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Angry London Mayor bans kids from shooting events at 2012 Olympics

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Link for FULL story => http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...et-giveaway.do
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Children banned from shooting events in 2012 ticket giveaway
Matthew Beard and Laura Roberts
23 Aug 2011

Children will be banned from watching shooting events under Boris Johnson's Olympic ticket giveaway.

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.

Giving children tickets to the events, at the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, could have appeared at odds with Mayor Boris Johnson's bid to quell teenage gun and knife crime.

A source said: "We decided it would not be appropriate. It's the only sport children will not be able to go to as part of the Ticketshare scheme."

The youth ban will anger some elements of the British Olympic shooting establishment which already feels marginalised by Games organiser Locog.

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?"

David Penn, secretary of the British Shooting Sports Council, said: "There is no link between Olympic-level shooting and crime. It's like saying that a thief would use a Formula One car as a getaway car."

Christopher Graffius, of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation, said: "The Olympics represent the international peak of safe and responsible shooting. Children can see far worse on their TV screens and interact with far worse on their computers."
Strikes me that the mayor is an IDIOT of the first caliber.

He's worried that the sight of a gun will turn someone into a hooligan? Why won't he ban children from other "violent" sports like watching fencing or boxing where the athletes actually beat on each other? Shooting sports are non-violent and a huge test of skill.
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if you believe that article you will believe rusty is a successful porn star...

no tickets will be given away to kids....but if you buy them you can go see what the hell you want.....Boris is just shutting up the anti gun twats for a quiet life.

no story here kids
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Well we here in the states see it for the politically correct crap that it is.

How is target shooting with a pellet pistol any different than target shooting with a bow and arrow? Both have the same goal, hit the target as many times as possible with the smallest diameter spread between shots. So why not ban the distribution of Archery contest tickets to kids too?
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Someone needs to call him and bitch about the fact that criminals run away from the law.

He therefore needs to ban the track events from this as well.

Olympic bicycles don't have reflectors. What kind of example is that setting for the kids? Might as well ban the bike racing.

Sorry Galvy. That's just wrong...
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fully agree.....but as i say if you want to pay go see these events then its no a problem for any one any age....just the tickets wont be given free to kids in the scheme thats running.

me .....i would have said fuck the whole Olympics shit and saved the money for more important things....why it costs billions to have a sports day is way beyond me.....a lake to swim and a field to run with a few sandwiches on the side would cost what??? few 100 $$$
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Someone needs to call him and bitch about the fact that criminals run away from the law.

He therefore needs to ban the track events from this as well.

Olympic bicycles don't have reflectors. What kind of example is that setting for the kids? Might as well ban the bike racing.

Sorry Galvy. That's just wrong...
now your being fucking stupid.....grow up ffs or i wont give my honest input.
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i would have said fuck the whole Olympics shit and saved the money for more important things....why it costs billions to have a sports day is way beyond me.....a lake to swim and a field to run with a few sandwiches on the side would cost what??? few 100 $$$
Ditto , best damn idea ive heard yet.
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now your being fucking stupid.....grow up ffs or i wont give my honest input.
Damn Galvy, don't get wadded up.

I threw that out there to intentionally make it ridiculous. Are they really more so then the politically BS reasons for banning the shooting events?
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i would have said fuck the whole Olympics shit and saved the money for more important things....
But Galvi, you are makes sense and speaking rationally. Clearly you are not a politician because there is not a politician in either the UK or the USA that can make sense or speak rationally and gain any real power.
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But Galvi, you are makes sense and speaking rationally. Clearly you are not a politician because there is not a politician in either the UK or the USA that can make sense or speak rationally and gain any real power.
common sense no longer exists within the world of politics..... politics should be a unpaid job with no perks...educated folk just stepping up to do good with no other motive...dream on i guess.

any one up for the Galvlypics??...egg and spoon race,beer run,sack race,swimming in baked beans,farting in a jar,throwing spears and shooting illegals.....pc would shut me down asap and the ins would be a bitch
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Default Re: London Mayor bans kids from shooting events at 2012 Olympics

You think that the British of all people would have a grasp on armed citizens. In the 1930's Churchill was begging for Americans to send them our hunting rifles so they could defend England.

Seems they learned nothing...
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OK here is proof that some of this silliness exists on US soil too.
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August 22, 2011

(GunReports.com) — A New Jersey anti-violence group tried to buy up children's toy guns to reduce Newark's record setting summer shootings.

Newark-based group Stop Shootin' Inc. held a toy gun exchange program this week. They asked children to bring in their toy guns, water pistols or cap guns and exchange them for a positive toy or a book.

Newark City Councilman Ras Baraka... did not comment on how many children died from being shot with toy guns.
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OK here is proof that some of this silliness exists on US soil too.
Ah, more proof the burgermeister is alive
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