What's the big deal? I didn't go to WVU and have no allegiances there but your mascot is a mountaineer who you give a gun to? He does what probably a lot of the student base and people do in that area ... hunt. If he had a contract to not use the gun then fine punish him but in general it's no big deal.
I would've assumed for liability reasons alone, WVU would've only given him the gun on game day or promotion events.
I'm not against hunting but it does seem weird that a university issued a mascot a weapon. (Insert WV joke here.)
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I don't see what the fuss is giving a fully functioning weapon to a mascot. The Bucs do it.
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I would like to note for the record hunting with a musket or black powder riffle is not all that strange... here in Virginia we have a black powder and muzzleloader permits and seasons for deer and bear.
So what the mascot did isn't even strange if they actually gave him a working muzzleloader. Having said that I could see the University being opposed to him hunting with the weapon just on the grounds
that using it in such a manor might wear out or harm the weapon.. I think they would be wrong, as I'm sure the mascot had to thoroughly clean the weapon before and after hunting with it... cleaning and repairing
it to such an extent which would never occur if he weren't planning on using it. Maintaining it for use is a lot harder and requires more effort than maintaining it for use as a prop.
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The other WVU hunting method is to climb a tree above the bear and drop a burning couch on it.
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It's crazy that WVU would give their mascot a working musket in the first place. They found out he was hunting for real with it, and likely put a stop to it not because of PC alarms which were likely raised by some, but because of liability since WVU gave him the gun.
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Absolutely... That musket has probable been passed down from WV mascot to mascot for 150 years, since WV first became a state perhaps... And the PC crowd is just getting alarmed at it now because it's just coming to their attention that their University is supplying fire arms to students...
Or one student, who is pain stakenly selected, who has been publicly been carrying a weapon for nearly a century... actually IS carrying an unloaded weapon capable of firing.
I kind of equate this with folks who read the Maryland State song, " Maryland My Maryland" and are shocked at the lyrics. It's not stunning to me they are shocked or they object, it's more curious they are just figuring it out.
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