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 Australian Olympic Swimmers pose with some guns and put it on facebook.  CRIKEY did the S ever HTF in Australia after that…

Full Story – HERE

Ok.. the very first line in the article already has me pissed off:

The pair smiled and looked smug as they handled automatic pistols and pump-action shot guns similar to those used in the Port Arthur massacre.

And “Swimming Australia” demanded Kenrick Monk remove the picture.

Oh but it gets better…

D’Arcy was pictured holding semi-automatic pistols, similar to those used by Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui.

And..

Australian Olympic team boss Nick Green said the photo was foolish.

So let me get this straight… Two Australian guys pose with guns INSIDE A GUN SHOP IN THE UNITED STATES… and get torn a new one for posting a picture of it?  And on top of it all get compared to two killers in a couple of the worst firearm related massacres the world has seen to date.

If that’s what Australia is like, i’m glad I was never planning on visiting there.  I don’t know if these guys have any legal recourse… but they should look into bankrupting the Australian Herald Sun for printing such bullshit.

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Jeff

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Laser guns will replace traditional air pistols in the modern pentathlon at the 2012 London Olympics after a successful trial at the inaugural Youth Olympics.  The technology will reduce the cost of the shooting element of the five-event sport by two thirds, while the improved safety could mean new venues are used.

Full Story – HERE

*Snore* Just when I thought the Olympics couldn’t get any more boring.  At least traditional pellets were susceptible to wind, gravity, etc…

Wake me up when the fencing event using lightsabers, or the current pentathlon guns have their power cranked to blow shit up.

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I’d consider watching the Olympics if they spiced up the events like this:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71e_TxmCaxk[/youtube]

At the very least I’d like to see higher caliber guns used, longer distances, and even a “production” rifles event, where modified rifles are not allowed.

Watching someone in spandex shoot 50m with an alien looking .22LR does not interest me even the slightest.

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This is definitely the most ridiculous thing I’ve heard in a while:

UIPM President, Dr h.c. Klaus Schormann stated that “the decision to introduce non-air pistol shooting was the second big step for the sport following the decision in 2008 to change to the combined run/shoot format. This is a significant development in terms of lowering the environmental impact of the sport.”

Source – HERE

It means they are going to be using LASER equipped guns for shooting instead of pellet guns.  For those that don’t know, a laser beam travels in a perfectly straight line ALWAYS and is not affected by wind, gravity, etc.

Pellets are about the size of a couple of grains of rice and are typically made out of lead.  Yea lead isn’t the greatest for the environment, but really… competitors for all over the world are going to be FLYING there to participate.. and they are worried about the environmental impact of a small amount of lead that could be easily recovered and re used?! HA!

I sure hope none of these people smoke, or have a resting heart rate of above 50 beats per minutes… all that pollution could mean the end of the world as we know it.

All these Olympians should head to Disney Land and ride buzz light year to practice.

Obligatory picture of my girlfriend and I on Buzz light year at Disney Land about a month ago:

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Faces protected to preserve OPSEC :P

A PDF with more on non-air pistol shooting – HERE

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