Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

The War on Fun: Missouri State want to ban nerf guns
The Daily Caller ^ | 11/7/2013 | Robby Soave

Posted on 11/07/2013 6:46:04 PM PST by markomalley

Toy nerf guns — the weapon of choice for students participating in Missouri State University’s semi-annual “Humans vs. Zombies” live-action game — may be the latest casualty of irrational anti-gun hysteria at American universities.

Humans vs. Zombies, a once-per-semester tradition at the Springfield campus, involves students using toy nerf guns to shoot foam bullets at each other. Almost 500 students played the most recent iteration of the game last month.

“I get really excited for it,” said Chad Holmes, a faculty advisor for Live Action Society, the group that hosts the game, in a statement to Ozarks First. “It’s my favorite game we play.”

Unfortunately, it involves guns. Toy guns that are incapable of harming anyone, and are enjoyed by small children around the country, but guns nonetheless.

Don Clark, director of public safety at MSU, told a public radio station that the nerf guns are a serious disruption, because other students seem them and report them.

“We cannot tell people that ‘if you see someone with a gun, it might be a Nerf gun, so just disregard it,’” said Clark.

But since the event is announced to campus officials ahead of time, organizers said public safety personnel could do just that.

“They know if they get people running around with Nerf guns calls about that, it is us,” said Holmes.

The nerf guns used in the event are even inspected ahead of time to make sure that none resemble real guns.

Still, the university is weighing a nerf ban.

The student government recently polled students about whether they would support a ban. In fact, most would not.

“It is overwhelming that students don’t feel they pose a safety risk and that even considering banning them is an infringement on students’ ability to enjoy the college experience and express themselves,” said Brittany Donnellen, vice president of the student government, in a statement.

The university did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Follow Robby on Twitter


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; US: Missouri
KEYWORDS: banglist; guncontrol; hoplophobia; msu; nerf; tyranny

1 posted on 11/07/2013 6:46:04 PM PST by markomalley
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Pathetic.


2 posted on 11/07/2013 6:46:49 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

They’ll probably want to BAN Super - Soaker Guns”!


3 posted on 11/07/2013 6:50:32 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

4 posted on 11/07/2013 6:51:24 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

They should ban bubble baths and silly putty at the same time. Creepy commie butt head control freaks. It’s always about control, not common sense.


5 posted on 11/07/2013 6:51:28 PM PST by PistolPaknMama
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Schedule it off campus.


6 posted on 11/07/2013 6:55:56 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impy

Banning Nerf guns or adults playing Humans vs. Zombies?


7 posted on 11/07/2013 6:56:26 PM PST by EEGator
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

The Stupid, it burns!


8 posted on 11/07/2013 6:57:43 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All

ban nerf guns but hand out rubbers, pills and RU486 from a pez dispenser..


9 posted on 11/07/2013 6:58:54 PM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

what next, banning Super Soakers..I had those growing up..heck I still think I have them in the garage somewhere


10 posted on 11/07/2013 6:59:00 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
Is there anything these twerps aren't afraid of?

Nah, didn't think so. A bunch of over-sized toddlers, afraid of the monsters under the bed (what us grownups call "dust bunnies").

11 posted on 11/07/2013 6:59:58 PM PST by hitkicker (The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: newnhdad

ping


12 posted on 11/07/2013 7:02:40 PM PST by Bronzy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: markomalley
This Admin and it's toadies in the Universities want to take all the fun out of our lives. Then we will be more agitated and angry and won't notice when they Nationalize every industry and we all end up working for them. Communism-where everybody works for the State, is billeted in an apartment and given an allowance instead of a paycheck. Obama-taking all the joy out of life and replacing it with State control over everything.
13 posted on 11/07/2013 7:02:42 PM PST by originalbuckeye (Never yield to force; never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

“Still, the university is weighing a nerf ban.”

Everywhere you look, no adults, just a bunch of ——ing babies.
How did the human race survive without these people in charge?


14 posted on 11/07/2013 7:05:54 PM PST by servo1969
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Wow, just wow. Oldest son attends the University of Illinois at Springfield. They just had their humans vs. zombies game week. He’s a junior and this was his third year participating. He says almost all of the students join in - and some teachers and staff. And, really, I would have thought it would be the wimpy libs here in the State of Sillynoise that would ban something like that before Missouri would. Wow.


15 posted on 11/07/2013 7:08:04 PM PST by RonInNaples
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sarah Barracuda

what next, banning Super Soakers..I had those growing up..heck I still think I have them in the garage somewhere

Couldn’t they just ban the t shirts and keep the super soakers?


16 posted on 11/07/2013 7:32:18 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: servo1969
How did the human race survive without these people in charge?

There is a Cosby-sounding like figure up in the clouds saying: "I Brought You Out Of the Dark Ages, and I'll Damn-well Put You Back In It!"

17 posted on 11/07/2013 7:33:51 PM PST by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Makes me want to make a fake advertisement using the Nerf football commercial jingle from a few years back.
“NERF! Chaingun! Rah rah rah!”
Footage is of a kid holding a Hughes M230 chaingun...
Impossible, I know.
But illustration through absurdity sometimes works.


18 posted on 11/07/2013 7:38:12 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Impy

I suppose they are not banning shooting cocks at each other’s faces in gay bondage frAts.


19 posted on 11/07/2013 8:12:05 PM PST by lavaroise
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: EEGator

I meant banning nerf guns but now that you mention it, BOTH.


20 posted on 11/07/2013 8:20:11 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

Next...dart guns, toy guns and holsters, GI Joe Action figures, football, athletics to be replaced with Grooming Etiquette for Gays workbooks and mandatory attendance at Boy Scouts of NAMBLA meetings.../s


21 posted on 11/07/2013 8:37:41 PM PST by jsanders2001
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: lavaroise

Probably not.


22 posted on 11/07/2013 8:47:38 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Impy

Agreed. If a person sees a Nerf gun and thinks it is anything other than completely harmless, he does NOT belong in college! (Unless they are admitting students with room temperature IQ’s;)


23 posted on 11/07/2013 10:21:04 PM PST by Frank_2001 (Well, SOMEONE has to report the news!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

How about rubber bands and paper clips, or maybe wet sponges, or throwing cotton balls. This country is DOOMED.


24 posted on 11/08/2013 2:23:14 AM PST by bikerman (Obama! if his lips are moving he's lying.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: markomalley

The pussification of America continues.


25 posted on 11/08/2013 4:08:25 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: C210N
There is a Cosby-sounding like figure up in the clouds saying: "I Brought You Out Of the Dark Ages, and I'll Damn-well Put You Back In It!"





Are you still killing your unborn?

-- GOD


 


Wanna bet the university 'medical' folks can assist you in killing your fetus?

NERF© guns my butt!

26 posted on 11/08/2013 7:37:22 AM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson