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New NRA poster boys: Duke basketball

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Duke's basketball team took a team-building trip to West Point, which included some target practice and a gun safety class. Somewhere along the way, they posed for pictures with some mock-ups of AR15s and M4s -- the guns were practice models fitted with laser gear and pneumatics to simulate firing without using bullets -- and not long after the pictures hit the interwebs and were posted by Deadspin.
    Naturally, some folks got their panties in a bunch at the sight of guns and the team is taking some heat.
    Duke officials, to their credit, have defended the players but plan to do a little PR counseling. From the look of the pictures, they might also want to run the guys through the gun safety class again.



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  2. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Looks like they're on their way to College Park, Maryland
  3. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Big deal:

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  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Two questions:

    (1) Is that a gang sign that the third guy from the left is flashing, a la Derrick Rose?

    (2) Who is the hostage in the background?
  5. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    They plan to shoot the lights out this season.
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I wondered about that too.

    Otherwise, this is only scary to people because the kids are black.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    The Duke uniforms make it considerably less scary.

    If they were wearing UNLV or Memphis jerseys I'd be running for cover. :D
  8. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    just don't put it on the cover of the media guide. Did that 20 years ago this month and got universally crucified for it.
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