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    Prince Edward and the gun.

    Big hullabaloo apparently over Prince Edward's gun handling. Seems people ("world's leading firearms experts") are condemning him for pointing a gun at his son's head. But is he? Or is it the camera angle? When I look at it it seems the boy is actually behind him (or at least level with him) and he is shooting considerably left. I'm no leading gun expert, but I don't see what people are seeing. Looks like an ordinary field scenario. Am I wrong?


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    Here's the link to the story. Prince Edward branded ?reckless? for aiming gun near son?s head | Royal | News | Daily Express
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    He looks to be well left.

    People fear guns. Thus a "news" stroy about a famous person using one is good for ratings.

    I got the pleasure to attend some training in which a sniper took a 100 yard shot at a balloon that was 5 feet from my head (.308, for you gun nuts). I had full trust in the man, so no worries (well, a little worry the first time if I'm to be honest).
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    The lad looks to be safely to the side, behind the firing line so to speak. No worries. The picture did give many critics their chance for a moment of fame.
    Had their truly been any muzzle blast near the Viscount's head the tabloids would have featured a photo of James reacting. That James can be seen a) wearing hearing protection, b) watching the gun, and c) is moving further behind the muzzle reassures me of a safe situation.
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    I expect the lad is well off to one side or the other and the camera kills the 3rd dimension.




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    Yes, the dog looks l good safety officer. I expect the royal pup carries more I. Q. than a whole leftist news organization, say CNN or MSNBC.



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    Agreed.


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