We are regularly told that anti-gun politicians don’t want to stop us from using guns, and that they only want “common sense” measures to reduce crime. They’re not trying to oppress us good old law-abiding hunters and gun owners, they always say.
Well, I always say, when you want to know what they are really thinking, look abroad, where the antis enjoy full control and can have things exactly their way.
Australian swim team members Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk will be forced to leave the Olympics after their competition ends this summer for posting a photo on Facebook. A photo of them molesting a drunken coed, maybe? Nope, a picture of them posing with guns at a California shooting range. Just to drive the point home, they are also banned from using social media for a month.
Now, just to be excruciatingly fair, the down-under duo has accumulated a long series of minor scrapes with the law and Olympic bureaucrats, for which they have been sanctioned before. They also are the minor scrapes we are accustomed to seeing 20-something jocks pile up.
But the notion that posting a picture of yourself enjoying a legal activity in a legal place could get you within a whisker of being tossed off a nation’s Olympic team? Just shows the level of coercion the political correctness police in Australia are prepared to apply when the subject is guns.