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Duke basketball team shoots fake guns, draws ire from gun control advocates

 
Duke basketball team shoots fake guns, draws ire from gun control advocates
Posted Tuesday, October 15th 2013 @ 2pm  by Sarah Hofmann

In a team-building exercise, coach Mike Krzyzewski brought his Duke basketball team to his alma mater West Point to show them military life and give them a lesson in gun safety.

After going through a training and safety course, the players had the opportunity to handle laser guns that resemble M4s and M240s in a combat simulator, WRAL Sports reports. They posted photos posing with the guns to the Blue Devil Network Twitter account, but they have been taken down under pressure from gun control advocates.

Jon Jackson, associate director of athletics for Duke, said that this was not the intention.“If you take the image by itself and it’s taken out of context, it could be seen as are we somehow glamorizing gun violence or something like that,” Jackson said. “Clearly, not the case.”

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