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By Dean Weingarten

Come and Take it Fort Worth

Come and Take it Fort Worth

Dean Weingarten

Dean Weingarten

Arizona - -(Ammoland.com)-  The above picture is going viral on the net. It shows a couple of members of Come And Take It of Fort Worth with some Girl Scouts.

I talked to Kathy Perkins, who was there,  and she told me about how it came to be taken.

Kathy says that the local chapter of Come And Take it was engaging in their usual act of civic education by taking a walk in the area.   While they were doing so, they saw the Girl Scouts selling cookies.   Feeling a little hungry, they decided to buy some of the cookies.  The Girl Scouts were excited about the open carry of rifles and liked the idea of people exercising their rights.   They agreed to a picture with the CATI members, which Kathy posted on the web.  Someone, unknown to Kathy, grabbed the photo and it took off, going viral.  Kathy is one of the founders of momswithgunsdemandaction.com.   I did not find the picture on their web site, but I did find a notice that they are working on improving the site.
Myfoxdfw.com did a story on the picture, and the local Girl Scout council felt obligated to remind everyone that they do not get involved in political issues.

Girl Scouts is not a political organization and we do not advocate on any position. Further, neither girls nor volunteers are allowed to promote another organization in their role with Girl Scouts. When working in an official capacity, both girls and adults are to uphold the Girl Scout Promise and Law in all they say and do.”

Even 50 years ago, the picture would not have been considered political.   The equivalent guns of the day, M1 Garands and M1 carbines, were not controversial.  You could buy them through the mail, and the government encouraged such purchases.   A boy or girl scout troop that posed with adults holding such rifles would merely have been seen as picturesque.  50 years of infringements on second amendment rights have resulted in the current situation.

Kathy said that she has been subject to numerous personal attacks on the Internet because of the photograph.

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About Dean Weingarten;
Dean Weingarten has been a peace officer, a military officer, was on the University of Wisconsin Pistol Team for four years, and was first certified to teach firearms safety in 1973.  He taught the Arizona concealed carry course for fifteen years until the goal of constitutional carry was attained. He has degrees in meteorology and mining engineering, and recently retired from the Department of Defense after a 30 year career in Army Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation.

  • 10 User comments to “Anti Gunners Panic Over Girl Scouts Posing with Come & Take it Fort Worth Members”

    1. I’m not a fan of Girl Scouts, because they are in cahoots with planned parenthood, but still, this is a nice pic.

    2. Boy Scouts at least used to hold to a higher standard and had a special award for scouts that made a concerted effort to learn about and express knowlege of and support of
      God and country.

    3. D. Murphy on January 29, 2014 at 8:52 AM said:

      When I was a Boy Scout we used to shoot .22 rifles at summer camp. When I was in ROTC in college we had a rifle range in the basement of the ROTC building, rifles and ammunition stored there (.22 rifles and M14’s) I’m sure that has also been done away with.

    4. How about a “scout rifle” for every Boy Scout or Girl Scout that wants to earn a “Merit Badge” for safely learning about firearms? Trouble is Progressives have already infiltrated both organizations!

    5. We the people should start taking action and start holding anyone accountable for attacking our second amendment rights.

    6. Only blind dumb sheep put their kids in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts anyway. Hitler had the same exact organizations used for slowly conditioning kids …

    7. El guapo on January 29, 2014 at 8:37 PM said:

      Anybody out there have info on what Therain said about Girl scouts being in Cahoots with planed Parenthood, I will stop supporting the girls scouts at the slightest hint of Girl scout money going to abortion. Thanks

    8. Too bad our schools don’t teach a marksmanship class, would be so easy to do using Eddie Eagle Program from NRA to introduce the kids to safety and firearms.

    9. There was a scumbag last year that stole the cash box from some Girl Scouts out here in UT…I don’t think they would have to worry about that there…

    10. Seanoamericano on January 30, 2014 at 5:15 AM said:

      DA Moran
      Learning about God Country and Honor plus self reliance is a good thing.
      Its better than the propaganda garbage in the public fool system like global warming my two daddys and revisionist history.
      The more I look around at society and the problems I see a common thread and thinking back to what Gen. Patton said about fighting the wrong people.

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