The Blaze: Anti-gun Activists Won’t Be Happy about Eagles QB Carson Wentz’s Christmas Gift to his Offensive Line
“Anti-gun activists are already creating an uproar about the gifts, expressing concern that NFL teams have been marred by a handful of players who have run into problems with the law.”
Via The Blaze:
The rookie quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles decided this holiday season he wanted to help protect the people who protect him.
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz went big this Christmas, buying each of his offensive linemen a personalized Beretta shotgun. Each player’s number is engraved on the butt of the gun.
“This is an awesome gun. I’m excited about it,” said offensive lineman Allen Barbre, who is also a hunter. “I don’t know if I’ll shoot it, though. It’s pretty nice.”
Barbre told reporters the model is a Beretta Silver Pigeon, which usually retails for $2,000.
Eagles offensive lineman Brandon Brooks told ESPN, “I like to go clay shooting and stuff. All I’ve got is a home defense tactical shotgun, short-barrel, so I was looking for one of these.”
Wentz, an avid hunter, has a strong affinity for firearms. When he got the phone call that he would become the new Eagles starting quarterback, he was in the middle of a cornfield hunting geese. More recently, over the team’s Christmas break, he took a hunting trip to New Jersey with Los Angeles Angels baseball player Mike Trout.
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