June 09, 2012

Aussie Olympians Punished For (Oh, The Humanity!) Posing With Weapons

Two Aussie athletes are to be punished after a photograph surfaced of the duo posing with rifles and handguns:

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It seems some anti-gun advocates in Australia were able to convince the Australian Olympic Committee the photo was offensive and somehow violated the AOC's "high standard of conduct."

NICK D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk will be sent home from the London Games by the Australian Olympic Committee as soon as their swimming events conclude as punishment for their firearm photo controversy.

The AOC also decided today that D'Arcy and Monk will be banned from using social media for the Games' period, with the pair forced to pay a price for posting pictures online of themselves brandishing high powered weapons in a US gun shop.

The Daily Telegraph has more, including the AOC's absurd and ignorant notion that the picture, taken last week at a California gun store, somehow glorified the 2007 Virgina Tech massacre.

By DMartyr at 06:23 AM | Comments |