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.
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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