scouts-l Mail Archive for July of 2000: Re: BSA vs NRA certification
Bob Lazell (rlazell@QED.NET
Wed Jul 19 2000 - 06:20:04 CDT
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> As an NRA Instructor in my council, we as rifle/shotgun instructors have
> I do take offense to Bob's comment.
Do I take it that some on the list assumed I am anti-gun? While I am sure
that we would disagree on many aspects of gun control, the NRA, and maybe
life in general <grin> I am not, nor will I ever be against the tool that
goes bang. It can be used for a number of enjoyable and honorable pursuits.
Its proper use is a skill I mastered in the service of our country where I
learned its power first hand. I am willing to defend it's proper use while
calling it what it is.
>Can a firearm be used as a weapon? Sure; so can a spoon. I don't use a
>weapon to eat my soup though.
No matter what you do with it, a gun is always a weapon. My spoons never
accidentally jump out of my soup bowl and kill somebody, does this happen
much to you? <grin>
Bob Lazell, SM
Valley Cottage, NY