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

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    No, thank you, I think that, as imperfect as it is, I prefer the present status quo to letting government get it's foot in that door.
    You do realize that for the most part, the government's foot is already in that door?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    The student and his parents.
    Precedent shows that this is not true. People in this country simply do not take responsibility for their actions.

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

    This is something that would be up to the parents, period.

    I would have no problem however if it was offered as an elective, with parental approval.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    Moral issues. There are people who think that guns are evil and wrong and that nobody should be trained to use them, their children included. You can disagree with them, but the fact is that they are entitled to their opinion, and the school has no place trying to usurp it.

    Same reason why sex ed usually isn't required until later years, if at all.
    But...sex ed IS required in almost all school disctricts in the land, regardless of what the damn prudish parents think about it.

    So why shouldn't gun training be mandatory, regardless of what the damn pants wetting liberal weenie whiny parents think about that?

    Hmmm?

    Isn't a gun more immediately dangerous than a dick, and thus shouldn't that training be more urgent?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    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.
    I didn't say anything about flyover country, what the hell are you talking about. How is it bigoted? It is a fact that people in cities don't have or want guns as much as people in rural areas. If the kids in cities aren't as likely to use guns, what is the point of wasting their time?
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    The most likely people to negligently discharge a firearm are ignorant little urbanites/suburbanites who mimic action movies.
    Do you have some statistics on this? Particularly accidental firearm use by children?
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I didn't say anything about flyover country, what the hell are you talking about.
    Of course you didn't.

    You just used the word "rural" and want to pretend you have control of your premises.

    Well, you don't.

    In fact, you don't seem to have any clue about this discussion and you should retire silently until you find some.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Of course you didn't.

    You just used the word "rural"
    "Rural" is a pejorative term now?

    Are you disputing that what I said is true? That people living in rural environments are more likely to own guns than people living in urban environments? Really, dude? Really?
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    "Rural" is a pejorative term now?

    Are you disputing that what I said is true? That people living in rural environments are more likely to own guns than people living in urban environments? Really, dude? Really?
    You didn't have time to get a clue.

    Read my last post fully.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    But...sex ed IS required in almost all school disctricts in the land, regardless of what the damn prudish parents think about it.

    So why shouldn't gun training be mandatory, regardless of what the damn pants wetting liberal weenie whiny parents think about that?

    Hmmm?

    Isn't a gun more immediately dangerous than a dick, and thus shouldn't that training be more urgent?
    A lot of people in urban environments grow up in homes where there are no guns, thus making firearm training a waste of time. On the contrary, almost everyone is likely to have sex at some point in their lives (with the exception of embittered trolls such as yourself)...and there is a very good chance they'll do so before they finish school.
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