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Something I can't figure out.

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by MtnBuff, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Among many things including my wife.

    How is it that the United States is the most gun happy nation in the world. It could be argued that we have more people who own guns for recreational purposes than any other country, many of who take their shooting seriously and train and work at it.

    We also have a huge number of people who have recieved training in arms in the military and in law enforcement.

    With all that how do we not dominate the shooting contest in the olympics?
     
  2. jcatcher

    jcatcher Club Member Club Member

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    The same reason Colorado produces far fewer skiers in the traditional disciplines than you would suspect we would. Most people ski (and shoot) for recreation, not competition. I swear there are more skiers from California and New Hampshire on the team than from Colorado.
     
  3. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    Because they don't allow you to shoot drunk in the Olympics.
     
  4. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    I would win the gold If we could shoot coors light cans for targets. Also, I am a dead eye from an adairondack (sp?).
     
  5. MtnBuff

    MtnBuff Not allowed in Barzil 2 Club Member

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    Maybe we need to get them to add a drive-by shooting event.

    Teams of 3-4 driving a low-rider or an older SUV. All person in the vehicle are required to duck below the window line while at least one holds a pistol out the window sideways and tries to unload a clip through a living room window.
     
  6. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Used to be an Aurora joke.
     
  7. dio

    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Sounds like US came out on top in one of the shooting categories.
     
  8. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    this would be a better question if asked of the Swiss who are far more heavily armed and trained than even the US population.
     
  9. El Gringo

    El Gringo Pura Vida Club Member

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    What about Ping Pong? We have the best beer pong players in the world. Get some of these guys sober and we'd destroy the Chinese
     
  10. Creebuzz

    Creebuzz Club Member Club Member

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    USA has done pretty well in shooting events over the years...

    RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
    1[​IMG] United States (USA)502924103
    2[​IMG] China (CHN)19111242
    3[​IMG] Soviet Union (URS)17151749
    4[​IMG] Sweden (SWE)15221855
    5[​IMG] Norway (NOR)1381132
    6[​IMG] Great Britain (GBR)12151643
    7[​IMG] Italy (ITA)1091130
    8[​IMG] France (FRA)912829
    9[​IMG] Russia (RUS)712928
    10[​IMG] Germany (GER)78520
    11[​IMG] Hungary (HUN)73717
    12[​IMG] Switzerland (SUI)66820
    13[​IMG] Romania (ROM)54514
    14[​IMG] Unified Team (EUN)5218
    15[​IMG] Finland (FIN)471021
    16[​IMG] Bulgaria (BUL)46616
    17[​IMG] West Germany (FRG)44311
    18[​IMG] Canada (CAN)4329
    [​IMG] Czechoslovakia (TCH)4329
    20[​IMG] Poland (POL)42511
    21[​IMG] Australia (AUS)41510
    22[​IMG] Ukraine (UKR)4105
    23[​IMG] Denmark (DEN)39517
    24[​IMG] East Germany (GDR)38516
    25[​IMG] South Korea (KOR)3519
    26[​IMG] Greece (GRE)34310
    27[​IMG] Yugoslavia (YUG)3126
    28[​IMG] Czech Republic (CZE)2338
    29[​IMG] Belgium (BEL)1337
    30[​IMG] Austria (AUT)1258
    31[​IMG] Japan (JPN)1236
    32[​IMG] Peru (PER)1203
    33[​IMG] Brazil (BRA)1113
    34[​IMG] India (IND)1102
    35[​IMG] Azerbaijan (AZE)1023
    36[​IMG] Germany (EUA)1012
    [​IMG] North Korea (PRK)1012
    [​IMG] Slovenia (SLO)1012
    39[​IMG] Lithuania (LTU)1001
    [​IMG] United Arab Emirates (UAE)1001
    41[​IMG] Belarus (BLR)0246
    42[​IMG] Spain (ESP)0213
    [​IMG] Kazakhstan (KAZ)0213
    44[​IMG] Colombia (COL)0202
    45[​IMG] Independent Olympic Participants (IOP)0123
    [​IMG] Slovakia (SVK)0123
    47[​IMG] Mongolia (MGL)0112
    [​IMG] Netherlands (NED)0112
    49[​IMG] Argentina (ARG)0101
    [​IMG] Chile (CHI)0101
    [​IMG] Latvia (LAT)0101
    [​IMG] Moldova (MDA)0101
    [​IMG] Mexico (MEX)0101
    [​IMG] Portugal (POR)0101
    [​IMG] South Africa (RSA)0101
    [​IMG] Serbia and Montenegro (SCG)0101
    57[​IMG] Cuba (CUB)0033
    58[​IMG] Croatia (CRO)0011
    [​IMG] Georgia (GEO)0011
    [​IMG] Haiti (HAI)0011
    [​IMG] Kuwait (KUW)0011
    [​IMG] New Zealand (NZL)0011
    [​IMG] Venezuela (VEN)0011
    Total243244242729
     
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  11. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Arm the Venezuelan's and watch the hilarity ensue!
     
  12. boulder77

    boulder77 Certified Organic Club Member

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    Obviously, they are not employing the talents of the drug cartels .....
     
  13. fatbuff

    fatbuff Well-Known Member

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    Olympics are for amateurs. We are professionals.
     
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