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 Thrilla View Post
    there's no reason for schools to ignore a subject that is integral to the American way.

    an elective course in gun safety/basic marksmanship be nothing but a good thing.
    I disagree, it is not integral to the American because a majority of Americans do not own guns. There might be hundreds of millions of guns, but that does not mean that the schools have to be the official promotional tool of the NRA.

    If parents want their children to learn gun safety/basic marksmanship they can do this outside of schools. The NRA has options for that outside of schools.

    Also, having guns and ammunition at schools is not a good thing. They can be stolen, used for violence at schools. Having loads of guns in the vicinity of bullied children, children with mental issues, hormonal issues and criminal issues is not a good thing IMHO.
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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I disagree, it is not integral to the American because a majority of Americans do not own guns. There might be hundreds of millions of guns, but that does not mean that the schools have to be the official promotional tool of the NRA.

    If parents want their children to learn gun safety/basic marksmanship they can do this outside of schools. The NRA has options for that outside of schools.

    Also, having guns and ammunition at schools is not a good thing. They can be stolen, used for violence at schools. Having loads of guns in the vicinity of bullied children, children with mental issues, hormonal issues and criminal issues is not a good thing IMHO.
    we get it, are you are afraid of guns. Do you think that having more children afraid of guns will make it easier on those who terrified of weapons?



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

    Vary biggest concern is cost and security of the weapons. I don't know if I like the idea of firearms being left on school grounds when say school is not in session. Seems like it would be a target for theft.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Vary biggest concern is cost and security of the weapons. I don't know if I like the idea of firearms being left on school grounds when say school is not in session. Seems like it would be a target for theft.
    sort of like police stations



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    sort of like police stations
    Schools are not staffed 24/7.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager1 View Post
    Schools are not staffed 24/7.
    I guess someone will steal the condoms then



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    The anti gun press is pretty much the real laugh in
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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Don't agree with mandatory, don't agree with making a grade dependent on it... but I do agree with teaching Basic Gun Safety to all kids, and Basic Gun Handling 101 in HS to those who are interested.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I disagree, it is not integral to the American because a majority of Americans do not own guns. There might be hundreds of millions of guns, but that does not mean that the schools have to be the official promotional tool of the NRA.

    If parents want their children to learn gun safety/basic marksmanship they can do this outside of schools. The NRA has options for that outside of schools.

    Also, having guns and ammunition at schools is not a good thing. They can be stolen, used for violence at schools. Having loads of guns in the vicinity of bullied children, children with mental issues, hormonal issues and criminal issues is not a good thing IMHO.


    There are about 115 million households in America, and about 60 million of those households have guns... roughly half, or a bit more than half.


    Basic gun safety would benefit everyone, even those opposed to gun ownership. If their kid ever came across a gun elsewhere... the Eddie Eagle gun safety program for elementary school children has shown positive results in those districts that have tried it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Make shooting lessons mandatory at schools, this is what Bill Johnson has said in a video from NRA News.

    He said that kids are learning how to read and write and that these are deemed necessary skills, but if it were up to him (and I would assume the NRA or they would not have made this clip/released it) shooting would also be a skill that was learned at school from now on.

    But he goes one step further to thumb the NRA nose at parents who will not allow guns in the house or who are anti-guns, learning to shoot guns at school would become mandatory if a child wishes to advance to the next grade. In other words, if your kid (even though you are vehemently against guns) wants to go to the next grade at school he will have to complete a gun shooting course or he will be held back.

    I was aware that the second Amendment guarantees the right to bear arms, but now the NRA wants to force guns and shooting even upon children and parents who do not want to bear arms or to shoot arms.

    So the question is, how desirable is it to have mandatory gun lessons at school in order to advance to the next grade?

    I read this story on the website of a Dutch newspaper but an English version of this story can be found here NRA
    And even if you're vehemently against evolution, your kid still needs to pass a test on it.

    Becoming 1st-Aid/CPR certified should also be a requirement. A comprehencive sex-ed course also.

    Guns are a part of Ameeican reality, safe handeling should be a no-brainer.

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