London 2012 Games to use Laser Guns for Pentathlon

    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. ]

    Steve Johnson

    I founded TFB in 2007 and over 10 years worked tirelessly, with the help of my team, to build it up into the largest gun blog online. I retired as Editor in Chief in 2017. During my decade at TFB I was fortunate to work with the most amazing talented writers and genuinely good people!