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Jack Jones: Have guns, won’t travel

If intelligence is a pillar supporting the Patriots Way, as it was called when they actively collected Lombardi Trophies, what would happen to Jack Jones should he fail his IQ test?

It will be administered in a courtroom, or whatever lawyer’s office is available. And it should be logged at 0.00 if he is guilty of the following charges.

Jones is alleged to have tried boarding a plane at Logan Airport with two guns in a carry-on bag. The Massachusetts State Police arrested Jones and charged him with possession of a concealed weapon in a secure area of an airport, possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card, unlawful possession of a firearm, carrying a loaded firearm, and possession of a large-capacity feeding device.

Now assuming that Jones flies fairly frequently, he should grasp that guns and airports don’t mix. Actually, carrying any weapon into an airport has been a definite no-no since Sept, 11, 2001.

Jones was an infant when that day morphed into a nightmare, but you’d think he must have heard about it at some point in his educational development.

To be clear, this essay is not about the second amendment, the NRA or gun control. That is a longer, much hotter diatribe best made on another day.

This is about Jack Jones being a complete nitwit. In addition to his first-degree nitwittery, Jones also faces the charge of first-degree hypocrisy.

Ja Morant of the Memphis Grizzlies has earned himself three suspensions, two from the NBA and one from his team, for posting videos of himself brandishing guns. It may be that at least one of them was a toy; if someone wishes to claim that there is nothing wrong with pro athletes playing with water pistols online, feel free to have at it.

Jones tweeted the following observations after one such incident in May:

“@Ja Morant dumb … You letting social media and yo pride ruin yo real money. Put them guns down and run that money up. Make one of yo homies sign up for security or concealed carry if you feel like you need it that bad… But you the bread winner, you gotta start acting like it.”

Jones has woven into and out of trouble for most of his brief time on this planet. But in terms of sheer stupidity, this could be its peak.

We’ll soon find out whether Bill Belichick is so desperate for talent that he’ll take a complete dumbass on his team.

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