Scouts-L Mail Archive for November of 1998: Re: Laser Pointers
Re: Laser Pointers
Wed, 4 Nov 1998 09:46:16 -0800
> Maybe we should encourage Scouting magazine to remove
> laser pointer advertisements from Boy's Life.... I
> noticed such ads recently..............
I was not going to weigh in on this topic, but now feel compelled to.
Banning an ad is, to me, an extreme response, not to mention it
cancels out a revenue source that helps pays for a great magazine.
The laser pointer is a TOOL. Used correctly, it can be a good tool.
Used incorrectly, it can, apparently, inflict damage to a person or an
The same is true of other tools - knives, axes, hammers, shovels,
ropes, BB rifles, bows and arrows, etc. Each, used correctly, is
Likewise, each, used incorrectly, can have negative consequences
ranging from annoying to life threatening
I don't (presently) own a pointer, nor does my son nor does my
daughter. If any of us did, and used it inappropriately, I'd expect
to see if lifted as a punishment. But I would not expect to see a
tool destroyed or banned from existence due to the ignorance of its
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driving away from the town square.
Kevin Pate firstname.lastname@example.org
Pack 271 CA, Adams Elementary, Norman, OK
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