More ‘do-gooders-doin’-stupid’ in Britain

After the riots and looting we’ve seen in London of late, I find this pretty astounding.  The story was featured on Cam & Company tonight.

There are going to be 125,000 school kids getting free tickets to go to the 2012 London Olympics but they will not be allowed to watch the shooting events. Not even shooting practice for you, kiddies.

Danny Bryan, founder of Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime said: “I agree with Boris [the mayor of London]. It is good kids should enjoy the Games but there’s no way we should glorify guns.”

So with that argument, are they glorifying the javelin, the shot or the discus? Any of those can be lethal weapons and all are Olympic events. For cryin’ out loud, you could beat someone over the head with a hurdle or a block, for that matter.

What do they think they are protecting these kids from? It’s okay to see Londoners break windows, steal flat screen tv’s and throw rocks at the unarmed police but not okay to watch people shoot at targets. And it goes without saying, but I’ll say it anyway – these kids have seen much worse on tv, in video games and in movies. They have seen much worse “glorifying guns” than they can ever absorb at an Olympic shooting event.

After the looting and riots we have just seen in London, how do these ‘do-gooders-doin’-stupid’ justify this – – seriously?

You know, I love the Brits but sometimes they say and do things that just make no sense.

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14 responses to “More ‘do-gooders-doin’-stupid’ in Britain

  • boudicabpi

    If not for guns, brave Brit’s and American’s these a&%holes would be speaking German.
    Bob A.

  • UsneakydevilU

    Maybe England knows their people are too stupid, uncivilized or full of hate, to be responsible enough to own guns. Look at the recent riots, the constant tongue lashings(almost fist fights) in Parliment and the unrest of Middle Eastern immigrants.

  • UsneakydevilU

    Thank goodness for England’s weakness and stupidity, it helped the rise of our great nation. And they have yet to learn.

  • nooneofanyimport

    ah, very astute observation, Roxy. It’s ridiculous to us, this Brit aversion to guns. Because, well, it’s ridiculous.

    But it’s very deeply ingrained. They are well brainwashed over there. The old folks are mostly convinced that there is not as much snowfall and iced brooks in winter , thanks to global warming.

    Folks are mostly convinced that in America, without a National HEalth Service, if folks get cancer or suffer a serious accident without insurance, they are refused care and left to die on the street. They are used to the idea that, if you are very old and the procedure is very expensive, then you shouldn’t expect to get the procedure in time.

    Some Brits are afraid to vacation in the United States because we are allowed to carry guns and so they might get shot.

    Even a good friend of mine, who was very conservative at heart without realizing it, held most of these beliefs. It’s a very different mentality, and I’m hoping this difference helps preserve us from the dangers the Brits now face.

    Cheers!

    • roxannadanna

      I was in England 3 years ago and have some Brits as great friends, so I know of what you speak. lol And you made lots of really good points.

      Like Canadians, they have an entirely different mindset than we have about social issues, liberty and government. It’s so alien to how I think and what I expect.

  • Bob Mack

    These lefties are friggin’ nuts. They should really give reality a try once in awhile. If it wasn’t for firearms, the average citizen would be at the absolute mercy of any predator–human or animal–that was bigger, stronger, or faster than he/she. Not for nothing was the Colt .45 called the “Equalizer.” These people are fat rabbits who think that singing “Kumbaya” to a wolf will keep him from their door. Fine. As for me, if I’m gonna be eaten by a beast, I’m doing my damndest to make sure he suffers severe indigestion first.

    • roxannadanna

      It’s amazing to me – and why I’m still amazed is amazing to me – that these people live in some dream world.

      And you’re right, they want to make nice with all the wrong people (that guy in Iran whose name I can’t pronounce let alone spell, for one.) It’s their fellow Americans who don’t happen to agree with them that they demonize.

  • Conservatives on Fire

    And our elite would like to see us go the same way as the Brits. NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

  • Guns? Oh, My! “More do-gooders doin’ stupid things in Britain” (via Diary of a Mad Conservative) « freedombytheway

    […] most precious freedoms granted by our constitution. And as Roxy so clearly illustrates in her Diary of a Mad Conservative post, More do-gooders doin’ stupid things in Britain, America is the last bastian of freedom when it comes to gun ownership and shooting sports. […]

  • Freedom, by the way

    Unbelieveable. And reading the article, the olympic shooting team has to train abroad, as well? The Brits are certainly setting up two scenarios:
    1-guns are the “boogey man”. You’re raising a generation of kids who will have no desire to serve in your military because they have to touch those awful guns and if they keep that mindset, expect all of your shooting sports to be only a memory in British culture.
    2-It’s been proven that children who are taught about guns and taught to shoot by a knowledgeable adult learn to respect guns and those kids are not the ones involved in accidents of curiousity.

    Kids that are scared of guns scare me (on many levels) a whole lot more than kids who know how to shoot.

    • roxannadanna

      Indeed freedom!

      And if people want to kill, they don’t need a gun to do it, either. Gun controls in Britain has not stopped homicides there.

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    […] More ‘do-gooders-doin’-stupid’ in Britain (via Diary of a Mad Conservative) Posted on August 23, 2011 by wdednh After the riots and looting we've seen in London of late, I find this pretty astounding.  The story was featured on Cam & Company tonight. There are going to be 125,000 school kids getting free tickets to go to the 2012 London Olympics but they will not be allowed to watch the shooting events. Not even shooting practice for you, kiddies. Danny Bryan, founder of Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime said: "I agree with Boris [the mayor of Lo … Read More […]

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