in Texas are actually stricter than you think. They were one of the last states to allow concealed firearms with a permit in public.

    The laxest gun laws states are the rural states. Upper New England and the Wild West states.

  5. Nobody cares about him, but if the bullet damaged any part of Texas he is going to get a ride on a cactus saddle.

  6. The Patriots will be fined $1 mil, and docked a 1st round pick next year and 4th round pick in the following year for failure to control this behavior when he was on their roster.

    In addition, Tom Brady will be suspended another four games for being generally aware that Talib might carry a gun at 4am in Texas strip clubs.

  7. “The Personal Conduct Policy, as revised in December 2014, could result in the NFL taking action against Talib.”
    The Personal Conduct Policy includes stupidity?

  8. shadywarrior says:
    Jun 7, 2016 4:49 PM
    He was in violation of Texas Statute 1A.: It is illegal for any person in the state of Texas to carry any less than TWO firearms at all times.
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    Actually three…

  9. Amazing that carrying a gun while intoxicated is only a misdemeanor. Great job, NRA.

  10. How many degenerate gamblers woulda plunked down Americsn money that you wouldn’t have to have a license? Answer: all of us.

    How does a (pretend) hard-guy like Rick Perry… oh, never mind.

  11. jag1959 says:
    Jun 7, 2016 4:54 PM
    Another corner that got in trouble because he didn’t take proper advantage of having a safety available
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    This is outstanding.

  12. Of course he did he’s the typical dumb football player. Congratulations on your stupidity now let’s see you charged.

  13. pats777 says:
    Jun 7, 2016 5:04 PM
    Amazing that carrying a gun while intoxicated is only a misdemeanor. Great job, NRA.
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    Passing laws is Congress’ job lil guy. Time to put the big boy pants on.

  14. So it went into his thigh and out his calf but he only needed “stiches”, completely avoiding the knee, or ligaments, or tendons..et al…yeah ok.

  15. The Pats were right in getting rid of this guy, how can you break gun laws in Texas? I didn’t think it possible….he may be a great CB but he’s not to smart and will cost his team and family eventually…..no way he’s smart enough to learn from this lesson, even though I don’t believe a word of the story that’s been reported, someday the truth will come out on what really happened……..you would think a trip to the white house in the morning would of had him home before 3 am

  16. The ignorance of many pft posters of anything beyond 20 miles from where they live is shown clearly in the moronic comments on TX gun laws

  17. On a side note, I wonder what the record is for number of suspensions in an NFL career and who owns it. Talib is getting closer.

  18. It’s because of all those relaxed gun laws in NYC that Plaxico shot himself. Thanks NRA.

    Oh, wait….

  19. Lol…. I posted about this in the last Talib thread.

    Texas does actually have gun laws. In fact our CHL program is quite a bit tougher than most. We require a background check, written test, and passing of a hand gun safety course.

    I have a friend who moved to Washington state and it was a simple application to get a CHL.

    I firmly believe that you if you want to be allowed to carry a handgun around, you need to have a solid background check and have to pass a course on safety and marksmenship. And I believe that there should be a continuing education requirement as well. Bullets don’t just stop after they miss their intended target.

  20. racerx1225 says:
    Jun 7, 2016 5:11 PM
    Congress and the state of Texas. Anyone who thinks the NRA has anything to do with it is simply ignorant.

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    That’s just naive….

    If you know anything about Congress, you know it’s really expensive to get elected and re-elected. In 2012, the average for a US Congressman was $1.7MM. Where do you think that money comes from?

  21. Its a miracle this country is still in existence today. I cant imagine how it survived for close to its first two hundred years when there were basically no gun laws.

  22. davew128 says:
    Jun 7, 2016 5:02 PM

    The Patriots will be fined $1 mil, and docked a 1st round pick next year and 4th round pick in the following year for failure to control this behavior when he was on their roster.

    In addition, Tom Brady will be suspended another four games for being generally aware that Talib might carry a gun at 4am in Texas strip clubs.

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    please referr to my post above

  23. Like exsquidao above, I am having trouble understanding how a bullet could enter one’s thigh and exit one’s calf without hitting arteries, ligaments, tendons, or bone. I wonder if that report is false. We’ll find out in the long run.

