Friday, June 8, 2012

Full Fledged Hoplophobia

Australian olympic swimmers Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk have the hoplophobes up in arms. (No pun intended.) While training in California the two visited a gun shop and subsequently Monk posted a picture on Facebook of the smiling duo holding, wait for it, GUNS! Eeek! Naturally the anti-gun crowd go their panties all in a twist. The sin? Those guns look like guns used during horrific crimes.
Mr Crook said Monk was holding the same pump-action shot guns used by Martin Bryant, who murdered 35 people in Port Arthur in 1996. 
D'Arcy was pictured holding semi-automatic pistols, similar to those used by Virginia Tech gunman Cho Seung-Hui. 
"It's a disgrace to the Olympic swimming team," [Gun Control Australia spokesman] Mr Crook said.
What would Mr. Crook do if the swimmers had visited a car dealer and posed with Toyota Tundras instead? The sheer mind-numbing idiocy that passes as logic in the anti-gun crowd never ceases to amaze me. C'mon people, guns are inanimate objects. Cure your own phobia instead of projecting it on others.


Now if you want to criticize Nick D'Arcy for his stupid duck lip grin, I'm with you.

Full story here.

6 comments:

  1. There are people with too much time on their hands...

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  2. Fingers in triggers, too. But yeah, quite the over reaction. There was a time when the Aussies weren't such babies. Pity.

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  3. People this afraid of guns scare me. Too irrational to be trusted.

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  4. For me the most dangerous weapon is not guns, it is ideas. And one idea like this from Mr Crook could make a huge damage.

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