gprod55 wrote:As minors are prohibited from carrying firearms, please explain why there would be a need for such an educational program?Before open carry can be given there should be an educational program in the high schools. Along with the program there should be an evaluation by a shrink to prevent mass shootings by a child with probelms. Back in the 60's I attended the California Cadet Corps. Similiar to The ROTC in high schools. In this program we were taught how to maintain and shoot longarms safely. This type of program can be taught to Senior high school students and knowing that you can learn weapons will help keep the students in school longer. Our small caliber range and armory was located in the basement of our school. We also maintained the M1 Garand. We used the Marine Corps range at Pendleton for live fire. Educationis a must for open carry of a deadly weapon. Although most high schools teach driver education to students and automobiles kill more people then guns.
Mental health evaluations would not prevent school shootings. In the last few school shootings: A) Eric & Derrek were persecuted by bullies at school and repeated pleas to authorities did no good, guns were supplied to the minors by adult illegally; B) Virginia Tech, man was derranged and school officials conspired to not report as was required by VA law; C) recent episode in CA was again a case of in-school bullying that was not addressed by school officials; D) Amish school shooting - man was convicted felon and therefore was in possession of the firearm illegally.
Gprod55: are you even a resident of Oklahoma? If not, then your opinion is irrelevant here and should be posted in a different place in the forum ... like under your home state perhaps.
cheers ~~ okboomer