UK: Getting gun safety completely backwards
This is ridiculous, but oh so typical of gun banners -- indeed of those who would ban most pleasures or recreations in the name of public safety or the "public good," whatever that is. In the name of bettering us despite ourselves, they take leave of common sense and typically end up making the situation worse.The City of London is giving 125,000 free tickets to school children for next summer's Olympics. But it is not giving any free passes to shooting events, the rationale being that Mayor Boris Johnson -- usually a sensible man -- has a push on to curb gun and knife violence and handing out free passes to see target and skeet shooting would send the wrong message.
Knife violence? I assume then the Fencing competitions are also off-limits as well?