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Shoulder holster at Winter Olympics sends gun control advocates atwitter

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Marissa Castelli and Simon Shnapir performed at the inaugural Olympic Figure Skating Team Event as part of Team USA. However, Simon wore a shoulder holster as part of the James Bond Skyfall themed routine. This quickly drew fire from gun control advocates.

Twitter comments of “Wooo Guns 'Merika,” “I do not like that the male skater is wearing a gun holster,” “Not sure it sends the best message about America,” and “You look like an idiot” quickly appeared.

However, pro-gun people made comments such as: “Bob Costas will probably lose his mind over that one” and “Gun control loons to sound off in 3, 2, 1.” The latter comment proved to be prescient as anti-gun Twitter comments surfaced shortly thereafter.

Team USA won the Olympic bronze medal for the event. Meryl Davis, Charlie White, Gracie Gold, Ashley Wagner, Jeremy Abbott, and Jason Brown are the other members of the team.

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