Re: Rifle Merit Badge
Thomas Heavey, Sr. (heavey@NWRAIN.COM)
Tue, 16 Jul 1996 15:18:00 PDT
Paul Brown Wrote:
>A lot of parents are opposed to rifle shooting merit badge. Generally,
>the same ones who think that BSA has too close a connection with the
>military, or who don't want their sons to have anything to do with guns.
>I agree that safety and gun awareness should be the focus of the badge,
>but some minimal qualification should remain.
When I observed the Rifle Merit Badge Classes at a camp
we attended, my objection was not to the level of safety
training or to the use of a rifle as a boy scout activity.
My objection was to the subtle and not very subtle
proslytizing (SP?) on behalf of the NRA and their
(mis)interprtation of the 2nd amendment.
Thomas Heavey, Sr.
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