Skip to comments.Even at the Olympics, athletes in the sport of shooting face questions about gun violence
Posted on 08/02/2012 6:41:12 AM PDT by Lazamataz
Katie Yergensen, spokeswoman for USA Shooting, the Olympic-chartered governing body for the sport, says the team is well aware of stigmatization. It comes hand-in-hand with the nature of the sport. It is generalized in the public, because what we do is different than other traditional sports. . . . But thats why we are always emphasizing safety, accountability and team building.
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They have done everything except ADVERTISE that the only viewpoint they will advocate is a desire for total civilian disarmament, and a pure command-economy communist economic model in America.
Their so-called 'news' reporting reads like editorials, and their editorials read like fevered rants.
Kiss my ass sounds like a good default answer to media questions.
As far as I know, Scholastic Shooting Programs are the only sport that have never had an incident of participant or fan violence.
It's good to be da King!
“Drifted to the left...”
Funny the media is now asking a question to make a headline.
I didn’t know discrimination against rifle teams went back so far. My coaches in high school & college were all WWII and Korea vets (and Vietnam vets as time went on). We attended all the sports banquets & events but then again this was the mid 1960’s. Never heard this garbaaaage about guns-are-bad-for-kids. Maybe that dates from Columbine.
Anyway, I’m sure you have seen the poster that says,
“There has never been an enemy soldier killed with a
Or Handball. This has always been the work of a trained rifleman.”
The jocks didn’t appreciate that one but we rifle shooters were varsity like everyone else, earned our letters & trophies and were part of the school’s image of excellence in competitive sports of all types.
We need to return to those days.
On the flipside, I’m sure there are plenty of sports equipment that have been used to commit murder...
Why not question those who participate in the related sports?
Well then, stop asking them stupid, off topic, non sport related questions, MSM.
I would argue that sports like boxing, judo and wrestling do more to promote violence than target shooting.
Then see how fast liberals would go ballistic calling it a Armilite AR-15 assault rifle or an AK-47 assault rifle.
But why deface a fine rifle, it would be like casting pearls before swine.
While they are at it they need to ban all violent, combat related Olympic sports!
Javelin - Spears!
Plus, many of the team sports grew out of a need to train young men to be warriors, not fashion designers.
The term “hoplophobe” needs to be introduced into the common public lexicon, and made to have the same negative connotation as “homophobe”.
Weelll....if you were a fan, would you harass an athlete who has a firearm, and who you know can hit a gnat's arse with it at 100 meters???
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