#1 PC Witch Hunt Travels World and Lands In Olympics
06-12-2012, 02:17 PM
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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???Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
C. S. Lewis
Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives. (Are you listening Barry)?:mad:
06-12-2012, 06:22 PM
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.
06-13-2012, 01:31 AM
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Shooting at the 2012 Summer Olympics
06-13-2012, 10:00 AM
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.
06-13-2012, 10:50 AM
Firearms in Australia are grouped into Categories with different levels of control. The categories are:
- 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.
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.
- 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.
- Category R/E: Restricted weapons: machine guns, rocket launchers, assault rifles, flame-throwers, anti-tank guns, Howitzers, artillery, etc. can be owned by collectors in some states provided that these weapons have been rendered permanently inoperable. They are subject to the same storage and licensing requirements as fully functioning firearms.
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?
The AOC seems to be made up of good little Stalinists.
06-13-2012, 11:20 AM
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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?
Both are "too violent".
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