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CU campus police shut down NERF game
Cleveland gun Rights Examiner ^ | December 8, 2009 | Daniel White

Posted on 12/09/2009 9:36:41 AM PST by Still Thinking

Students at the University of Colorado are being told by campus police that their planned game of "Humans vs. Zombies" must be canceled because of a campus ban on toys that look like guns.

The planned game would divide participants into "humans" and "zombies" with the human team defending themselves with NERF guns. Campus police "[fear] they could be painted to look like a real weapon and someone could become alarmed and notify authorities, who would have to respond."

"If we have people playing a game and someone happens to be walking and sees someone crouched down with something that looks like a weapon, then they call us, we're going to respond," said campus police spokesman Mollie Bosley.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; bluestate; democrats; donutwatch; examiner; nannystate; nerf; wimps; wusses
The wussification of America continues apace.
1 posted on 12/09/2009 9:36:42 AM PST by Still Thinking
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To: Still Thinking

Just....damn.


2 posted on 12/09/2009 9:38:59 AM PST by gimme1ibertee ("In a time of universal deceit,telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act"-George Orwell)
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To: Still Thinking
Yet another AK-47


3 posted on 12/09/2009 9:40:32 AM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: Still Thinking

They would have had a cow if they had been around when I was in college. We played the assassination game, complete with rubber stick-um dart guns, masks, etc. Man, I had forgotten all about that. What a blast.


4 posted on 12/09/2009 9:40:37 AM PST by Hazwaste (Some people are like slinkies. Only good for pushing down stairs.)
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To: Still Thinking

Great! Boulder, CO can finally take some of its own ridiculous PC medicine.


5 posted on 12/09/2009 9:41:23 AM PST by Wisconsinlady
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To: Still Thinking

Well don’t blame the students when the zombies take over.


6 posted on 12/09/2009 9:41:49 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (Life is a tragedy for those who feel, but a comedy to those who think. - Horace Walpole)
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To: Still Thinking

They’re just afraid the kids would beat the football team.


7 posted on 12/09/2009 9:42:22 AM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Hodar

8 posted on 12/09/2009 9:47:16 AM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: Still Thinking
Campus police [fear] they could be painted to look like a real weapon and someone could become alarmed and notify authorities, who would have to respond

Translation: We don't feel like, you know, doing our job or anything difficult like that!. We'd rather sit here in the warm dry office sipping coffee and eating donuts.

9 posted on 12/09/2009 9:47:37 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: Hazwaste
They would have had a cow if they had been around when I was in college.

We threw frisbees in our dorm hall. I really learned how to throw one straight.

We also liked butt sliding on weekends. Soap up the floor, get a running start, and off you go.

That lasted until they installed carpets in that dorm.

10 posted on 12/09/2009 9:53:13 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Still Thinking

Forget NERF guns.

While in ROTC, we use to carry M-14’s through campus while going to the range.


11 posted on 12/09/2009 9:54:54 AM PST by PanzerKardinal (Don't give up any of your rights. They were purchased for you by blood!)
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To: Night Hides Not
That lasted until they installed carpets in that dorm.

I hope you noted the installation.

12 posted on 12/09/2009 9:56:09 AM PST by stayathomemom (Beware of cat attacks while typing!)
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To: Richard Kimball
They’re just afraid the kids would beat the football team.

LOL!

13 posted on 12/09/2009 9:58:36 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Hazwaste

Same here. Laser tag with full fatigues and face paint...at night.


14 posted on 12/09/2009 10:00:25 AM PST by Pete (exponential problems require exponential solutions : 29thday.org)
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To: Still Thinking

The peepholes republik of Boulder and the Nazis of the CUPD are alarmed that anyone might actually want to have fun and not make it a political issue. The Capitalism that made CU a good engineering school must be banned.


15 posted on 12/09/2009 10:00:47 AM PST by Steamburg ( Your wallet speaks the only language most politicians understand.)
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To: stayathomemom
I hope you noted the installation.

Naturally...I was an upperclassman by then! LOL!

16 posted on 12/09/2009 10:04:34 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: PanzerKardinal
While in ROTC, we use to carry M-14’s through campus while going to the range.

