Dec 19, 2012
Boeheim Blasts Gun Culture After Milestone Win

N.Y. Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/syracuse-boeheim-blasts-gun-culture-milestone-win-article-1.1222654

Jim Boeheim hit a major milestone Monday night, but the Syracuse coach wasn’t thinking about wins and losses.

He was thinking about the 26 innocent victims – including 20 children – of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. And he was thinking about guns.
Boeheim, who became just the third Division I men’s coach to reach 900 wins after No. 3 Syracuse beat Detroit 72-68, used his postgame press conference to blast the gun culture in America.

“If we in this country as Americans cannot get the people that represent us to do something about firearms, we are a sad, sad society, the Hall of Fame coach said as applause can be heard in the background.

Boeheim, 68 and the father of four, said he was a hunter, but he wasn’t talking about rifles.

If one person in this world; the NRA president, anybody, can tell me why we need assault weapons with 30 shots in the thing. This is our fault. This is my fault and your fault. All of your faults if we don’t get out and do something about this.”

The veteran coach, who was presented with a jersey encased in glass with 900 emblazoned on it at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, continued:

“If we can’t get this thing done, I’m with (Mayor Bloomberg), if we can’t get this thing done, I don’t know what kind of country we have. This is about us. This isn’t about the President or those other people down there. We have to make them understand somehow that this needs to get figured out. Real quick. Not six months from now.”

Boeheim Blasts Gun Culture After Milestone Win

N.Y. Daily News

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/college/syracuse-boeheim-blasts-gun-culture-milestone-win-article-1.1222654

Jim Boeheim hit a major milestone Monday night, but the Syracuse coach wasn’t thinking about wins and losses.

He was thinking about the 26 innocent victims – including 20 children – of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. And he was thinking about guns. Boeheim, who became just the third Division I men’s coach to reach 900 wins after No. 3 Syracuse beat Detroit 72-68, used his postgame press conference to blast the gun culture in America.

“If we in this country as Americans cannot get the people that represent us to do something about firearms, we are a sad, sad society, the Hall of Fame coach said as applause can be heard in the background.

Boeheim, 68 and the father of four, said he was a hunter, but he wasn’t talking about rifles.

If one person in this world; the NRA president, anybody, can tell me why we need assault weapons with 30 shots in the thing. This is our fault. This is my fault and your fault. All of your faults if we don’t get out and do something about this.”

The veteran coach, who was presented with a jersey encased in glass with 900 emblazoned on it at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, continued:

“If we can’t get this thing done, I’m with (Mayor Bloomberg), if we can’t get this thing done, I don’t know what kind of country we have. This is about us. This isn’t about the President or those other people down there. We have to make them understand somehow that this needs to get figured out. Real quick. Not six months from now.”






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