Terrorist Boy Scouts? (Yes Second Amendment Related)
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Terrorist boy scouts?
Posted on 07/25/2007 11:04:48 AM EDT by AmericanHunter
Terrorist Boy Scouts?
Let me say up front: I am not making this up.
There's a Boy Scout camp in Colorado where they've taught gun safety and target shooting for years. Well, when some newcomer neighbors complained about it, the county sheriff there likened the place to a "Hamas training camp."
Elbert County Sheriff William Frangis, who's testified in favor of gun bans in Denver on multiple occasions, now has the Boy Scouts in his sights.
So, what were the Scouts doing that caused all the commotion?
Shooting sporting clays during a two-day fundraiser.
Yeah, I know: So what?
The Peaceful Valley Scout Ranch has had a shooting range for rifles and pistols for years. No one ever complained about it before.
But as the anti-gun granola crowd has moved out of the cities to find trees to hug and people to boss around, the Boy Scouts of Peaceful Valley have found themselves under attack.
Instead of doing the neighborly thing and going directly to the Scouts with their complaint, these new busybody neighbors complained to the cops. And, being that Sheriff Frangis seems to hate the Second Amendment, he was only too happy to help.
So when the Scout camp tried to get a permit from the county commissioners to continue shooting on the range, Sheriff Frangis-and those nay-saying neighbors-were there to shut them down.
Frangis warned of lead shot. He spoke ominously of seeing people smoking cigarettes near so-called "stockpiles of ammunition."
One activist said, "It was like World War III had started."
Who are these people?
A county sheriff ought to know that, as far as environmental hazards go, the lead on a shooting range isn't much of a threat.
A county sheriff ought to know that shotgun shells won't suddenly explode in a fireball just because somebody is smoking a cigarette nearby.
A county sheriff ought to know that the Boy Scouts are an important organization that does a lot of good for our country and our kids.
And he shouldn't liken them to terrorists just to grab headlines for his own anti-gun agenda.