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Boy Scouts To Enforce Water Gun Ban This Summer

LEADERS URGED TO CRACK DOWN ON “UNKIND” PRACTICE || By FITSNEWS || The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will be enforcing a ban on water guns this summer.  That’s right … water guns. “As summer – and pool weather! – lingers on the horizon, it’s a good time to remind…

LEADERS URGED TO CRACK DOWN ON “UNKIND” PRACTICE

|| By FITSNEWS || The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) will be enforcing a ban on water guns this summer.  That’s right … water guns.

“As summer – and pool weather! – lingers on the horizon, it’s a good time to remind you that BSA policies prohibit pointing simulated firearms at people,” a post on an official scouting blog noted. “Yes, that includes water guns.”

Wait … what?

“Water guns and rubber band guns must only be used to shoot at targets, and eye protection must be worn,” the Boy Scout manual states.

Not only that, Boy Scouts aren’t allowed to play paintball or laser tag …

“Pointing any type of firearm or simulated firearm at any individual is unauthorized,” according to the organization’s latest Guide to Safe Scouting.  “Scout units may plan or participate in paintball, laser tag or similar events where participants shoot at targets that are neither living nor human representations.”

Jeez …

“A Scout is kind,” the blog noted in defense of the BSA policy.  “What part of pointing a firearm (simulated or otherwise) at someone is kind?”

Umm, as it relates to water guns that’s easy:  The part in which all that cool water provides a momentary respite from oppressive summer heat.

What a joke of a rule this is …

Kids have played with water guns – and played paintball and laser tag – for years.  To presume these games somehow endorse or encourage homicidal tendencies is pure politically correct insanity.

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52 comments

TroubleBaby May 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

The pussification of the nation continues.

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Tazmaniac May 20, 2015 at 10:16 am

Beat me to it. +100

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You Know My Name May 20, 2015 at 10:55 am

Yep and Yep!
+ 100 to each of you!

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 6:31 pm

Are there any pictures of Lil’ Barry in a scout uniform showing his bony knees? I’m not talking about any that Michelle took…

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 20, 2015 at 7:25 pm

For reals, even though our gun crime rate per capita is one of the highest in the world…we must be something right eh?

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TroubleBaby May 20, 2015 at 7:42 pm

Tying gun crime to Boy Scout water gun fights is a looooong way to go to establish a causation fallacy.

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 20, 2015 at 7:45 pm

Denying the level of gun crime in America whilst whining about the pussification of America is a looooong way to go to in disregarding causation.

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TroubleBaby May 20, 2015 at 7:51 pm

Oh phooey-I’m not even going to argue with you over the idea that water gun fights are responsible for gun crime.

We’ll let everyone decide what makes more sense to themselves.

Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 20, 2015 at 7:59 pm

What say you about violent, first person shooter video games?

Jackie Chiles May 20, 2015 at 9:40 am

Eff this gay earth.

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easterndumbfuckistan May 20, 2015 at 11:41 am

Eff this gay LGBTQQIAAP earth.

I fixed it for you.

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Vote with your feet May 20, 2015 at 9:47 am

If you don’t like it, don’t do scouts.

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FastEddy23 May 20, 2015 at 10:04 am

Yeah! Join a junior motorcycle gang instead.

I got my first firearms training in cub scouts.

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Jackie Chiles May 20, 2015 at 10:24 am

I suspect a lot of people won’t do scouts anymore because of policies like this. Scouting is especially nerdy for a high school kid. Imagine a kid already feeling awkward about wearing a goofy uniform now putting on his eye goggles to shoot a super soaker at a piece of paper on a firing range. Yep, scouting is probably done.

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The Colonel May 20, 2015 at 10:05 am

I was a Scout Master for more than twenty years – I’ve walked away from Scouting over the increasing politicization of the Boy Scouts. I ran the Field Sports program here at Camp Barstow for a couple of years – Field sports are the shooting programs, shotgun, rifle and archery. I wonder how much longer those will be acceptable.

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FastEddy23 May 20, 2015 at 10:07 am

Good on ya. Even a mediocre scout master is better than no scout master at all.

Thank you for your service, especially as a scouting leader. I’m betting you were great at it.

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9" May 21, 2015 at 11:40 pm

My scoutmaster was fantastic,and real hairy,but I didn’t tell.

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Jackie Chiles May 20, 2015 at 10:20 am

Well, you can add water gun shooting to the field sports program. Just be sure to wear your eye protection.

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You Know My Name May 20, 2015 at 10:53 am

Good man! I am surprised those activites are still allowed, given the levrl of chickenshit that organization has embraced.

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Bill Brasky May 20, 2015 at 11:04 am

I completely agree. As an Eagle Scout, this is just sickening to see. Field sports are some of the best activities at scout camp in the summers and I hate to see the BSA go over-board with this nonsense.

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Squishy123 May 20, 2015 at 5:50 pm

BILL BRASKY once used his foreskin as a slingshot and killed a bear!!!

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 6:28 pm

—- and you have personal knowledge of this… how?

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 20, 2015 at 7:23 pm

Don’t like it? Don’t join.

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MaryGAdkins May 21, 2015 at 9:34 am

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Karl May 20, 2015 at 1:27 pm

I always loved going to Barstow!

