Two days before a teenager rampaged through a high school in Santa Fe, Texas with a Remington 870 short-barreled shotgun and a .38-caliber Rossi revolver, killing ten and wounding ten others, a Girl Scouts troop spanning Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas posted notice of an upcoming event featuring NRA-certified training for range instructors.
The Diamonds troop of Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas will be conducting the range training for adult volunteers who will oversee the girls when they shoot BB guns. The training is scheduled for July 4, 2018 in Searcy, Arkansas and will be led by an NRA-certified trainer.
Many parents have reacted angrily to the training and questioned why it is still scheduled after the Santa Fe shooting. “I refuse to support the NRA,” wrote one mother on the Diamonds’ Facebook page. “Their lobbying and gun laws are killing our children … I know plenty of responsible gun owners who have taken classes from certified instructors who are not NRA instructors
Please contact the Girl Scouts through one of the channels below and give them the following message (personalized to your liking):
I was so upset to see a May 16, 2018 Facebook post from the Diamonds Girl Scouts troop in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas that promoted an upcoming range instructor training for adult volunteers to get an NRA certification. I don’t want to see the Girl Scouts soliciting any certification in training from the NRA, whether it’s for the people who train the girls or your volunteer adults. The NRA’s lobbying is leading to the death of our children in the places they learn and play. It is unconscionable that you would continue to validate them as a legitimate source of expertise on firearms safety. In the future, please seek certification from law enforcement or some other trainer unaffiliated with the NRA. Our girls in the Girl Scouts deserve this and more from their adult leadership.
Phone: (212) 852-8525