View Poll Results: The NRA mandatory school shooting plan? Good idea or not a good idea?

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  • yes, no passing shooting grade and the child may not advance to the next grade

    3 6.52%
  • no, shooting lessons I totally support but it should not determine passing to the next grade

    19 41.30%
  • the NRA has completely/partly lost the plot

    5 10.87%
  • the NRA should get the Nobel peace prize for this idea

    2 4.35%
  • No, I am going to teach my kid myself how to shoot

    5 10.87%
  • No, shooting lessons have no place at schools

    19 41.30%
  • teaching potential young gangbangers better schooting skills is not a good idea

    6 13.04%
  • I have no kids

    3 6.52%
  • I do not care one way or another

    1 2.17%
  • other ........... (please explain

    5 10.87%
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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    WTF ... so all our children can grow up to be trained killers, ready to shoot some hooded black man in the head at moments notice? This country has gotten so scared of itself.. its complete bull****.

    The ones who act the toughest are the most scared.. its actually really funny.
    The projection is strong with the left on this issue. Being fearful of weapons, they project fear onto those who have demonstrated the capability to competently employ them.

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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    The projection is strong with the left on this issue. Being fearful of weapons, they project fear onto those who have demonstrated the capability to competently employ them.
    I don't fear weapons at all. I own plenty of them and know how to shoot them. But to teach children how to shoot guns at school is retarded. If my school did that I would withdraw my child from school. Teaching children to use firearms should be entirely up to the parents.

    So what you are saying is that the people who buy tons of weapons and stock up on ammunition are not doing so because they are afraid in order to feel more safe about some made up boogie man?
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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    I don't fear weapons at all. I own plenty of them and know how to shoot them. But to teach children how to shoot guns at school is retarded.
    Not really. I learned how to properly shoot a rifle at high school, and continued that education at college. I can't think of any instances of it being anything other than useful instruction.

    If my school did that I would withdraw my child from school. Teaching children to use firearms should be entirely up to the parents.
    but teaching them about sex and relationships, hey, that we can trust Big Daddy Government on. Because that's so much less complicated and difficult than reinforcing the 4 (5) basic safety rules.

    So what you are saying is that the people who buy tons of weapons and stock up on ammunition are not doing so because they are afraid in order to feel more safe about some made up boogie man?
    straw man. we are discussing whether or not we should teach how to properly handle and employ basic firearms in school.

    As for me, I plan to purchase (as you put it) "plenty" of guns and ammo because I like guns.

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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    WTF ... so all our children can grow up to be trained killers, ready to shoot some hooded black man in the head at moments notice? This country has gotten so scared of itself.. its complete bull****.

    The ones who act the toughest are the most scared.. its actually really funny.
    NO! Of course we should not train children to be "ready to shoot some hooded black man in the head at moments notice". Never! How horrible!

    They should aim for the chest, it's a bigger target.

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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    NO! Of course we should not train children to be "ready to shoot some hooded black man in the head at moments notice". Never! How horrible!

    They should aim for the chest, it's a bigger target.
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    two in the body-then one in the head, make sure the F$)#@) is really dead!!

    however, now that he's into three gun with shotgun being his favorite that's a bit wasteful of ammo!!
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    Yeah; a shotgun IS a rifle; it uses a different load.

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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I think they could fit it in on the days they aren't learning to put a condom on a banana.
    Wow, American was actually funny. WTF?
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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    I'm fine with schools offering shooting lessons. I don't see that as any different than offering home economics, shop, or driving lessons. They should not be mandatory though, and should have no impact on a student's ability to progress to the next grade.
    Those are things I'd consider key life skills, while gun handling is not.

    As something extra curricular then that's fine (like how schools might offer after-school martial arts class/theatre/wrestling or something) but I don't agree it should be part of any curriculum/lessons.
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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    archery is making a big time comeback with what is called the NASP program which culminates in thousands of kids competing at a big national indoor in Louisville right after the huge NFAA Indoor concludes. college programs and clubs are on the rise as well

    I shot on a varsity college Shotgun team in the early 80s and the National Collegiate Skeet and Trap championships had more schools than say Gymnastics, Rowing, fencing and water polo. I think trap (the most popular) had several hundred competitors and when I took second in the international trap version, it was in a field of at least 250 shooters.
    It is fine to have an archery team, a trap shooting team, a fencing team or even a sharp shooting team (like the olympic sport of sharp shooting). But all of those teams/sports have to be purely voluntary and not able to stop a student from passing to the next grade.
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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by Nilly View Post
    Those are things I'd consider key life skills, while gun handling is not.

    As something extra curricular then that's fine (like how schools might offer after-school martial arts class/theatre/wrestling or something) but I don't agree it should be part of any curriculum/lessons.
    Gun handeling is a key life skill. Like CPR, you won't need it until you *need* it.

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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Gun handeling is a key life skill. Like CPR, you won't need it until you *need* it.
    Like knowing how to treat jellyfish stings. You won't need it until you *need* it.

    Key life skill? No.
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