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There are plenty of misguided attempts in the United States to roll back the Second Amendment's guarantee of "the right of the people to keep and bear arms."

But restrictions on anything related to guns are often far sillier in other parts of the world.

Not long ago, officials with the 2012 Olympic Games in London declared that schoolchildren would be denied free passes to shooting competitions at the Games. Tickets to other events at the Olympics, however, were still to be provided to schoolchildren.

As one British gun control advocate told the London Evening Standard, letting children watch the gun competitions would "glorify guns."

Fortunately, cooler heads prevailed. Supporters of letting children watch shooting competitions pointed out that the contests would showcase responsible gun use -- certainly not glorify crime. And so in the end, organizers of the 2012 Olympics in London relented and declared that children could still receive free tickets to the shooting competitions.

That's good, but isn't it a bit absurd how far some activists will take their anti-gun message?

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