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Plax Lost Stones Long Before Popoff

12/8/2008 5:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Plaxico Burress had reason to be worried about having his bling lifted –- but he still never got a legal gun in NY.

Burress had hundreds of thousands of dollars of jewelry lifted from his Florida home back in June 2007, reports the New York Post, and cops arrested burglars when they tried to steal $63K from his Pittsburgh home. Plax got a gun permit in Florida, but it had expired well before last week's self-shooting.

Burress hasn't yet applied for a gun permit in New York or New Jersey.

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1.

Lenn K.    

This generation of men having to buy jewery is amazing. Guys buy guns, cars and guy toys, not jewery. Maybe a watch or a chain and that's a maybe for the chain. What happen to men being just men?

2084 days ago
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Barfalufugus    

I think men that are covered head to toe in tacky jewelry look stupid. Bling bling is as dead dead as the pimp cup and cane.

2084 days ago
3.

LOL    

Mr. T started all this bling BS! LOL

2084 days ago
4.

safetygirl25    

Good Job Plax! You're the reason why the GIANTS lost yesterday!

2084 days ago
5.

Cripes.    

Er...what does carrying a gun have to do with have jewelry stolen?!?

You should only aim a gun at someone if you plan to shoot him. You should only shoot someone if your life is in danger.

Stolen jewelry is a property crime. You don't get to shoot someone for a property crime. Does getting robbed suck? Oh yeah. Would I want to shoot the a-hole? Oh yeah. Would I expect to go to jail if I did? Oh yeah.

Self defense, NOT self justice.

2084 days ago
6.

HOLY ISH    

HE WILL NEVER GET A GUN PERMIT IN NEW JERSEY. IT IS AGAINST THE LAW FOR ANYONE, EXCEPT LAW ENFORCEMENT, TO CARRY A GUN. HOW ABOUT THIS, STOP WALKING AROUND LIKE YOUR A PIMP (AFTER ALL EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR PAID) AND KEEP IT TO A MINIMUM. COULDN'T FIGURE THAT ONE OUT THE FIRST TIME YOU WERE ROBBED??? HHHMMM

2083 days ago
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Carolyn A-B    

You can shoot over a so-called property crime. A burglar caught in the act can justifiably be engaged if he makes a sudden movement or in any other way threatens the homeowner's life.

Plaxico needs to take an inventory of his friends and associates. These thefts don't appear random. Someone got access to the Pittsburgh and Florida homes, someone knew his home and away schedules. The hangers-on who surround professional athletes and celebrities are like a cancer. They must be removed.

I for one hope to see this young man get on with his life and career. He made a dumb mistake. Let the injury heal, pay the civil penalties, face the judge on the gun rap, and emerge from this a smarter man. Chin up, Plax.

2083 days ago
8.

Cripes.    

He's not in trouble for defending his home against intruders. The trouble is because he had a gun in a nightclub. So, he would be justified in shooting someone in a nightclub?

Besides the legal argument on use of force...does it seem reasonable to shoot someone over property? That's what insurance is for, isn't it - to cover loss of property?

I'm all for the Second Amendment. I myself have a permit to carry a concealed weapon. But c'mon - this wasn't a life and death situation, was it? The guy shot himself in the leg! Does that give you any confidence that he actually even knows how to handle a gun? HE was the danger that night.

If you want to carry a gun, do it legally. That means some training, and using some common sense. "You are no more armed because you have a gun than you are a musician because you own a guitar."

2083 days ago
9.

NYCBodyguard    

Plaxico's big mistake was not hiring a licensed security guard that night. Leave it up to us to carry the weapon. I have handled the personal security for many celebrities, and in fact some of Plax's teamates. If he would have spent the $500 for a bodyguard, none of this would have ever happened. Let this be a lesson to all sports figures and celebs out there.. Which would you rather part with.... $500 or your freedom and dignity?????

2083 days ago
10.

SUE    

I don't think he was really worried about getting robbed. I truly believe that some people just enjoy feeling like a bad-ass. We all know people like this....people that commit crimes just for the fun of it? People who have plenty of money, but steal anyway, that type of thing? If he was terrified of being robbed, he had a choice before he left the house not to wear expensive jewelry. He wasn't scared of being robbed. OF COURSE that is what he said when he got caught. Saying "Yeah, I really enjoy how powerful i feel when i conceal a weapon in a club" maybe wouldn't bring on a ton of sympathy.

2083 days ago
11.

billyboyhere    

Plax just being Plax...kind of like Manny being Manny...only Plax being Plax means slip a Glock in your sweatpants waist band which is as flimsy as any. Making it dangerous for innocent people anywhere near the path of a random bullet traveling 2,000 feet per second.

That dork head is lucky only he got shot...

All who are sick of this kind of behavior from athletes who came from the Ghetto please write Obama and tell him so. Make the President the new role model for all---not athletes. The Plaxico types have blown it for all....he should get a blanket party from his teammates...No more clubbing for dem goofs.

2083 days ago
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Why?    

Self-shooting LOL!

2083 days ago

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