Bullet Donations Pour In for Nebraska Scouting Group
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) —
Donations of bullets have poured into a southeast Nebraska Boy Scout
group after it raised concerns that an ammunition shortage would force
campers to learn to shoot using air guns rather than rifles.
Leaders of the Scout's Cornhusker Council sought donations of
.22-caliber bullets after retailers weren't able to fill their order.
Council district director Jerad Reimers says the group went public with
its problem, hoping for donations of 24,000 rounds in time for training
of scouts at camp.
Instead, people donated more than 65,000
bullets from as far away as Florida. Reimers says an Iowa man gave more
than 10,000 rounds.
Reimers says the bullets will help ensure scouts learn how to handle a gun properly, something he calls "an absolute necessity."