For all the gun owners who praise olympic disciplines and who say, that these are the only ones which really count:
Your Sport is in Danger!
« The meeting was primarily about achieving gender equality in shooting, but in point 11, it discussed changes to shotgun disciplines, citing low participation as a valid reason for deleting Men’s Double Trap. The assembled also spoke about replacing it with a mixed event in Skeet or Trap, though alternating Mixed Skeet and Mixed Trap at different Olympic Games was not met with enthusiasm as it would make long-term athlete development more difficult.
Changes to rifle and pistol events were also debated, with Men’s 50m Rifle Prone in danger of being axed, and the IOC hopes the ISSF will take steps towards developing a #laser shooting discipline. »
If you look in the Olympic’s history you can see that in the beginning pistol shooting with big bore calibers were the highlights. Even biathlon was shot until 1976 with big bore rifles. We can also see that in the beginning all these disciplines have been mixed in gender. They got separated in women and men when they saw that no woman could gather any Gold medal.
And we tried « laser shooting » in Germany. It was a disgrace! They imitated the shots with loud speakers. The shooters were disappointed as they could not use their skills. And the audience was also disappointed.
Would you go to a motor race with quiet electric cars and want to listen to imitated car noises? Same is valid for laser shooting.