03.29.08 10 years ago 3 Comments

India's Olympic Shooting Team is out of ammunition because the government stopped providing it, and now the members of the team are threatening to boycott the upcoming games in Beijing:

The nation's leading medal prospects for the August Games are in shooting, with Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore fancied to bring home a gold medal after winning a double trap silver four years ago in Athens. However, the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) secretary Baljit Singh Sethi said a shortage of ammunition for air weapon competitors was hampering preparations . . . "I don't think it will be worthwhile sending the shooters to the Olympics. The damage has been done. I will take the issue up in our next general body meeting next month," Sethi said. "It's a pity that the shooters were the best medal hopes and they are treated so shabbily."

I don't know too much about India, but I did watch a little movie called Gandhi and wasn't the message of that film nonviolence? You don't need guns and ammo to prove your worth, man. Remember how the main character – I can't recall his name, the bald dude – trekked over deserts to get the spice or the water to make some kind of point about the unity of the universe? Oh wait, I believe I'm thinking of Dune. God that movie sucked. -KD 

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