From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

_Closer Ryan Franklin is among the large number of avid outdoorsmen on the Cardinals roster and on Saturday expressed disappointment in Major League Baseball’s recent directive prohibiting certain weapons, including all firearms, from the clubhouse.
Clubs distributed the ban to players earlier this week.

“If you grew up around it, being in the outdoors and stuff, I was taught as a young kid how to respect firearms,” Franklin said following Saturday’s workout. “First of all, you don’t get stupid with it. Always treat a gun like it’s loaded. That’s what I taught my son and daughters. There’s a place for them.”

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