I hear you. I was on the Rifle Team all four years, and our .22 range was on the 4th floor of the Admin building.

No biggie..it was during the 70s.

17 posted on 12/09/2009 10:07:00 AM PST by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: Still Thinking
No reasonably sentient human beign could mistake a nerf gun for the real thing. Sheesh.
18 posted on 12/09/2009 10:13:37 AM PST by colorado tanker (What's it all about, Barrrrry? Is it just for the power, you live?)
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To: PanzerKardinal
...While in ROTC, we use to carry M-14’s through campus while going to the range...

In high school (Alabama 1970's), our JROTC rifle range was in a basement under the school. Wonder if it's still there. I'm sure liberals would have a cow.

19 posted on 12/09/2009 10:16:27 AM PST by FReepaholic (Give me ambiguity or give me something else!)
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To: Still Thinking

How hard is it to do the following:
- Write “kids playing with Nerf guns.” on the police report.
- If 911 was used, forward the caller’s name, address, and phone number to the DA for prosecution under the actual crime of abusing the 911 line.

Hm, how hard is that?


20 posted on 12/09/2009 10:17:08 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: Hazwaste
We played the assassination game, complete with rubber stick-um dart guns, masks, etc. Man, I had forgotten all about that. What a blast.

I remember two movies from the '80s that played on that theme. One was Gotcha!, the other, I can't remember the name, but the plot was that someone was taking the game too far and actually killing students.

From Gotcha!

Jonathan: [looking back at East Berlin and giving it the finger] **** you! [looking back to the M.P]
M.P.: [looking at Jonathan, then looking at East Berlin] I've been wanting to do that for the last six months.

21 posted on 12/09/2009 10:22:32 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: Hazwaste

We did do, and that was just 4 years ago, though at a conservative Christian school.

Fun stuff.

This is really sad.

Colleges that have their own “police” (refuse to call them police even if they are officially that) sometimes have ridiculous rules.


22 posted on 12/09/2009 10:25:10 AM PST by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: Still Thinking

Now only outlaws will have Nurf Guns.


23 posted on 12/09/2009 10:27:41 AM PST by bmwcyle (When do they collect and jail the homeless when they don't buy their health care?)
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To: Still Thinking
"...someone crouched down with something that looks like a weapon, then they call us, we're going to respond..."
But if someone calls in to reports zombies they won't respond?
24 posted on 12/09/2009 10:34:23 AM PST by astyanax (Liberalism: Logic's retarded cousin.)
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To: Still Thinking

brains......brains.....brains.....


25 posted on 12/09/2009 10:35:43 AM PST by usmcobra (Your chances of dying in bed are reduced by getting out of it, but most people still die in bed)
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To: Still Thinking

Dang. In the early ‘80s the campus murder game was “Assassin.”

Players were issued plastic toy pistols that shot soft suction-cup-tipped darts. You could only load a single round; you had to cock the gun and load another dart for a follow-up shot.

Each player was initially assigned another player as a “target.” If you succeeded in shooting your target, you took over hunting his/her target.

Some rules were required to make it sporting:

1. You were allowed to shoot only: (a) your target; (b) someone who just tried to shoot you; or (c) a player wearing a mask. If you shot someone OTHER than your target, someone who just took a shot at you, or a masked assassin, you were disqualified.

2. Unless you wore a mask, there could be no more than two witnesses when you shot your target. If there were more, the shot didn’t count, (and the target was free to shoot you).

3. The two-witness rule did NOT apply to an assassin wearing a MASK, as long as he/she put on the mask in private.

4. Classrooms and dorm rooms were “safe” zones—no shooting allowed.

The two-witness rule taught players to try to stay in well-populated areas when not in class or in their rooms. This lead to more and more masked-assassin attacks. You’d be eating dinner and suddenly someone would shout “mask!!!” You’d look up to see a masked gunman running through the dining hall, racing towards his target while dodging shots from every other player in the room. It was really fun.

Can you imagine trying this today?


26 posted on 12/09/2009 10:43:52 AM PST by mondonico (Peace through Superior Firepower)
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To: mondonico
Dang. In the early ‘80s the campus murder game was “Assassin.”


