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Old 02-12-2019, 07:05 AM
 
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Actually, firearms safety was previously taught in schools. My elementary school had a program for 5th graders where they taught you basic marksmanship and gun safety with .22 rifles. My middle school had a similar but more in-depth program. In high school, we had about half a semester dedicated to firearms and we had a shooting club at school. Up until the late eighties and early nineties, school administrations did not react to firearms with the same irrational fear that they do today.

With the modern disdain of firearms and many parents holding a firm anti-gun stance, teaching children about gun safety is nearly a necessity. If nothing else, they will learn that a firearm is nothing but a tool - albeit a dangerous tool which should be treated with the same respect as any other dangerous tool. Children who learn to properly handle and respect firearms at a young age are far less likely to misuse them.
I went to school in DC in the early 80s. Whenever there was unpleasant weather, a good many of us used to eat lunch and hang out in "The Armory."

The Armory had once been just that. A place with a rifle range and storage. I have no idea when they disbanded that program.

Not so long ago, an old timer told me about going to school in DC in the early 50s. He would bring his .22 on the bus or ride his bike with it on the handlebars.

Different times.
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Old 02-18-2019, 08:46 AM
 
Location: The end of the world
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Whether kids go on to be hunters or shooting enthusiasts or not, proper training in handling firearms can only be a good thing.
Even those that hate guns should take such a course.
Everybody in every state should have this enforcement on them. Including drivers education, horseback riding, swimming, and shop. The problem is the lazy factor of people.
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Old 02-19-2019, 01:26 AM
 
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Try School Pins If you love to being school boy/girl. It will show how much you proud your schooling.
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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I think it's fine, but it's also sad that hunting and firearm safety which used to be taught by father figures (and supplemented by the Boy Scouts in many cases) is now taught by a government agency.

That's how it was when I was in high school. Marksmanship was part of the training each year....in JROTC.


As a member of the rifle team, I was an on the line instructor.



Been there, done that, and believe marksmanship is an excellent tool to teach anger management.


Now, GRANTED, we are potentially talking about two different things here. One is safety which we were taught way back then, too......................and the other is how to shoot, how to put rounds on target.


As to anything else, there is pride to what one does. Years after high school, on a rolling deck range, I remember another officer saying to me, "WOW! Where did you learn to shoot like that?".
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Whether kids go on to be hunters or shooting enthusiasts or not, proper training in handling firearms can only be a good thing.
Even those that hate guns should take such a course.
Agree. NYC high schools used to have target teams, the kids would carry their .22s on the subway. Then LBJ had JFK killed and the world went to hell.
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Old 02-23-2019, 02:36 PM
 
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Agree. NYC high schools used to have target teams, the kids would carry their .22s on the subway. Then LBJ had JFK killed and the world went to hell.
That theory about LBJ has been debunked so you need to get off the conspiracy theory train. There is one possibility that has not been debunked, but it is not LBJ.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/21/us/jf...ked/index.html

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5. "The CIA did it"

This is the conspiracy theory that interests Perry the most. "The problem is, of all of them, this is one I can't debunk," he laughs.
"Supposedly Kennedy was fed up with the shenanigans that the CIA was pulling," Perry said. "He found out the CIA was trying to kill (Cuban leader Fidel) Castro, which is a fact. So the argument is that the CIA felt that Kennedy was going to disband them. And as a result of that, they were the ones that ordered the killing of Kennedy."

Perry points out that a former head of the CIA, Allen Dulles, was a member of the Warren Commission, the special Johnson-appointed panel tasked with the official investigation of the assassination. The commission determined that Oswald acted alone.

Oswald was a supporter of Soviet-backed Cuba.
"We know Oswald was in the Russian embassy in Mexico City," Perry said. "We even know who he talked to. But we don't know what was said. Then a few weeks later, he shoots Kennedy."
"It may have been something that they overheard involving him and the Russians. Or, maybe the CIA had Oswald on the payroll. He might have been a double agent."

Is it possible that Russians ordered Oswald to do it?
Not likely, said Perry. The Russians would never have ordered Oswald to kill Kennedy because of his well-known links to Russia and his pro-Cuban sympathies. Russia's leaders knew they would have been the first suspects if they'd engineered an assassination by Oswald. It would have been an act of war, which could have triggered a nuclear attack.

"We need to know what happened in Mexico City," Perry said.
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Old 02-25-2019, 04:12 AM
 
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kids of very small age should no too much close to the arms. after that their father should have to teach them the hunting.
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Old 02-28-2019, 04:12 PM
 
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I remember taking a 20 gauge to 6th grade on the bus..
we were showing off our hunting guns..


I think this is awesome.......I also like archery


maine has the highest gun rate per capita and lowest crime rate

lots of hunters - I was taught to respect guns and how to handle...never about a weapon on a person..
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Old 03-02-2019, 11:21 AM
 
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Itís only a week long course for 7th and 8th grades, I donít see any harm. I didnít see anything about the school not being able to afford drivers Ed, for the poster who stated that where did you see it? And any case, I donít think I said anything to do with this. Drivers Ed is usually a semester long at least, this is only one week.
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Old 03-07-2019, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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Our high school has a shooting team. They start by teaching safely. kind of the same thing.
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