scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: BSA vs NRA certification
David Gottshall (Gottshalld@AOL.COM
Tue Jul 18 2000 - 21:36:47 CDT
I was going to let this pass until Bob Lazell wrote:
A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
a weapon by any other name is just a deadly.
Come on folks call, it what it is and just deal with it.
A firearm, gun, pistol, revolver, automatic, rifle, or shotgun is used for
target shooting, hunting, and even self-defense. It can be a sporting good.
It can be a tool. It is always dangerous if not properly used or given the
respect it deserves.
BSA provides for the supervised use of single-shot .22 rifles and shotguns
under its field sports program. BSA provides for hunting activities under
the Venture program.
A healthy respect, proper training, and quality supervision make these object
no more dangerous than any other tool a scout may use at camp or in the
A weapon is ANY device used to fighting or warfare.
Can a firearm be used as a weapon? Sure; so can a spoon. I don't use a
weapon to eat my soup though.
I use to be a Fox.
Bicentennial Eagle Scout
Class of 1976
Life Member, NRA