I'll do my Girl Scout Gold Award. People don't realize, it’s every bit as hard as the Boy Scout Eagle Scout and is excepted as same accomplishment for girls. If I can set one state record in hurdles or get close, make all county hockey, improve my GPA, with some honors courses and real good SAT (and I will – my brother is helping me, we’re becoming buds now) they can't keep me out!! Letter shouldn’t be a problem.
I have a t-shirt a well know boxer (who people think is a scoundrel – he’s not, he’s a big softy and cried in children’s wing of hospital when he visited everyone) signed for me. Signed for me after talking to me it says, Erin – HARD WORK, then his name. I look at it every morning before I run.
I will Jacqueline, I’m telling him to write.
All you need to do, if you ever run low on hope, is look at all you've already accomplished. With all you've already done, you've created quite a lot of momentum. You're personal trajectory is pretty intense. Just don't forget us little people when you've made it big in your life. ;-)
And by the way, I got the Girl Scout Gold Award. Back then they called it "First Class Girl Scout". And yeah, it took ALOT of hard work and focus.
So it is very hard, isn't it, the Gold Award? Everyone says that and I'm surprised that so many people kind of pooh pooh it because it's only "girls" and we can't be as tough as the boys. Huh!
Did you save your vest, or sash?
Ammunition was always stored separately in different safes also with multiple locks. We weren't allowed to tell friends there were guns in house, so they wouldn't be "curious"
Just wanted to say that; no mater a person's position on guns, if they are around there can't be too much safety.
Plus the old man saw this thread and said where's the part about safety?
- Supporter 2004-2018
Erinspigs, right there you've shown that you've got more common sense than most people will ever have!I never want to have ideas about anything i can't change when presented with common sense.
I don't like or understand the stereotypical guns-for-self-defense mindset--I think the Second Amendment has been totally misinterpreted--but your family has my respect for emphasizing safety.
We(my family) lives in Western Pennsylvania. We come from a long line of coal workers. My father even dropped out of school in 9th grade to help his family with money, working in coal mines, and as a general laborer. While my mothers side of the family is all white collar, My father's side is blue. We grew up hunting, fishing, and trapping for food with my father. It has been a huge part of our heritage(hunting, trapping, ect.).If we didn't, we wouldn't have had food at his house. I understand why people say that they should have better gun laws, or be more cautious about who they give them to. But when people think about guns, people usually think about Columbine, or the Theatre shootings. Not honest, hardworking people, lugging themselves into the woods at 4 in the morning, hoping to get those few deer, so that they can financially put food on the table for their families. My father taught me to always respect an animal, if you take it's life, never let anything go to waste. Treat it's body with the utmost respect. And never take forgranted that it's body is going to give you nourishment. My father's had the same gun for the last 10 years. My brother's had his since he was of age. I've had mine since i was 16. Guns mean a different think where i live; they do mean security, but for the means of your family and being able to feed yourselves for another year. I hate gun politics, and i feel as if i'm not qualified to talk about such things. But i do wish people would see the other side of guns. But, like most things kids do not understand today(and i'm 21) is that you should have a healthy fear of most things. Guns are powerful, and can take someone's life. They are not to be messed with.
- Supporter 2004-2018
As a means of security: I'm not going to dig up statistics, but for every intruder deterred, there are orders of magnitude more innocent people hurt by guns.
I don't understand your comments.
I am happy a couple of my neighbors have guns. We have bear around here! There are certainly appropriate ways to use them, to store them, and to be responsible gun owners.
Not everyone falls into that category.
I hope you are not afraid if some common sense laws (comprehensive background checks, for example) to weed out at least some of the people who should not have guns are put into place.
I understand how you run up against some people who just hate guns. I don't try to debate them, nothing I say will change their mind and to try is a waste of my time. But it is their right to feel the way they do and express themselves. I adore the second amendment but I love the first.
Everyone here was respectful of my opinion on gun control and there are a few of us who feel the same way. I think most of us can even find some common ground.
In the same way, I think target shooting in or near subdivisions is dangerous. Bullets don't always do what you intend them to do. But find a relatively safe location where bullets can't travel to populated areas and it isn't a danger to other people.
And i agree with you too, Lynx. I don't believe over half of the people(or more) that do have guns should have them. They don't respect guns, and what they can do, or even have an idea of safety with a gun.
I also heard of a story of people shooting off celebritory shots, in a town. They shot in the air(i believe it was the 4th of july) the bullet came down, and actually killed a person who was bbqing in the same small town.