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6 thoughts on “Boy Scout Honored with Medal After Saving Mother from Pit Bull Attack

  1. Congratulations to Collin for his bravery. The award was well deserved!

    With the increasing frequency of pit bull attacks, perhaps the Boy Scouts should develop a curriculum and merit badge program designed to teach defensive tactics against pit bulls. Course completion could be rewarded with a merit badge and an Official Boy Scout pocket knife, but with the new and improved Boy Scout’s pit bull blade. Round this out with an equal program for the Girl Scouts and society just got safer.

    The only downside is this particular merit program could be wrecked if legislators suddenly decided there was a better way to address the problem than to let our children fight these bloody battles.

  2. Once again…why isn’t the owner of the pit bull named in the article? Where was the owner when the dog was tunneling under the fence? Why aren’t the OWNERS of these killing machines interviewed and put on the spot…ask them WHY they wanted a dog that was bred to kill other dogs? The rest of us would truly like to understand what the appeal of this breed is. Why is it worth risking the safety of your neighbors to own a pit bull?

    I have never seen a dynamic like this in any other type of news story. If an individual is hurt by a drunk driver, the drunk driver is named in the news…..whether or not he meant to hurt or kill the other person. If your negligence causes harm to another person, your name should appear in the paper. Why are we protecting the reputation of people who want to own dangerous dogs?

    People who are angry and fed up with these stories should start contacting the news organizations who cover them and demand that the reporters reveal who the owners of these dogs are. It is quite likely that these owners may simply move to another community with their pit bull. The public deserves to know who these people are, to help avoid future tragedies.

  3. The Pit Nutters will probably bombard the BSA with complaints about generalizing a beserking pit as “dangerous” in the boys Medal Citation.

    They also complain steadily to the media about biased reporting…Complaints about pictures of shot pitbulls and mutilated victims. However, very rarely does the media mention that Pit Bulls killed 22 americans in 2007…they get let off the hook very easily.

  4. S.O.S. Can anyone translate this comment?

    “well frist of all who ever say the that pit was made to kill other dogs shut star to look up that information frist before saying anything
    second people are saying a pit kill so many people but they can even reconice a real pit an it been proven all ready
    second that pit is not a killing machin most of that atack that soposaly are pit atack that dogs are not even pits just becase they look like a pit people say they are a pit
    an i think that if a pit kills a animal or a person that dog shut not get punish for it it shut be the owner.”

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