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    Gun safety Might be Taught in Schools

    From the NRA email.

    MICHIGAN:Senate Passes "Eddie Eagle" Legislation On Thursday, July 1, the Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 1402 by a 34-4 vote. This legislation now moves to the State House for consideration. Authored by State Senator John Gleason (D-27), SB1402 would make gun safety programs available to school districts for inclusion in curriculums in Michigan. The purpose of NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program isn't to teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children if they come across a firearm in an unsupervised situation. Please continue to check www.NRAILA.org for more information as this bill moves through the State House.

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    Well it's about time, perhaps this will wake up the parents who wont teach there kids about guns because there to dangerous.

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    Amen!

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    Yeah, I'm sure they don't teach there kids about drugs and sex either, or the law for that matter.

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    Gun control kills kids. If they are kept away from guns, then they are kept away from gun safety. I saw, a video in which this kid actually got a flashlight to look down the barrel of a revolver to see if it was loaded.If he at least went through a basic course, he wouldn't have done that.


    If they prohibit guns in schools, what message is that sending to the kids. They teach American history, and the Bill of Rights, but turn around and suspend them for doodling a gun on a page. They are teaching that rights are disposable, and that they can be taken at a whim. They teach that you cant trust the average person, especially if they have a gun. They teach a false reality and false sense of security. They teach a fear of inanimate objects, or that its the object, not the criminal act that is the problem. They teach much more than that, but Im preaching to the choir, so if you want to add anything, by all means, the floor is yours.

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    Good thread & posts!

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    What he said.....

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    Eddie Eagle is great, if you're about 4-10 years old. After that, safe gun knowledge also involves knowing how to handle guns safely. If the JROTC programs all across the state can get away with shooting air rifles, there is no reason at all why gun use shouldn't be a semester long course available to high school students, perhaps counting for science or PE credit.

    I've said it for a long long time, that students who can pass a NICS check or a LEIN check or something similar should be able to study shooting and basic firearms knowledge in school, even if it's only air guns and air soft guns used for actual shooting. The constitution and federal and state law all define able bodied adults as the militia, and certainly the US government loves to target high school students for military recruitment. So why shouldn't education reflect on that?
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    Nics and other forms of background checks in schools would be more of an indoctrination of socialist policies. I dont see the relevance of such testing anyhow, the record of a minor child isnt even admissible later in life, and for good reason.

    There is a high school Ive heard of in Tennessee that has an actual firearms course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stainless1911 View Post
    Nics and other forms of background checks in schools would be more of an indoctrination of socialist policies. I dont see the relevance of such testing anyhow, the record of a minor child isnt even admissible later in life, and for good reason.

    There is a high school Ive heard of in Tennessee that has an actual firearms course.
    I think you need to go look up definitions for socialism. It can mean a lot of things, but it definitely doesn't mean that.

    Off the top of my head, I can think of no one in modern times who has any wide spread political reputability and has suggested that non recorded NICS checks are a bad thing for their intended purposes.

    Besides, in this case it would be very much like requiring a physical before being able to play football. In the case of contact sports for teens, the government allows and funds it, but makes sure that participants are fit, so as to avoid getting sued into oblivion. The idea I proposed would do exactly the same thing.

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    Did that done that.

    For years myself and one other fellow did these NRA home gun safety courses. We did them in Churches all over Macomb county as a free service to Parents and their children hoping to prevent tragic incidents.

    It's about time the State wakes up.


    Quote Originally Posted by stainless1911 View Post
    From the NRA email.

    MICHIGAN:Senate Passes "Eddie Eagle" Legislation On Thursday, July 1, the Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 1402 by a 34-4 vote. This legislation now moves to the State House for consideration. Authored by State Senator John Gleason (D-27), SB1402 would make gun safety programs available to school districts for inclusion in curriculums in Michigan. The purpose of NRA's Eddie Eagle GunSafe Program isn't to teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children if they come across a firearm in an unsupervised situation. Please continue to check www.NRAILA.org for more information as this bill moves through the State House.
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    Hm. Interesting. As long as the liberally slanted education system doesn't try to put their own spin on the curriculum, this would be good. ...and y'all know that's gonna happen somewhere, sometime. Oh yeah, it's got to be in depth enough that it does more than just pique their curiosity, too. They need an extra healthy dose of respect for the subject.
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    There is just no substitute for trigger time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michigander View Post
    Eddie Eagle is great, if you're about 4-10 years old. After that, safe gun knowledge also involves knowing how to handle guns safely. If the JROTC programs all across the state can get away with shooting air rifles, there is no reason at all why gun use shouldn't be a semester long course available to high school students, perhaps counting for science or PE credit.

    I've said it for a long long time, that students who can pass a NICS check or a LEIN check or something similar should be able to study shooting and basic firearms knowledge in school, even if it's only air guns and air soft guns used for actual shooting. The constitution and federal and state law all define able bodied adults as the militia, and certainly the US government loves to target high school students for military recruitment. So why shouldn't education reflect on that?
    id make it a math subject too.

    ballistics can get pretty complicated,gotta worry about burn rates,weights,caliber,velocity,trajectory,density, rate of fire..all kinds of stuff
    not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.


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    id love to go to a k-12 school where gunsmithing is considered a form of mechanics,ballistics is math,shooting is gym/P.E. and where science gets thrown in there too.

    history would still be my favorite though,getting to watch tales of the gun and certain episodes of modern marvels.
    not a lawyer, dont take anything i say as legal advice.


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