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Tue Dec 18, 2012, 12:45 PM

Boeheim Wins #900, then Talks About Guns

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- With his wife, Juli, looking on at the postgame news conference and his young children close by, Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim's final remarks were not about his milestone 900th career victory.

Instead, he was thinking about two 6-year-old boys who were buried Monday, victims along with 18 other children and six adults in a shooting massacre last week at an elementary school in Connecticut.

"If we cannot get the people who represent us to do something about firearms, we are a sad, sad society," Boeheim said Monday night. "If one person in this world, the NRA president, anybody, can tell me why we need assault weapons with 30 shots -- this is our fault if we don't go out there and do something about this. If we can't get this thing done, I don't know what kind of country we have."

http://scores.espn.go.com/ncb/recap?gameId=323520183

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joeybee12 Dec 2012 OP
Kingofalldems Dec 2012 #1
TZ Dec 2012 #2
joeybee12 Dec 2012 #3
frylock Dec 2012 #4
ProfessorGAC Dec 2012 #5
hughee99 Dec 2012 #6

Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 02:53 PM

1. He should be put in charge of the gungeon

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:23 PM

2. I was wondering who "Bonheim" was.

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Response to TZ (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 03:32 PM

3. FIXED!!!

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 06:15 PM

4. much respect

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Response to joeybee12 (Original post)

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 10:46 AM

5. Should Be Noted, He's A Hunter

He said that in that same interview. But, said he had no idea why anybody needed a rifle with a 30 shot magazine.

So, he's not anti-gun. He's anti-weapon of mass destruction, and is opposed to anybody who suggests that we must have these weapons available to the general public.

I thought it was a brave stance to take in that forum. People in the press room actually applauded a few times. Not a roaring ovation, but applause nonetheless.
GAC

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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 06:39 PM

6. Someone talking about Syracuse basketball and little boys, but no mention of Bernie Fine? n/t

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