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Posted by: 3AW BREAKFAST | 8 June, 2012 - 8:22 AM
Queen Gun

This image was taken in 1993 and features Her Majesty firing a gun at the National Shooting Centre at Bisley, England.

 

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'Knucklehead' swimmers' gun pose

Swimmers PHOTO: Sport-loving Australians expressed their disappointment this afternoon after a photograph of Olympian swimmers Nick D'Arcy and Kenrick Monk posing with pistols and shotguns surfaced. Sport commentator Jim Wilson is furious.

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  • The gun toting swimmers debacle is like stopping them driving because there are accidents..........Her Maj is the chief of the defence force and was in the air force so i'd be suprised if she didnt shoot something.

    Barney Wednesday 25 July, 2012 - 7:28 PM
  • We had all this crap over the swimmers photo. Today in the HeraldSun on page 3 we have shooting representatives aiming their pistols at cameras presumably with a cameraman holding it. The first thing you are taught with gun safety is that you treat your gun as if it is loaded. These representatives have done far worse than the swimmers did in my view

    Ian Montgomery Tuesday 19 June, 2012 - 2:26 PM
  • What the Hell's wrong with that. "Liz" is authorised and entitled to operate, or allow to be in charge of, any firearm she wants. At a rough guess, I'd say she didn't enjoy this particular experience.

    David T. Wednesday 13 June, 2012 - 6:42 PM
  • An total over reaction. D'Arcy's previous court case aside, what has happened to the Aussie humor and our iconic larrikinism. Isn't this what the photo is portraying? So its "dumb and dumber"! Get over it!

    Lynne Sunday 10 June, 2012 - 11:49 AM
  • Irrelevant pic to this stupid debate.

    QE2 is Colonel-in-Chief to umpteen army battalions and regiments so it stands to reason that she would be seen in priximity to military firearms.

    Amongst other events at Bisley, there is the Queen's Shooting Prize.

    Jake Sunday 10 June, 2012 - 3:54 AM
  • Should we hate on the Queen and all of the Princes too???
    Ohhh they have all fired and have photos with guns.

    Oh that's right, I am no longer in primary school and refuse to bully someone over a picture!

    Allison Saturday 9 June, 2012 - 1:03 AM

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