  24. Von miller bribing a ruine tester, Talib shooting himself, Peyton high user, Wolfe ped violator, salary cap cheating silicone jersey Broncos just doing what they do best. NFL will do nothing as usual.

  25. favreisadouche says:
    Jun 7, 2016 5:40 PM
    Funny how white people do a mass shooting, it’s blamed on mental health
    A personnel color is involved in a mass shooting…it’s called terrorism. Why is that I wonder ?

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    The vast majority of inner city gang violence is not classified as terrorism. Terrorism has an actual classification, and it has to do with the crime being tied to political aims. It has nothing to do with the color of the people doing it or how “bad” the shooting was.

    There’s plenty of problems with racial inequality in the world, but please stop creating non-existent ones with your ignorance.

    And no, I’m not white.

  26. “So-called “Constitutional carry” went out the window in Texas on January 1, with a law requiring a person who carries a gun to be licensed.”

    This is not correct. Even prior to January 1st, it was required to have a license to carry a gun on your person in Texas if not on your own property. However, the gun must be concealed and not visible. Since January 1st, the requirement to have your gun concealed was no longer enforced; you can walk around in public with your gun visible to everybody.

    * This applies to pistols only. For long rifles, no license is required and open carry was always allowed.

  27. GimmeThatSkol says:
    Jun 7, 2016 5:46 PM
    davew128 says:
    Jun 7, 2016 5:02 PM

    The Patriots will be fined $1 mil, and docked a 1st round pick next year and 4th round pick in the following year for failure to control this behavior when he was on their roster.

    In addition, Tom Brady will be suspended another four games for being generally aware that Talib might carry a gun at 4am in Texas strip clubs.

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    please referr to my post above
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    There isn’t one from you…

  28. racerx1225 says:
    Jun 7, 2016 5:10 PM

    Passing laws is Congress’ job lil guy. Time to put the big boy pants on.
    and
    racerx1225 says:
    Jun 7, 2016 5:11 PM

    Congress and the state of Texas. Anyone who thinks the NRA has anything to do with it is simply ignorant.
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    Uh, if you think the NRA doesn’t have massive influence and doesn’t donate millions in bribes “campaign donation” to kill off any sort of laws to have any reasonable debate about guns, then you’re more than just ignorant. They directly shape the laws in this country.

  29. With all the cash that these jerks pay their posse, why do they need to be armed ???

  30. I was excited about this until I remembered that The Rog doesn’t dole out punishment until after the criminal case is completed… Which won’t happen until like next year or something.

    On the flip side, Sheldon Richardson is going to be suspended soon. If deflating footballs is worth 4 games, how many games is driving 150+ with weed, a firearm, and a minor in your vehicle? I’m guessing 2 or 3.

  31. Broncos/Cowboys talking trade. JJ will take care of this Cowboy. All fines will be paid for and poltical contributions taken care of. How Bout them COWBOYS!!!

  32. He must have been attempting to pull the pistol, safety off and had his finger on the trigger. He should be banned from owning a pistol. He is too stupid to own one.

    The question is, why was he trying to pull his pistol? He is lucky that the only shot fired struck him. Talib is an idiot.

  33. bernieknowsfootball says:
    Jun 7, 2016 6:33 PM
    With all the cash that these jerks pay their posse, why do they need to be armed ???
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    cuz gangstas be cool, yo

  34. Yes, Congress and the state passes the law. But anyone who thinks the NRA doesnt push them to pass pro gun laws has been in coma the last 25 years.

  35. shlort says:
    Jun 7, 2016 6:51 PM
    He is lucky that the only shot fired struck him.
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    Two others were also wounded. I wouldn’t be so quick to close the book on that ‘only shot fired’ or on him being lucky for that matter.

  36. (1) carrying a weapon in public without a license into a place that sells alcohol is a Class 3 felony; (2) possessing a weapon while intoxicated is a Class A misdemeanor

    Can anything be more Texas than this…lol. Carrying a weapon wo a license in a place that sells alcohol is a Felony but having one while ur drunk is a misdemeanor. LOL. How about no guns in places they sell alcohol. Shocked more people don’t get killed in that state. Alcohol and guns sounds like a bad idea.

