Children banned from shooting events in 2012 ticket giveaway

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I'm personally a member of the Anti-Olympics lobby, as it is a colossal waste of money. Do I get no consideration? I think my 'lobby' is bigger than the anti-gun one.
 
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I'm personally a member of the Anti-Olympics lobby, as it is a colossal waste of money. Do I get no consideration? I think my 'lobby' is bigger than the anti-gun one.
Undoubtedly, this Olympic lark is just a complete waste of time and money... politicos who want to think they were on a world stage, and then lost the electon.

We'd have been better spending the billions spunked on this sh1te to provide sporting facilities for our youth.
 
#6
When I saw the truncated heading "Children banned from shooting" I thought it was about disarming the kiddies. Years ago, I saw a headline about the dramatic rise in crimes involving knives - my first thought was "Well, the Government's crack-down on guns must be working then..."

But back on track... I guess it's all for the greater good. I mean, you can't have little uns learning that guns can be used in responsible and enjoyable manner, now can we? They might want to go and do something stupid, like join the army...
 
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I'm personally a member of the Anti-Olympics lobby, as it is a colossal waste of money. Do I get no consideration? I think my 'lobby' is bigger than the anti-gun one.

Not only am I a member of the Anti Olympic Lobby, I have actively resisted any efforts by my club to help the shootists who have been more than happy to see the rest of us former pistol shooters sold down the river as long as they were seen right.
 
#8
Welcome to democratic Britain, where a tiny handful of bigots can effortlessly impose their point of view over those of c.250,000 police-vetted law abiding individuals.
 
#9
As most of the running events feature the Starter with his pistol I'm confused.

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From the comments section in the Evening Standard

"I do hope they don't still use starting pistols or the kids won't be able to see many track events either. One has to wonder whether anyone in power has the faintest idea how moronic the appear."

- Tim Kelly, London, England, 23/08/2011 18:00
 
#10
I first interpreted it as children banned from taking part, understanable if they are from Manchester as they will be pretty experienced.
 
#11
Oddly the kids are banned from shooting events, but are allowed to watch the fencing...
 
#12
What about boxing? Javelin, Archery, rally car racing, martial arts... all should be banned. NOW.
 
#13
Not only am I a member of the Anti Olympic Lobby, I have actively resisted any efforts by my club to help the shootists who have been more than happy to see the rest of us former pistol shooters sold down the river as long as they were seen right.
Well said. tenfuckingletters
 
#15
So Children can attend if tickets are purchased? say If i was attending from the US no one's gonna tell me I can go watch but my son cant, correct?
Otherwise might as well cancel visiting the UK for the Oylmpics if some Mayor can Overule the committee.
 
#16
As most of the running events feature the Starter with his pistol I'm confused.

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No the races will be started by a shout of "Oy, stop thief..."
 
#17
No the races will be started by a shout of "Oy, stop thief..."
And everyone gets a gold medal... or would do had we not sold it all at bargain basement prices (cheers gordo the fcuk up). Instead they'll get swish 'council houses' in kensington rented for a cool £2mill a pop, benefits and access to the NHS>
 
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Not only am I a member of the Anti Olympic Lobby, I have actively resisted any efforts by my club to help the shootists who have been more than happy to see the rest of us former pistol shooters sold down the river as long as they were seen right.
Sounds a bit selfish. I take it that means that all of your club were shooters pre-ban (i.e. fifteen years ago)?

I know all of the GB rifle team for the Olympic disciplines, and they were all under 16 at the time. I know Gorgs Geikie (GB pistol shooter), and she was well under 16.

Do tell us how you think that they "sold you down the river" - but personally, I think that you've held your grudge for long enough.
 
#19
Sounds a bit selfish. I take it that means that all of your club were shooters pre-ban (i.e. fifteen years ago)?

I know all of the GB rifle team for the Olympic disciplines, and they were all under 16 at the time. I know Gorgs Geikie (GB pistol shooter), and she was well under 16.

Do tell us how you think that they "sold you down the river" - but personally, I think that you've held your grudge for long enough.
From what I gather, the Olympic shooters head shed (esp the pistoliers) have been more focused on squaring themselves away for 2012 than pushing the 'legacy' angle and perhaps having a roll back on the knee jerk legisation that made half the olympic shooting events illegal in UK...

At the time... BBC SPORT | Other Sport... | Olympics 2012 | Shooters seek handgun law change
A Home Office spokesperson said the laws had been voted in by an "overwhelming majority" of MPs.

"The banning of handguns wasn't a matter of eroding personal freedoms, it was a matter of ensuring that what had been shown to be a terrible, if statistically small, risk was removed," she said.
No removal of the just as terrible and statistically larger risks of car deaths or other death inducing activities.
 
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