scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: BSA vs NRA certification
Tue Jul 18 2000 - 08:37:34 CDT
Perhaps the word should have been "realistic" not "apoplectic".
> There is an almost apoplectic need by the BSA to distant itself from the
Perhaps that is because BSA recognizes the differences in age-related
maturity levels of the participants; their impressionability; and the
power of the weaponry.
Even a BB gun, inappropriately handled, can maim. A close examination
of my right eye since age nine can attest to that (not self-inflicted).
BSA weaponry training restricts usage to weapons which chamber only one
round (no clips, no magazines, no belts).
BSA's policy precludes war-gaming.