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TX:Girl Scouts and Guns Go Viral in Dallas
Gun Watch ^
| 29 January, 2014
| Dean Weingarten
Posted on 01/28/2014 4:03:43 PM PST by marktwain
The above picture is going viral on the net. It shows a couple of members of Come And Take It of Fort Worth with some Girl Scouts. I talked to Kathy Perkins, who was there, and she told me about how it came to be taken.
Kathy says that the local chapter of Come And Take it was engaging in their usual act of civic education by taking a walk in the area. While they were doing so, they saw the Girl Scouts selling cookies. Feeling a little hungry, they decided to buy some of the cookies. The Girl Scouts were excited about the open carry of rifles and liked the idea of people exercising their rights. They agreed to a picture with the CATI members, which Kathy posted on the web. Someone, unknown to Kathy, grabbed the photo and it took off, going viral. Kathy is one of the founders of momswithgunsdemandaction.com
. I did not find the picture on their web site, but I did find a notice that they are working on improving the site.
did a story on the picture, and the local Girl Scout council felt obligated to remind everyone that they do not get involved in political issues.
Girl Scouts is not a political organization and we do not advocate on any position. Further, neither girls nor volunteers are allowed to promote another organization in their role with Girl Scouts. When working in an official capacity, both girls and adults are to uphold the Girl Scout Promise and Law in all they say and do."
Even 50 years ago, the picture would not have been considered political. The equivalent guns of the day, M1 Garands and M1 carbines, were not controversial. You could buy them through the mail, and the government encouraged such purchases. A boy or girl scout troop that posed with adults holding such rifles would merely have been seen as picturesque. 50 years of infringements on second amendment rights have resulted in the current situation.
Kathy said that she has been subject to numerous personal attacks on the Internet because of the photograph.
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TOPICS: Education; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: banglist; dallas; girlscouts; tx
Girl scouts and guns only becomes controversial when you are attempting to eviscerate the second amendment.
posted on 01/28/2014 4:03:43 PM PST
* Heads exploding at MSDNC *
Agreed. These blatantly partisan attacks on anyone daring to exercise their Rights, particularly RKBA, need to be met head on with derision and scorn.
We either take back what is rightfully ours, or they will gleefully continue take it from us.
posted on 01/28/2014 4:17:27 PM PST
by Dead Corpse
(I will not comply.)
Ft.Worth ain’t Dallas and Dallas ain’t Ft.Worth....just sayin....
posted on 01/28/2014 4:17:41 PM PST
(I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
This was Dallas? Perhaps I jumped the gun.....
posted on 01/28/2014 4:20:09 PM PST
(I Shall Remain, in spite of __________.)
I did not get the exact address. It was the Fort Worth Chapter of Come and Take It, and the FoxDFW... It might well have been Fort Worth, but Girl Scouts go viral in Dallas has a ring to it.
posted on 01/28/2014 4:20:53 PM PST
(The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
Regardless of the "side" of the Metropelex, we all agree that this is an great picture, representing two things that are important. Our rights, and our children being properly educated to said rights.
Nice pic and nice post. BUmp!
posted on 01/28/2014 4:26:35 PM PST
($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
Not political except for Planned Parenthood, abortion, and exploring other girls.
It's too bad the picture is out of focus and grainy. Since the Girl Scout shot was staged, the photographer should have used a camera instead of an Obamaphone.
This is better:
posted on 01/28/2014 5:34:15 PM PST
(Common sense isn't common anymore.)
Jeez, I hope the LIBS at the Girl Scouts USA’s HQ don’t have a cow...
posted on 01/28/2014 6:40:30 PM PST
(2014: The Year of DEAD RINOS)
The sportsmen’s club I’ve belonged to since 1987 includes trap,
r&p, and 5 star archery range along with a clubhouse with liquor
and beer bar, and a kitchen. During the school year we host 120
4H kids ages 10-18yrs of age one Saturday each mth for the 4H
shooting program. Specially trained members teach kids guns and
gun safety. Then it is out to the ranges to demonstrate learning
by doing. The kids compete with other 4Hers around the country
in postal shoot competitions. The kids are uniformly attentive
even during long class lectures. Parents and kids all love the
program and it is all free of charge.
Two side notes: We are located in rural Northern California and
General Chuck Yeager has been a club member since 1982.
posted on 01/28/2014 6:41:11 PM PST
(NorCal red turf)
Given how close the leadership of the Girl Scouts is with Planned Parenthood, it is only a matter of time before the go Full Liberal on gun too.
say no to the GSA and BSA
posted on 01/28/2014 6:52:44 PM PST
(Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
Didn’t the girl scouts vote Wendy Davis women of the year or something like that?
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