With the Olympic committee drawing up alternate plans for the gun based Olynmpic events in 2012 due to strict gun ownership laws in the UK, David Cameron has proposed an amendment to the gun ownership rules temporarily for the duration of the Games.
The prospect of skeet and other shooting events, the biathlon and horse shooting events in doubt, and the athletics race starters being taught how to shout "bang" very loudly, the news from Downing Street comes as welcome news to the organisers.
"We thought we wouldn't be able to shoot any horses, and all the skeets we'd bred for shooting would have to be put down," said Martin Glock, chief co-ordinator for the gun events. "This news is a relief."
The planned mass cull of Trafalgar pigeons will also be going ahead as planned with all the shooting events taking place in a specially constructed arena.
"We're hoping every missed shot will take out at least one pigeon," said Glock, "killing two birds with one stone, or one bird with one bullet if you like."
There was some talk of holding the shooting events in the East End of London, as there would be less chance of disrupting the neighbours.
"We're no longer holding it there at all," said Glock. "No matter what the press say. We had a visit from somebody calling himself Grant Mitchell. He looked a bit like Danny Dyer, but hard. He said if we did any shooty bang bang near his gaff, there'd be trouble. And we believed him."