Friday, June 21, 2013

I Love My Tribe...

#1 Blogdaughter sends in this heartwarming story of gunnies once again coming to the rescue...

Nebraska Boy Scout group short on bullets gets windfall
Donations of bullets have poured into a southeast Nebraska Boy Scout group after it raised concerns that an ammunition shortage would force campers to learn to shoot using air guns rather than rifles.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports leaders of the Scout's Cornhusker Council sought donations of .22-caliber bullets after retailers weren't able to fill their order.
I know, I know. They got a cartridge windfall, not a bullet windfall. The local Boy Scout troop was looking for hard-to-find .22LR ammunition in the recent shortage. They were afraid they would have to cancel the rifle portion of their summer camp, meaning that a good number of young scouts would miss their introduction to shooting. They were hoping for a miracle - they needed more than 20K rounds of .22LR ammo at a time when demand is at an all-time high.

They received 65K rounds.

65,000 rounds of hard-to-find .22LR ammo were donated to the Council to teach young men to shoot. If that doesn't bring a lump to your throat and a tear to your eye, just think about the fit of vapors that Diane Feinstein, Chuck Schumer, and George Soros must be having thinking of ZOMG THOUSANDS OF ROUNDS being GIVEN to LITTLE BABY CHILDREN. Here's the best part, that ought to put a big smile on your face: I'll bet you $100 that there are fewer accidental discharges in that Council in the next 20 years than IRS agents did in 2...

Thanks to the gunnie community, hundreds of young men will be learning to shoot - Happy Friday.

That is all.

5 comments:

Brad_in_MA said...

As an Eagle Scout (1979, Troop 800, South Florida Council), to use a word from my Tribe's language . . . I'm kvelling !!!!

Brad

Anonymous said...

As a former boy scout, I hope they get better than the WWII surplus 22 LR rounds we had in the early 80's.

Joseph in IL

Geodkyt said...

The thing is, this tribal behavior is simply not surprising anymore.

The Gunny Monkeysphere may have odd topography, but is generally cleaner inside. And for all the individualist, anti-collectivist, anti-communitarianism current running through it, is unbelievably helpful, generous, and inviting.

That's why I like this Monkeysphere. . .

Dave H said...

Geodykt: It's not that we don't like being helpful. We just don't like being TOLD to be helpful.

Ed said...

My local neighborhood gunshop solicits the change from the shop's transactions to contribute to the local BSA Council's shooting program. The shop's owner was impressed at the response from her customers.