The BBC reports that the Pentathlon event will replace air pistols with laser guns. The quotes by Klaus Schormann, president of the sports governing body, are particularly illuminating (emphasis mine)…
“We can now hold competitions in parks and shopping malls.”
“Based on this new technology, all countries in the world can compete in our sport.
“They [the laser guns] will be easier to carry around and to take on aeroplanes. It’s the way of the future.”
Using a laser is not shooting. They should just go right ahead and drop “shooting” from the sport.
[ Many thanks to Thaddeus for emailing me the link. ]