  37. Let’s get real. This is Texas. The most they’ll probably do is fine him $15 and insist he fill out his license paperwork for the rubber stamp before he leaves the courtroom.

  38. He should have just destroyed his cell phone and then lied about it while under investigation. I hear you can get away with things like that

  39. Silly Florio. Silly Schefter. Goodell don’t need no stinkin reason to punish Talib. He can do as he pleases according to two bozos on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Over/under on how many years until Talib’s appeals are exhausted?

  40. racerx1225 says:
    Jun 7, 2016 5:11 PM
    Congress and the state of Texas. Anyone who thinks the NRA has anything to do with it is simply ignorant.

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    Report comment
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    I bet you’d like to take this one back? Ignorant people shouldn’t label others as ignorant.

  41. silverandblack052099 says:
    Jun 7, 2016 5:48 PM
    Ya, because the NRA has ZERO influence over the lawmakers of this country.
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    They better, millions of american’s shell out money for them to battle the dem’s trying to take out the second amendment law by law.

  42. “The Personal Conduct Policy, as revised in December 2014, could result in the NFL taking action against Talib even if he isn’t arrested, charged, or convicted.”

    In other words, just like any other business.

  43. DUI is a misdemeanor in all states and you usually have to rack up three before it’s a felony. But just like getting behind the wheel loaded, you’re a moron to carry a loaded gun and be loaded.

    I learned gun safety when I was kid and would never want to pack heat drunk. There are a lot more things than just guns and cars you can mess up with when you’re impaired. YouTube has plenty of evidence.

  44. I know tx gun laws are like ours here in sc background check written test and have to qualify on the range here after taking 8 hr class

  45. Texas needs to strengthen its gun laws. Places like Chicago, New Jersey, and cities like Philadelphia are a prime example of how well they work.

  46. These “gun law” comments are a joke.

    Did anyone notice the “ESPN has set forth the menu of potential criminal charges for Talib: (1) carrying a weapon in public without a license” part?

    It doesn’t matter what the laws are. If you don’t have a license, the rest is out the door. Anything you do at all without a licensed weapon is illegal. It’s not just Texas gun laws. I’d bet that everybody’s gun laws state that your weapon must be licensed to you.

    But if you want to blame Texas gun laws, lets not forget that only a few weeks ago, Texas gun laws helped a guy stay alive when yet another idiot jock (NBA NOLA Pelicans) went barging into the wrong apartment in the middle of the night, oddly enough also in Dallas, tried banging down one too many doors, got himself blasted. “Texas” gun laws: 2 for 2 – idiots (Alib) that shouldn’t have them prove why and responsible owners also prove why by defending himself.

    Wanna talk NOLA? As previously mentioned, NOLA NBA player ran into a responsible TX gun owner. That’ll never happen again. Then you have W. Smith and the dude who killed him. NOLA/guns: 0 for 3, 2 dead, 3rd may as well be.

    Yeah…gun laws…

  47. Here in California we have some of the toughest gun laws in the US but still crime rates are crazy. Gun laws won’t stop criminals from getting there hands on weapons nor does it deter them.

  48. I refuse to believe TX has allowed any gun control law which would require a license. Communism must be ’round the corner.

  49. I thought you couldn’t buy a gun if you were mentally ill……I mean we are talking about
    Talib aren’t we ?

  50. After the way he intentionally tried to hurt that wr in the super bowl, I hope he does go to jail. He’s a garbage human being. I knew he’d get what’s coming to him eventually.

  51. Like you gotta be making this up.. can’t be this stupid. If you feel threatened that much. Hire a freaking bodyguard or stay your ASS home.

    Wow

  52. What’s the jail time for this?

    With all due respect, should the lawyer who started this site have the knowledge before ESPN does?

  53. When the Bucs drafted Talib, it was quickly evident that he was the loosest of cannons rolling around the deck. He pistol-whipped a cabbie on I-275 in the wee hours after partying with his crew. He learned his lesson well.

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