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    Kansas legislators have introduced a new bill requiring schools to add Hunter Safety Orientation to their curriculum.

    Session of 2009

    HOUSE BILL No. 2049

    By Committee on Agriculture and Natural Resources

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    AN ACT concerning the hunter safety orientation programs in schools.

    Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

    Section 1. (a) The Legislature finds that:

    (1) Firearms and hunting are important elements of the history, culture

    and economy of the state of Kansas;

    (2) the use of firearms while hunting or at any other time can be

    dangerous when the firearms are not handled in a careful and safe manner;

    and

    (3) the opportunity of participating in a hunter safety orientation program

    should be offered to students in certain grades.

    (b) The state board of education, in consultation with the secretary

    of the department of wildlife and parks, shall develop a hunter safety

    orientation program for use in accredited schools of this state. The components

    of a hunter safety orientation program shall include, but not be

    limited to, instruction relating to:

    (1) The protection of lives and property against loss or damage as a

    result of the improper use of firearms;

    (2) the proper use of firearms in hunting and sport competition; and

    (3) the care and safety of firearms in the home.

    (c) The state board of education shall develop a curriculum, materials

    and guidelines that local boards of education and governing authorities

    of accredited nonpublic schools may use in implementing the program of

    instruction on hunter safety. School districts also may use materials prepared

    by any national nonprofit membership organization which has as

    one of its purposes the training of people in marksmanship and the safe

    handling and use of firearms.

    (d) Hunter safety orientation programs shall be conducted by an instructor

    certified by the secretary of the department of wildlife and parks

    or who has other training necessary to conduct the program as determined

    by the state board.

    (e) Hunter safety orientation programs may be offered to students in

    any of the grades six through twelve over a two-week period during the

    school year as part of physical education classes, or as part of the general

    curriculum offered to students in such grades or at the end of the school

    day, as determined by the board of education of the school district or the

    governing authority of the accredited nonpublic school.

    (f) Participation in hunter safety orientation programs is voluntary to

    students and any student may choose not to participate in the program.

    If a student chooses not to participate in the program, the student shall

    participate in another educational activity if the program is offered during

    regular school hours.

    (g) Nothing in this section shall be construed to require a school

    district to provide a hunter safety orientation program if there is not

    sufficient student interest in the program, as determined by the school

    district or if a certified instructor is not available to provide instruction.

    (h) The school district shall issue a certificate to any student who

    successfully completes the hunter safety orientation program.

    Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its

    publication in the statute book.





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    Please edit your message to contain a link to the bill. It is unnecessary to reprint the full text here.
    James M. "Jim" Mullins, Jr., Esq.
    Admitted to practice in West Virginia and Florida.

    Founder, Past President, Treasurer, and General Counsel, West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
    Life Member, NRA

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    Sorry, new to the board, and the text was handy.

    Whats funny is that the only comment you make is on the format of the post and not the contents.

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    Not happening. Too many gun-control freaks in the power seat, both at the state level and fed level.

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    heritagesft01 wrote:
    Sorry, new to the board, and the text was handy.

    Whats funny is that the only comment you make is on the format of the post and not the contents.
    The format of the post and the title do not quickly convey your point. Bottom line up front style of writing is the only kind that will get folks to read your posts.

    And what is the point of this post?

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    Please, excuse me. But, apparently walleye understood that the post was just info that was being passed on.

    I am so sorry that people are more critical of someones non perfection than just taking a look at what is in the contents.

    But seeing how walleye is from Kansas and made a remark about the post and not the way it was presented, and that the only other 2that made comments only commented on the way it was done tells me a lot about the Virginia's.



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    Actually , I feel this bill has a fair chance of passing. Sebilius will probably veto, but she did the same with the cch bills also and they were overode.

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    I don't see it as likely because of the way schools are ran nowadays. Concealed carry is one thing, teaching anything about guns in public school is something else.

    If it does pass, I doubt many schools would implement such a class or have the resources to do so.

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    In my rural school in Arkansas, we all took hunter safety in 7th grade, taught by a state game warden. (I graduated in 1981 and haven't lived there since, so I don't know if this is still the practice.)

    We even went out to private land and everyone shot 10 rounds from single-shot .22 rifles.

    The game warden who taught my course impressed on me a very important lesson: the gun isn't clear until you visually inspect the chamber!

    He held up a 1911 and asked, "Is this gun safe?" The whole class yelled "Noooo!" He asked what he had to do to make it safe, and got lots of spontaneous feedback: "Take out the magazine!" "Pull the slide back!" "Put the safety on!" "Lock the action open!"

    After he had removed the magazine and cycled the action several times, we all agreed the gun was safe. So, he pointed at the ceiling and pulled the trigger.

    You have no idea how loud a .45 ACP blank is inside a classroom with cinderblock walls.

    That was the day I learned that extractors can break, and leave an unfired round in the chamber. I've never forgotten that lesson.


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