27 posted on 12/09/2009 10:45:06 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Still Thinking
Campus Police huh. The local shopping mall must not have been hiring, so Campus Police was the next best thing.

Must be a bunch of pu$$ieS that can't cut it in the real world, so they need badges to make them tough.

...Oops...Boulder, Colorado...Is be a bunch of pu$$ieS that can't cut it in the real world, so they need badges to make them tough.

No wonder they're afraid of a Nerf gun. There ain't ONE entire testicle in that town, or an ounce of common sense.

28 posted on 12/09/2009 10:45:37 AM PST by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: PanzerKardinal

That would leave puddles beneath coeds today.


29 posted on 12/09/2009 10:48:06 AM PST by 1010RD (First Do No Harm)
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To: Still Thinking

good gravy


30 posted on 12/09/2009 10:50:24 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: colorado tanker
No reasonably sentient human being could mistake a nerf gun for the real thing.

This is the University of Colorado we're talking about. The school where the faculty and administration mistook Ward Churchill for a legitimate academic professional and hired him as a direct-to-tenure professor. And where plenty of students protested his firing, even after it came to light that virtually his entire resume was lies.

31 posted on 12/09/2009 10:50:56 AM PST by GovernmentShrinker
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To: FReepaholic

Lee?


32 posted on 12/09/2009 10:52:39 AM PST by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: Still Thinking

“This is what leads to “man with a gun” calls to police simply because a person is walking their dog down the street while legally carrying a firearm in a holster without a shred of suspicious behavior.”
We’d get these types of calls from time to time. I’d respond with “Ok. Is he doing something wrong?” The response would always be “He’s carrying a firearm and people are concerned.” My response would be something along the lines of “Oh well. He’s within the law. Nothing we can do.”
There are fewer and fewer Americans left on this continent.


33 posted on 12/09/2009 11:20:50 AM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Still Thinking

Stupidity must be like cream.


34 posted on 12/09/2009 12:15:44 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats, the party of evil. Republicans, the party of stupid.)
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To: Still Thinking
Campus police "[fear] they could be painted to look like a real weapon and someone could become alarmed and notify authorities, who would have to respond."

"A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed." would be a good response.

35 posted on 12/09/2009 12:39:04 PM PST by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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To: GI Joe Fan

AK-47

36 posted on 12/09/2009 12:44:39 PM PST by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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To: RobinOfKingston

More like a septic tank. The really big chunks rise to the top,


37 posted on 12/09/2009 12:47:34 PM PST by magslinger (Cry MALAISE! and let slip the dogs of incompetence.)
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To: dfwgator

38 posted on 12/09/2009 1:07:13 PM PST by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: Tatze

That one too, but I’ll take Linda Fiorentino over Linda Hamilton.


39 posted on 12/09/2009 1:08:57 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: magslinger

50 caliber with telescopic sights... could shoot down an airplane.


40 posted on 12/09/2009 1:44:35 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: colorado tanker
No reasonably sentient human beign could mistake a nerf gun for the real thing.

True, but they're probably anticipating calls from tight-assed pantywaist nanny-state liberals, who don't fit that description.

41 posted on 12/09/2009 1:50:07 PM PST by Still Thinking (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: Still Thinking

This is “So Boulder.”


42 posted on 12/09/2009 4:26:37 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Still Thinking

This isn’t right! How are they going to defend themselves from the zombies?


43 posted on 12/09/2009 4:30:08 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Oztrich Boy
Well don’t blame the students when the zombies take over.

Ahhh. Now I understand! Zombies have already infiltrated the campus police and are setting the stage for a complete campus takeover!

44 posted on 12/09/2009 4:32:16 PM PST by 6ppc (It's torch and pitchfork time)
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To: Still Thinking
The wussification of America continues apace.

Truly. When we played Humans and Zombies in college it was with flaming rolls of toilet paper soaked in lamp oil. You can send one of them nearly 100 yards using an ordinary broomstick.

45 posted on 12/09/2009 4:36:38 PM PST by spodefly (This is my tag line. There are many like it, but this one is mine.)
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