LondonÂ schoolchildren are eligible for 125,000 Olympic tickets but these will not include any featuring guns, as Games organisers and City Hall fear a backlash from the anti-gun lobby.
The proper way to deal with these losers is to let them hew and haw, mock them, taunt them, then ignore them. People who would balk at the idea of children watching an olympic sport, because it happens to involve guns, are borderline disturbed, if you ask me. Our anti-gun groups can’t get serious political traction here, and that’s a very good thing, because this is what we’d be facing if that were not the case.
Georgina Geikie, 26, aÂ Commonwealth GamesÂ bronze medallist and Olympic pistol hopeful, said she was “horrified”, adding: “This is a chance for children to look at guns in a different way. They are taking away the opportunity for the sport to blossom. How do we educate people that it is a sport if they cannot watch it?”
That’s the whole idea, Georgina. They’ve won. Your government has listened to, and bought into the hysterics of raving, disturbed people. They can’t risk that being undone.
But Danny Bryan, founder of Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime said: “I agree with Boris. It is good kids should enjoy the Games but there’s no way we should glorify guns.”
This is where to make a stand. I very much doubt the majority of the British population shares a view this hysterical. If I were the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, I might commission a poll.Â They are a long, long way from making any inroads, but you have to turn it around somewhere. This is where I’d pick, if I were trying to preserve the shooting sports in the UK. At some point, your opponent will reach too far, and it’s critical to be able to capitalize on the backlash. Our opponents did that in the 90s. It took the better part of two decades, but we turned it around and beat them back. The goals have to be small… being able to practice olympic pistol in your home country might be a worthy early goal.