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Limbaughsaphatkhunt May 20, 2015 at 7:23 pm

In America….I wouldn’t worry. They practically hand out guns to everyone in the hospital when you’re born to celebrate.

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Nölff May 20, 2015 at 10:07 am

I don’t know how to say this. I apologize to anyone who is offended beforehand… but that’s just gay. The girl scouts have more balls.

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Zed May 20, 2015 at 10:17 am

An absolutely insane policy.

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 10:17 am

Tim, a young Boy Scout, fell madly in love with little Jane. He bought her ice cream and candy, and took her to the movies, but she wouldn’t let him kiss her. She wanted Boy Scout knife. Too much in love to be rational, Tim came
over to Jane’s house. In his hand was his knife. He handed it to her. Opening a footlocker against the wall of her room, Jane placed the knife among dozens and dozens of other Boy Scout knives. Bewildered, Time wondered why she had all the knives. Jane explained, “Right now I’m a cute little girl and I can get anything I want. But what’ll happen if I grow up and I become ugly and gruesome? Do you know what a Boy Scout will do for one of these knives?”

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Squishy123 May 20, 2015 at 12:51 pm

I don’t get it.

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Tazmaniac May 20, 2015 at 10:20 am

I guess they will have to start digging two latrine ditches now for gender confusion.

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 10:51 am

— 3 trenches, don’t forget the new class of lgbt(?)

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easterndumbfuckistan May 20, 2015 at 11:38 am

LGBTQQIAAP – is the current acronym. So I count 10 “special trenches” please one for the CisGendered.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cisgendered

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=LGBTQQIAAP

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 11:48 am

heh! heh! —- good ones!

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The Colonel May 20, 2015 at 11:51 am

Maybe we could just dig one big one and push all the fruitcakes in. Real men piss on trees and dig their own catholes.

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9" May 21, 2015 at 11:32 pm

And suck each others’ dicks.Don’t try and kid yourself.

You Know My Name May 20, 2015 at 11:05 am

Will pedophile scoutmasters still be allowed to point a squirting wiener at scouts on camping trips?

Note: This post has noyhing to do with the good Scoutmasters such as The Colonel.

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easterndumbfuckistan May 20, 2015 at 11:34 am

Eye protection will be required.

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easterndumbfuckistan May 20, 2015 at 11:22 am

Ralphie: I want an official SuperSoaker, pump action, constant pressure system
model water rifle!

Scout Master Mortise : No, you’ll shoot your eye out.

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 1:18 pm

I have two AlphaFire Super Soaker water pistols to shoot wasps, bees, and skeeters on my front and back porches. This model is sold as a 3-squirter (3 holes that water comes out of). I put a piece of duck tape over the bottom two holes which creates extra pressure on the top hole for extended range and accuracy. Only $5 at Walmart….

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Squishy123 May 20, 2015 at 5:48 pm

A 3-hole squirter sounds nasty.

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 6:04 pm

For kids it could be fun since it squirts out and spreads, but for my purposes forcing it to use only one exit extends the range for smacking those pesky pests. I use only water so it doesn’t kill them but it confuses them all to hell. I don’t want to get involved in messing around with pesticides, although I’ve thought about it. I don’t want to harm the hummingbirds that visit my porches.

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You Know My Name May 20, 2015 at 7:44 pm

Good thinking, Shifty!

shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 9:33 pm

Gee, wonder what I would do if I had a REAL pistol….

Squishy123 May 20, 2015 at 12:50 pm

More pussification of America, I wonder if the transgender 10 year olds had something to do with this?

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RogueElephant May 20, 2015 at 3:19 pm

When they get through shooting water pistols at targets that don’t look like people do they all get a trophy ? With the woosification of America, where are the men coming from ? I liked “be all that you can be.” myself.

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SP May 20, 2015 at 3:29 pm

Obama has infiltrated the fucking boy scouts

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Mike at the Beach May 20, 2015 at 4:11 pm

“Kind?” I’ve pointed guns at LOTS of folks, and I’m a pretty kind guy…. ;-)

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You Know My Name May 20, 2015 at 7:40 pm

Yep! Same here. Some will tell you I’m a great guy and some will tell you I’m Satan incarnate.

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Mike at the Beach May 20, 2015 at 8:22 pm

Ha! So very true! I sleep well at night, though. The best way to analyze and judge is a simple examination of the people in the two “camps.” The people in the “pro-Mike at the Beach” camp seem to be rational, normal, decent folks. The people who wouldn’t piss on me if I was on fire are generally losers and freaks. ;-)

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Mr. Ducks May 20, 2015 at 5:54 pm

I was on staff at a boy scout camp years ago. Staff stayed in an area of the camp called staff city, separate and apart from the campers. By camp rules, no campers were allowed to come into staff city. Late one night, one very obnoxious and very loud camper did. We caught him and duck taped him to a flag pole where he spent the rest of the night. When he reported this to his scout master the next day the scout master replied “Well, I guess you should not have gone into staff city.”

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shifty henry May 20, 2015 at 6:25 pm

“Don’t be surprised if the BSA bans campfires and replaces them with simulated flames on portable smartphones. Can’t risk the kids burning their marshmallows”.

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