Friday, August 26, 2011
- Our Retarded Older Brother
Britain's anti-gun policy is well known. Equally well known (but much less discussed in the media) is the gun crime rate that has persisted in spite of the policy. But London's mayor Boris Johnson has a plan for taking on that issue. He's going to save Britain by preventing children from watching any shooting sports during the 2012 London Olympics.
The restriction is designed to help stem London’s rising gun-crime rate, and to prevent the “glorification” of firearms. But it is predicated upon a farcical misconception, best characterized by the secretary of the British Shooting Sports Council, David Penn. “There is no link between Olympic-level shooting and crime,” he argued. “It is like saying that a thief would use a Formula One car as a getaway car.”
Very clever statement of the laughably obvious made by Charles C. W. Cooke at the link.