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    RTD article on women and guns

    While this is mostly quite positive and well done, there are some areas worth looking at in more depth.

    1) "In reality, few crimes are thwarted by gun-wielding victims." This ignores the power of prevention inherent in OC = visual deterent. Also John Lott's studies indicate a very diffent result.

    2) "I dont recommend anyone to have a gun loaded in their home without being properly trained. Safety training is good, but I will never go so far as to require such training to legally defend oneself. Please get as much training as you can afford and say that it was "recommended", not required.

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    I also recommend that no one boil water or reset an electrical circuit breaker in their home without proper training.

    And I also advocate that such training, along with safe use of firearms, be part of public school curriculum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    I also recommend that no one boil water or reset an electrical circuit breaker in their home without proper training.

    And I also advocate that such training, along with safe use of firearms, be part of public school curriculum.
    It is good to be well grounded, but not so much around electrical circuits

    At the minimum, would like to see "safe use of firearms" as an elective in all schools.
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    If driver's ed is mandatory (it is), then so too should be "shooter's ed", as the ownership of firearms is every bit as integral to being a self-reliant adult as is the skill of driving. Moreover, its an integral part of citizenship in any free society.

    At a bare minimum, "Eddie Eagle"-style gun safety lessons needed to be provided at a young age, for safety and 'teh chillun', regardless of one's stance on the RKBA itself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    It is good to be well grounded, but not so much around electrical circuits

    At the minimum, would like to see "safe use of firearms" as an elective in all schools.
    +1 When I was a young'un, Prince William Co. was very rural and most of us boys hunted. My school offered and sponsered an NRA hunter safety course in lieu of study hall. It was a great way to publicly educate proper firearm handling in a venue we could all participate in.
    This was before the invasion of "intelectuals" from the north. That was almost 50 years ago, and I wouldn't hunt with anyone in my school that had not taken the course. Now we have the novites who scorn firearms of all kinds, as well as our hunting heritage. My grandkids grew up in rural Caroline Co. and the two oldest love hunting and shooting. Unfortunatly no such NRA course will be sponsered again in Virginia public schools, because school systems fear the loss of federal funds if they were to provide that kind of training, but they'll teach them "guns are evil". Peter Nap is correct when he says "don't go north of the Ni".

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshaul View Post
    If driver's ed is mandatory (it is), then so too should be "shooter's ed", as the ownership of firearms is every bit as integral to being a self-reliant adult as is the skill of driving. Moreover, its an integral part of citizenship in any free society....
    Driver's ed is an elective here, but I still agree with your latter part. The public at large has a vested interest in every child's reading, writing, arithmetic, and firearms safety.
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    RTD article on women and guns

    Quote Originally Posted by MAC702 View Post
    I also recommend that no one boil water or reset an electrical circuit breaker in their home without proper training.

    And I also advocate that such training, along with safe use of firearms, be part of public school curriculum.
    Or home PRESCHOOL!


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