Speaking of Hysterics

Olympic authorities in London apparently don’t know how to stand up to hysterical ninnies:

London 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, a Commonwealth Games 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. 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.

Hat Tip to NRA News

7 thoughts on “Speaking of Hysterics”

  1. Just wait until there is an Islamic attack on one or several hotels like that incident in India…there may be a change in their serf temperament . But never never take a baseball bat to a gun fight.

  2. “This is where to make a stand. I very much doubt the majority of the British population shares a view this hysterical.”

    I don’t think they are capable of making a stand; they have had several generations in which to make them believe that they are subjects, with all that the name entails.

  3. Bob – they stopped being subjects quite a while ago; the term you are looking for now is slaves.

  4. You watch…the recent riots have had a HUGE impact on public sentiment (not that you’ll read about it in “The Times”). People may not like guns in London, but they now clearly understand the need for them. I believe that the nincompoopery highlighted in this post will soon be seen to have been the nadir and that improvements in civil rights will shortly begin in Britain.

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