This is, to say the least, bizarre:
Two Guys In a Gun ShopBoth could be punished. For handling "legal weapons in a legal shop, unloaded, not aimed at anybody."
By Tim Blair, Daily Telegraph
Australian athletes are in trouble for being photographed with firearms:
Swimmers Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk have been ordered to remove Facebook photos of themselves posing with high powered guns …
D’Arcy and Monk posed with the weapons in a gun shop in the US where the Australian swimming team has been training and competing before the Olympics start next month.
Legal weapons in a legal shop. Unloaded. Not aimed at anybody. This, for some reason, is causing outrage:
Gun Control Australia spokesman John Crook said it was a new low for the athletes …
“It’s a disgrace to the Olympic swimming team,’’ Mr Crook said.
“I doubt they have the moral sensitivity to be concerned about human suffering.”
The pair return to Australia today:
Controversial swimmers Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk could face sanctions from the Australian Olympic Committee after posting photos of themselves posing with high powered guns. [link]
For the love of God.