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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    I think it should be mandatory for the schools to offer a lot of these safety programs (hand-to-hand, gun-safety, sex-ed) but that the ultimate responsibility for making the child take the classes lies on the parents.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    No. If we allowed this then whats next? Interactive sex classes? Hand to Hand combat?

    The only things that should be taught in schools are science, history, math, reading.
    Ballistic science, history of firearms and freedom in the United States, body counting, reading the instruction manual.

    Science, history, math, reading.

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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Sex education is almost always required in public schools - and I say 'almost always' because I have to allow for the possibility that there is -one- where it is not.
    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I'm not sure about everywhere, but sex ed isn't optional in my state. Although I'm inclined to think it should be an elective, myself.
    Well, I know my parents were able to keep me out of those classes here in Virginia. But that was 25 years ago, so maybe times have changed since then.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    yeah.

    We all know the US Army didn't train it's field surgeon in the trauma units of Washington DC, but in Russell Kansas, because Russell Kansas was famous for being the gunshot murder capital of the world.

    No.

    Wait.

    Metropolitan DC WAS where the Army trained it's field surgeons because the nation's capital was also the world's murder capital, for the longest time, probably ever since the city imposed those incredibly effective gun bans that made it illegal for criminals to own guns.
    And this has what to do with firearm safety classes in schools?

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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Maybe there should just be a general "self-defense" unit in physical education that involves things like martial arts, and also briefly covers gun safety/use.

    But the decision whether or not to do so should be made completely locally. There's no need or pressure to even own guns where I live.

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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsunami View Post
    Well, I know my parents were able to keep me out of those classes here in Virginia. But that was 25 years ago, so maybe times have changed since then.
    I still go to school in Virginia. It is not mandatory until 8th grade or so, I believe.

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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    I don't think mandatory is a good idea, as it's not really a core subject. However, I support and endorse school sponsored gun safety classes. I had the option of taking one when I was 14(I think).
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    And this has what to do with firearm safety classes in schools?
    Everything.

    You made the moronic comment that gun training is more likely to be useful in "rural areas", because you're a bigot that thinks only the hicks and the rednecks in "flyover country" have guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    you'd care to actually address the subject of the thread for once.
    I did, that's why you're resorting to your usual waste of time personal attacks.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Who takes responsibility when a well trained "student" uses a gun to kill his classmates? No. A class like this would pose a legal nightmare the minute a school shooting happens and one of the shooters is found to have taken the class. Regardless of how much some here think this would be a good idea, not a single school, reasonable teacher or person working in education would get involved with something like this.
    Last edited by Hatuey; 01-15-10 at 07:23 PM.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Who takes responsibility when a well trained "student" uses a gun to kill his classmates?
    The student and his parents.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    A class like this would pose a legal nightmare the minute a school shooting happens and one of the shooters is found to have taken the class.
    Why? It's not like any reasonable school offering such a class would be training their students on how best to shoot someone. How to safely handle and use a firearm, yes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Regardless of how much some here think this would be a good idea, not a single school, reasonable teacher or person working in education would get involved with something like this.
    I do not agree.
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