Boy Scouts Say They Need Ammo Donations

Jennifer Griswold

Boy Scouts Say They Need Ammo Donations

CREATED Mar. 21, 2013

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Boy Scout leaders in southeast Nebraska are asking for donations of .22-caliber ammunition because they're thousands of rounds short of what's needed by area Scouts this summer.

Cornhusker Council district director Jerad Reimer told the Lincoln Journal Star (http://bit.ly/WO275R) that about 24,000 rounds are sought so the Scouts can learn gun safety and work on marksmanship. He says officials have gathered about a quarter of that amount and have tried to buy thousands more rounds. But retailers all say the same thing: We can't sell you that much now or soon.

Stores have reported heavy sales of ammunition since December's shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut and the call for new gun controls.

 

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