Skip to comments.CU campus police shut down NERF game
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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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.
Great! Boulder, CO can finally take some of its own ridiculous PC medicine.
Well don’t blame the students when the zombies take over.
They’re just afraid the kids would beat the football team.
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.
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.
Forget NERF guns.
While in ROTC, we use to carry M-14’s through campus while going to the range.
I hope you noted the installation.
Same here. Laser tag with full fatigues and face paint...at night.
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.
Naturally...I was an upperclassman by then! LOL!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
We did do, and that was just 4 years ago, though at a conservative Christian school.
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.
Now only outlaws will have Nurf Guns.
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?
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.
That would leave puddles beneath coeds today.
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.
“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.
Stupidity must be like cream.
"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.
More like a septic tank. The really big chunks rise to the top,
That one too, but I’ll take Linda Fiorentino over Linda Hamilton.
50 caliber with telescopic sights... could shoot down an airplane.
True, but they're probably anticipating calls from tight-assed pantywaist nanny-state liberals, who don't fit that description.
This is “So Boulder.”
This isn’t right! How are they going to defend themselves from the zombies?
Ahhh. Now I understand! Zombies have already infiltrated the campus police and are setting the stage for a complete campus takeover!
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.
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