Re: Should we expell him, and FIREARMS SAFTEY
Wed, 23 Nov 1994 09:38:39 -0700
I recieved my first firearm, a single shot .22 rifle, at the age of 10 or 12.
I had been always taught not to point any gun, toy or otherwise, at a person.
As a condition of beling allowed to keep the rifle, I had to take the NRA
hunter safety course. Imagine my surprise when I was not allowed to attend
one session because I had been caught pointing a cap gun at my sister (who was
pointing one back at me).
Right now, in the city of Phoenix, a 6 year old boy is hospitalized in
critical condition with a BB in his brain. As yet, no one knows how serious
his injury is or will be.
Any piece of equipment capable of emiting ANY projectile should be treated
as a potentially dangerous weapon. Right Lance?
EVEN A BB OR PAINTBALL GUN.
Using this incident as a jump off into the rifle shooting MB is an excellent
idea. The fact that such toys are potentially dangerous can be reiterated
there, with the boys' experience as a reinforcement.
I am also glad that some reason prevailed in the dicipline area, and the boy
has been given the chance to redeam himself.
Chuck Bramlet, ASM Troop 323,
Thunderbird District, Grand Canyon Council, Arizona
I didn't used to be anything! (Except younger) Maybe someday...
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