Since at least Dan Marino, QBs have given the men who protect them gifts for Christmas. But what the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback gave his linemen will have liberals crapping a brick. Carson Wentz #11 gave all of his offensive linemen a customized Baretta shotgun with their uniform number on the stock. I’m assuming that they are to be used for hunting and not for the games, although they could offer greater protection if they did. CeaseFirePa then sent every lineman a gun lock along with a letter urging them to take a gun safety course.
“Our staff’s immediate reaction to the news about Wentz’s gifts to his teammates was to ensure that the gifts were used safely and responsibly,” Shira Goodman, CeaseFirePA’s executive director, said in a statement. She said the organization was also encouraging the players to take gun-safety course and model responsible gun ownership.
“I haven’t really held a gun or anything before,” Isaac Seumalo told ESPN. “But I’m more than thankful for it. It looks sweet. Carson said he’d teach me how to use it and all that good stuff.”
An informal Inquirer survey of 37 players on the Eagles roster this fall found just 18 who said they owned a firearm. Some of those players said they kept guns for protection, while others said they used them for hunting. Like Wentz, who is from North Dakota, many of the other players who said they owned guns came from states in the South or Midwest where firearms are more common.
Wentz should be prepared for the incoming attacks by whiny liberals.