London Refuses Kids Tickets to Gun-Related Olympic Events

Schoolchildren in London are eligible for 125,000 free tickets for the 2012 Olympics next sumer, but any event that involves a firearm will be excluded from the massive giveaway.

Why, you ask, would anyone choose to hide storied events and world class competitors from children’s eyes?

Because City Hall and Olympic Organizers are afraid of an anti-gun backlash. That’s right — the powers that be in London won’t subject kids to such bloodsports as Skeet and Trap shooting. The London Evening Standard reported yesterday on the “Ticketshare” decision, and the window it has given into current British views on guns in society.

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If you let the kids see guns, and see them handled in a safe manner, it removes a lot of the mystery and allure…