The Washington Post has reported that Gilbert Arenas has been charged with “carrying a pistol without a license outside home or business, a felony.” So we’re looking at an awesome gun trial and almost certainly a voided contract. Arenas had four years remaining on that contract. Now, he’s looking at five years in jail. Bang bang!
Arenas’s attorney and prosecutors had been negotiating a plea deal during the day and it was not immediately clear whether the filing of charges was a part of the deal. Court officials said they had been told to prepare to have Arenas in Superior Court on Friday.
The U.S. Attorney’s office alleged that on Dec. 21, Arenas “did carry, openly and concealed on or about his person, in a place other than his dwelling place, place of business or on other land possessed by him, a pistol, without license issued pursuant to law.”
I don’t like to see a guy getting charged with just carrying a gun, especially in a legislative no-man’s land like DC. But Arenas has no one to blame but himself. Pay your gambling debts, everyone. Those who pay as they go…never owe. My grandmother taught me that. She was a prostitute during the Great Depression. The Fiat Standard put her out of business. Well, that and prohibition…