scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: BSA vs NRA certification
Tue Jul 18 2000 - 16:33:18 CDT
On Tue, 18 Jul 2000 09:37:34 -0400 "jay.thal" <jay.thal@TCS.WAP.ORG>
>power of the weaponry.
>BSA weaponry training restricts usage to weapons
I would like to encourage Jay, and all other Scouters to follow the
policy we use in our council, and NEVER use the term weapon when on a
range or talking about our shooting sports program. In our council, we
learn about and use firearms or guns, not weapons. The tool we are using
is only a weapon if you use it in that manner. There is no place for
weapons in our program, but I feel (some may disagree) that there is a
definate place for guns and firearms (and bows).
Lets not make it any easier for the anti-shooting/gun crowd to critisize
us by tossing around terms like weapons and weapon training.