Incendiary Image of the Day: Oi Oi Oi Edition

Aussie swimmers Nick D’Arcy and Kenrick Monk have created some serious undergarment torqueage and set disapproving tongues a-wagging back home in Oz by posing with – gasp! – guns, then having the effrontery to post the offensive snaps on their Facebook pages. The two were training in California and apparently took advantage of the relative freedom afforded by even that gun-unfriendly state compared to their hoplophobic home down under. “‘These postings today are foolish and clearly inappropriate for members of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team,’ said Australian chef de mission Nick Green. ‘Anything that is not in the Olympic spirit, or does not follow our guidelines will come down.'” Harrumph! “It’s a disgrace to the Olympic swimming team,” (Gun Control Australia spokesman John) Crook said. “I doubt they have the moral sensitivity to be concerned about human suffering.” As Sgt. Hulka would have growled so eloquently, lighten up, Francis.

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  1. avatar Moonshine7102 says:

    “‘These postings today are foolish and clearly inappropriate for members of the 2012 Australian Olympic Team,’ said Australian chef de mission Nick Green. ‘Anything that is not in the Olympic spirit, or does not follow our guidelines will come down.’” Harrumph! “It’s a disgrace to the Olympic swimming team,” (Gun Control Australia spokesman John) Crook said. “I doubt they have the moral sensitivity to be concerned about human suffering.”
    ——
    Pipe down, you two. The adults who aren’t afraid of inanimate objects are talking.

  2. avatar Brett says:

    I guess I’ll be the first to say it, looks like these blokes have never heard of the 4 rules.

    1. avatar Not Too Eloquent says:

      That’s why the big boys who run the gun shop ensured the weapons weren’t loaded prior to handing them over to the lads. Tiresome. Really tiresome.

      1. avatar ST says:

        Considering where they come from, is this a surprise to anyone? I’ll bet its probably illegal in Austrailia to even say the word “gun” in some places.

  3. avatar Ford says:

    Australia doesn’t have an Olympic skeet shooting team?

  4. avatar Blinky Pete says:

    You’re welcome TTAG!!!

  5. avatar Aharon says:

    The are posing like a couple of gangsta wanna-bees. Still, the so-called adults down in OZ are over-reacting and either ignorant or dishonest.

    1. avatar Ralph says:

      The bloviating OZ blabberers are neither ignorant nor dishonest. However, they are shmucks.

      Funny, they didn’t seem so hoplophobic when the Imperial Japanese Army was breathing down their necks.

  6. avatar DrewN says:

    The reason Australians seem to be “over-reacting” is that these two kids are notoriously unpopular troublemakers that many feel shouldn’t have been allowed to represent their country. Swimmers have a much bigger public profile down under which might help explain the level of reaction to this.

  7. avatar Levi B says:

    I wonder if they’re offended when they post pictures of them near cars, since far more people are killed in car accidents a year than by gun accidents.

  8. avatar ready,fire,aim says:

    can’t these dumb kids have some fun while on vaccation….

  9. avatar Derek says:

    Well, I was going to read the linked article to see what all the fuss was about but I only needed the first sentence.

    “The pair smile smugly holding automatic pistols and pump-action shot guns similar to those used in the Virginia Tech and Port Arthur massacres.”

    🙄

  10. avatar GS650G says:

    What purpose does Gun Control Australia serve, except for keeping a boot on the few gun owners left? I bet they have nice offices across the street from the state house.

  11. avatar the last Marine out says:

    You know that they killed the real crocodile Dondee (that the movie was of) his crime he did not turn in his guns, so the Ausie cops killed him in cold blood , ambush attack… so much for down under… they lost all freedoms long ago,,, and coming next to Amerika……Mrs Clinton says you have no right to have guns… the U.N. will take care of you… like in New World Order (police state)……………

  12. avatar wvgun says:

    Australia competes in Trap, Skeet, Rifle, Air Rifle and Pistol in the Olympics….and there are pics of their athletes holding guns on the Austrailiam Olympic website.

    Hyprocrites

  13. avatar jkp says:

    Didn’t realize Australians were so…pusilanimous. Had different image. Revising that now.

    1. avatar Roadrunner says:

      Well, at least a lot of the ones with microphones and desktop publishing. For the real Aussies, check out Tim Blair. The gutsy ones we know and love are still around.

      http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair

  14. avatar Joe Grine says:

    Didn’t realize that Australians were such pussies. Had a different image. Revising that now. 🙂

  15. avatar A. Ruiz says:

    Far more children die by unattended backyard pools than they do by firearms in this and probably most countries.

  16. avatar Leon Wilkeson says:

    It pains me to see what a horribly brainwashed society Australia has become. A once proud country, steeped in the traditions of liberty, hunting for food and sport, and independence; has turned into a bastion of overreaching socialist groupthink. The fact that those two young swimmers felt compelled to apologize makes me absolutely sick. For your sake and the sake of your children, do not let Australia become another arm of the globalist socialist UN. Maintain your independence. Maintain your liberty. Remain individuals.
    A wiser man than you or me once said:
    “No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government” — Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334

  17. avatar Jeff O. says:

    I am fully insulted by this picture. How could sports heroes like this endorse the wearing of FLEECE PULLOVERS?!

    Don’t they know that every year TENS, maybe HUNDREDS of people, some of them sweet, innocent children, are burned to death after they get to close to a open flame?!

  18. avatar Felix says:

    They are only upholding the fine tradition of needing to be felons to enter Australia.

  19. avatar racer88 says:

    Political correctness running amok. Aussie Olympic swimmers posed for photos (legally) holding guns in a shop in the U.S., and that merits ejection from the Olympic swimming team???

    Ironically, the FIRST medals scheduled to be awarded in the summer Olympics (on the first day of competition) are for archery, judo, fencing, and…. SHOOTING…. all “martial arts.”

    I wonder what would happen if the shooting team members posed for photos in Speedo swim suits???

    Really, Australia???

  20. avatar Keith Drain says:

    The fact is the media, GCA and Nick Green are the only ones that got in a tizzy about this.
    Polls were in the reign of 75% of people didn’t care they had guns. Nearly all of the comments were asking why this photo was even news.

    The only person who should be sacked is Nick Green, he has just went an alienated the entire Australian Olympic Shooting Team.

    I am furious how us firearm owners are treated. If owning firearms made you a specific race or religion we’d be able to sue for defamation!

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