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Cub Scout Was Kicked out for Gun Control Question – What Was the Real Story?

What happened?

An 11-year-old Cub Scout had to find a new den after getting extremely detailed in his questions for a Colorado state lawmaker.

Ames Mayfield read from a printed sheet to ask Republican state Sen. Vicki Marble about gun control reform, listing statistics with Americans’ opinions on the issue, the Associated Press reported.

“There is something wrong in our country where Republicans believe it’s a right to own a gun but a privilege to have health care. None of that makes sense to me,” Ames said.

Have the Scouts responded?

The Boy Scouts of America declined to comment on the incident or explain why Ames was kicked out of his den. According to his mother, who filmed the exchange and posted it on social media, the 11-year-old will join a den in a new pack at his church.

Glenn’s take:

Why do kids in fifth grade and younger need to hear and learn to spout liberal talking points? Did Ames really come up with his detailed, nearly-2-minute question for the state senator on his own?

“If this is what you want to teach your kid, that’s fine. … But we know this is coming from Mom and Dad,” Glenn said of the questions.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

GLENN: There is no safe space from partisan politics anymore – not even a Cub Scout den.

Eleven-year-old Cub Scout Ames Mayfield from Broomfield, Colorado, has been kicked out of his den. According to his mother, Lori, he was asked to move to another den because of the questions he asked a Republican State Senator who was speaking to his den.

Ames asked Republican Vicki Marble why she won’t support, “common-sense gun laws.” He also said, “There is something wrong in our country where Republicans believe it’s a right to own a gun, but a privilege to have health care.”

That sounds exactly like every eleven-year-old I’ve ever been around. They all speak just like that.

Ames read his “questions” and lots of stats to the State Senator from stapled documents. He read for almost two-and-a-half minutes before the Senator was able to respond. Naturally, Ames’ mom captured the whole thing on video and then posted it on social media.

None of us are perfect parents, but perhaps Mrs. Mayfield could’ve thought ahead a little bit, that posting those videos online might stir up controversy and get local media involved. Maybe she could’ve predicted that this whole thing might rub some Cub Scout leaders the wrong way.

Unless all this attention is precisely what she hoped for young Ames, and maybe for herself. After all, people might be more inclined to let a child finish their ridiculously long essay on pro-gun control and pro-government health care, than they would be inclined to listen to a middle-aged mom

with an ax to grind.

But I have to ask Mrs. Mayfield, was it worth it to deny your child his experience at Cub Scouts? Is he better off for being your political mouthpiece? I’m no expert, but I’m pretty sure he’d rather be playing with his friends at Scouts than home memorizing liberal talking points with you.

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