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

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


    I think it would be a good idea. It should be a required subject just like math, English/grammar,science or some other subject is required. There could be different classes that taught safety(which could be taught with dummy weapons) ,how to aim (which could be taught with dummy weapons) and shooting practice(at first with pellet or paint ball and then maybe something with rubber bullets or other training rounds) and more advance extra curricular classes on reflexive/point fire.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    I have often voiced my view, that everything we do in our daily lives, should be taught at school. And to only focus on books and reading about what other people think, makes for an incomplete education.---schools should teach how to do a wide variety of everyday things, from filling out Income tax forms, to changing a tire. to repairing a toilet. There is much more to an education, than just memorizing a bunch of information, and then to be quizzed on how well you remember.---and gun saftey is very important.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    I wouldn't have a problem with it in a rural area where people are likely to use guns...but as a general policy, I'd say no. There wouldn't really be much use for such a course in the heart of a big city, where people don't typically grow up using guns on a regular basis.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    I don't know if you can make it required, but I do think it would be good to offer the class.
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    Re: Should firearm use and safety be a required subject in school?

    As an elective course - sure. But required - probably not.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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

    Basic firearms safety should be taight in every public school, at several different grade levels, to a degree approproate to the age of the students in question.

    Doing so will save lives.

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

    And passing grade is required for a HS diploma, yes.

    Subjects should include gun safety, marksmanship, proper defensive shooting, history of guns and American freedom, a bazillion examples of where lack of guns allowed criminals to get away with their crime.

    People who are such losers that they're afraid of a peice of hardware don't deserve a high school diploma or the right to vote.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    As an elective course - sure. But required - probably not.
    People keep babbling that schools, not parents, absolutely MUST teach students about sex because, among other things, the deadly diseases the perverts have introduced into the species.

    Since guns are by their very design very deadly objects indeed, isn't it incumbent on a society with a Constitutional guarantee of uninfringed gun ownsership to ensure that all citizens are familiar with the rudiments of firearms, for their own safety?

    Or are you claiming that ignorance about the deadly nature of sex is evil, but ignorance about the deadly nature of guns is sublime?

    Well, ignorance is never sublime.

    Unfortunately, what the crackpot left is afraid of is that teaching kids the truths about guns will demystify them and create a new generation of citizens who aren't afraid of their own shadows and who want to exercise their gun ownership rights.

    That's why the left promotes ignorance in that area.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I wouldn't have a problem with it in a rural area where people are likely to use guns...but as a general policy, I'd say no. There wouldn't really be much use for such a course in the heart of a big city, where people don't typically grow up using guns on a regular basis.
    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.

    The Left is soooo efficient, isn't it? It's policies are amazingly effective, too, right?

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

    I took Air Force JROTC when I was in high school, and they taught us about use and safety. We even got to shoot in the summer if we signed up for the cadet officer training program. I do not think it should be required though, but if any students are interested in learning they should have options like I did.

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