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    Gun-toting Olympians forced to leave London early, banned from social media

    The Australian swim duo who posed with guns at a California shooting range and posted the photo to Facebook will be forced to leave the Olympics after the swimming competition ends on the second Sunday of the Summer Games.http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympi...9543--oly.html
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    I thought that the Olympics were a place where politics were not supposed to trump the spirit of competition???
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
    Gun-toting Olympians forced to leave London early, banned from social media

    The Australian swim duo who posed with guns at a California shooting range and posted the photo to Facebook will be forced to leave the Olympics after the swimming competition ends on the second Sunday of the Summer Games.http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/olympi...9543--oly.html
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    I thought that the Olympics were a place where politics were not supposed to trump the spirit of competition???
    The writer couldn't help editorializing at the end:


    This wasn't a case about gun control or the rights of gun owners. It was about two swimmers making a bad decision. Alcohol and topless bars are legal, too. Should athletes post photos of themselves doing shots at a strip club? The AOC may have overreacted, but D'Arcy and Monk have only themselves to blame.
    So, holding a firearm is now the equivalent of drinking or ogling strippers? Seriously? What does the AOC plan to do with the competitors in the shooting events? The Pentathlon, for example, requires shooting as one of the five events. Are those athletes going to be subject to sanctions for posing with their gear? Since this is the Australian committee that is punishing them, they'd be perfectly justified in either quitting the team and letting their medal hopes go the way of their liberties.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AmPat View Post
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    I thought that the Olympics were a place where politics were not supposed to trump the spirit of competition???
    Are you kidding? The politics is what drives the Olympics. All I have to say is men's basketball final Munich 1972.
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    Ridiculous.

    They were tourists, visiting California, and took pictures of the things they did, and posted them on facebook like anyone else.


    Has Australia totally disarmed it's citizenry? Even ranchers? No wonder dingos run off with their babies, and the rabbit population got so out of hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by noonwitch View Post
    Ridiculous.

    They were tourists, visiting California, and took pictures of the things they did, and posted them on facebook like anyone else.


    Has Australia totally disarmed it's citizenry? Even ranchers? No wonder dingos run off with their babies, and the rabbit population got so out of hand.
    Pretty much. Wikipedia summarized the current Australian laws:

    Firearms in Australia are grouped into Categories with different levels of control. The categories are:
    • Category B: Centrefire rifles (not semi-automatic), muzzleloading firearms made after 1 January 1901. A "Genuine Need" must be demonstrated, including why a Category A firearm would not be suitable.
    • Category C: Semi-automatic rimfire rifles holding 10 or fewer rounds and pump-action or semi-automatic shotguns holding 5 or fewer rounds. Category C firearms are strongly restricted: only primary producers, occupational shooters, collectors and some clay target shooters can own functional Category C firearms.
    • Category D: Semi-automatic centrefire rifles, pump-action or semi-automatic shotguns holding more than 5 rounds. Functional Category D firearms are restricted to government agencies and a few occupational shooters. Collectors may own deactivated Category D firearms.
    • Category H: Handguns including air pistols and deactivated handguns. this class is available to target shooters. To be eligible for a Category H firearm a target shooter must serve a probationary period of six months using club handguns, and a minimum number of matches yearly to retain each category of handgun.
    Target shooters are limited to handguns of .38 or 9mm calibre or less and magazines may hold a maximum of 10 rounds. Participants in certain "approved" pistol competitions may acquire handguns up to .45", currently Single Action Shooting and Metallic Silhouette. IPSC shooting is not "approved" for the larger calibres, for as 9mm/.38/.357 handguns meet the IPSC rules. Category H barrels must be at least 100mm (3.94") long for revolvers, and 120mm (4.72") for semi-automatic pistols unless the pistols are clearly ISSF target pistols: magazines are restricted to 10 rounds. Handguns held as part of a collection were exempted from these limits.


    So, basically, you're allowed to have next to nothing, unless you get nanny state to agree that your requirement is justified. And, if you're on the Olympic team, just being photographed with a gun will get you in hack, which is especially disturbing. The swimmers didn't break any laws. They didn't purchase the firearms that they held and attempt to bring them back to Australia, or conceal them in any way. They simply posed with them. If that's grounds for a sanction, then would posing in front of a tank in front of a museum also warrant punishment? How about being photographed with a toy gun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    So, holding a firearm is now the equivalent of drinking or ogling strippers? Seriously?
    Actually probably worse in the Libtards minds.



    What does the AOC plan to do with the competitors in the shooting events? The Pentathlon, for example, requires shooting as one of the five events. Are those athletes going to be subject to sanctions for posing with their gear?
    Give it time and if no one comes to their senses the shooting events will get killed off just like people are suggsting now that football be banned.

    Both are "too violent".
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