Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Shooting sports OK for kids to see, after all

Well, how about that? London’s city fathers have decided that kids won’t be ruined by watching elite marksmen at work!

As I outlined in Sunday’s column, the people behind the city’s Ticketshare program — an effort to provide Olympic tickets to young people — didn’t originally plan to distribute tickets for shooting-sports events. Some unnamed someone apparently had deemed it “inappropriate” for young eyes to see world-class athletes using firearms in a safe and appropriate manner.

Now, after catching heat, those Terribly Concerned city fathers have changed their minds. Good.

More on the reversal in The Telegraph.