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 TurtleDude View Post
    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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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?
    Disliking guns is not about fearing guns but about disliking guns and the death and destruction they spread.
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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Steel View Post
    This is worse than a bad idea. This is an insult to civilization. We shouldn't be teaching children to kill.
    Of course we should teach children to kill. Home burglers, rapists & street thugs all diserve to die.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    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.
    Guns may be part of American reality, that does not mean every child has to be introduced to firing them. Teaching them about gun safety could be useful but marksmanship and actually firing them are not needed to discuss/teach gun safety.
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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    I dont understand why teaching kids the sport of shooting and gun safety is any different than other sports? I was taught archery in school. Some teach martial arts.

    It's certainly no more unsafe that driving. And my school taught that too.

    Why are the shooting sports being demonized?
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Disliking guns is not about fearing guns but about disliking guns and the death and destruction they spread.
    Cars spread alot more death and destruction. We just perceive them differently.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    So the question is, how desirable is it to have mandatory gun lessons at school in order to advance to the next grade?

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    When I was growing up during the 50's and 60's in the suburbs of L.A., Ca. NRA gun safety courses at schools was the norm. Many schools had rifle shooting teams. By the time someone entered high school they knew how to safely handle a firearm and had enough exposure to firearms that they were no longer fascinated with guns and moved on to a new interest, girls.

    Back during those days before political correctness you rarely heard of accidental shootings and there was no drive bys and when you had a beef with someone you fistacuffed, you didn't use a gun.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Guns may be part of American reality, that does not mean every child has to be introduced to firing them. Teaching them about gun safety could be useful but marksmanship and actually firing them are not needed to discuss/teach gun safety.
    I didn't see anyone offer a curriculum, so I assume such a class would be similar to what you would need for a carry permit, and in most states that would not include marksmanship training.

    Learning how to handle a firearm includes fireing it, not necesseraly the ability to hit what you're aiming at. NYC cops hit everything but what they aim at yet we let them carry.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Cars spread alot more death and destruction. We just perceive them differently.
    Yes, but they are not meant to be fired and cause damage/death. It is the unwise choices of people or accidents that cause death and destruction.

    Guns are meant to be fired at something and people may or may not want to fire guns. The same goes for using cars. Difference is that you need to pass tests to use cars in order to limit the risk of death and destruction. But that is only applicable for people who want to use cars. The same should be for weapons. If you want to own and fire one you need to get a course in safe use and firing but for people who do not own guns or do not want to own guns that is not needed.
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    Re: Newest NRA campaign idea, make learning to shoot mandatory in school

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    When I was growing up during the 50's and 60's in the suburbs of L.A., Ca. NRA gun safety courses at schools was the norm. Many schools had rifle shooting teams. By the time someone entered high school they knew how to safely handle a firearm and had enough exposure to firearms that they were no longer fascinated with guns and moved on to a new interest, girls.

    Back during those days before political correctness you rarely heard of accidental shootings and there was no drive bys and when you had a beef with someone you fistacuffed, you didn't use a gun.
    I would assume that gun ownership in that time was much more prevalent in the USA, even though the number of guns and the caliber of guns used would have been much lower.

    And in that time people would not think about using guns even though their parents might own a gun, children in that time listened to their parents a lot better. There is a multitude of reasons youths these days think using firearms in fights is OK, but it has nothing to do with political correctness or kids not being taught to shoot at schools.

    And I am not saying that kids should not learn gun safety, I just do not think that schools are the appropriate place for it as part of the school curriculum or that the shooting itself may take place at the schools. I think that would best be done as an extra curricular activity off campus and not on school property.
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