One Colorado Public Middle School is causing quite a stir with the anti-gun rights left. The Middle School decided to take a logical and proactive approach to actually teaching their students about guns and gun safety by taking them to a local shooting range. Using their brains and actually teaching their students is causing the anti-gun left to go a little crazy, as you can imagine. The anti-gunners would much rather the public school demagogue guns and tell their kids that guns are dangerous and deadly – instead of actually teaching them something!
A group of students in Pueblo County was firing live ammo and learning about gun safety.
“I’m very excited, today we’re going to come out here on the gun range and shoot a little bit. The past week we’ve learned about the revolutionary war,” said Jonah Statezny, a Craver middle school student.
“My favorite part is shooting guns. When I was little we used to go to the shooting range,” said another student, Danielle Cooper.
“Often firearms and schools don’t mix. There’s a big fear there. So we are pushing the safety aspect and hopefully ease some people’s fears,” said Timothy Baird, with the Craver Middle School
Appleseed is a nonprofit, dedicated to teaching American history and traditional marksmanship.
“We’ve never been allowed to bring actual real firearms into a school. Until this week. This is a very big deal. We had them touching fire arms, holding them and learning about how to handle them safely,” said Elizabeth Blackwood with Appleseed.
“I think everyone should learn how to use a gun but learn how to use it properly, and the precautions you’re supposed to take and how serious a gun really is,” said Statezny.
“I think they should learn and it’s actually pretty good advice,” added Cooper.
It’s advice some teachers think needs to be in the hands of students in school.
“Personally I think it’s a great step forward,” said Baird.
The school got permission from the Pueblo County Sheriff’s office and all the parents for gun lessons and the field trip.
Sadly, situations like this are becoming less frequent when they should be happening more often as our population grows and the number of firearms in our nation increases. Just fifty years ago firearms safety was a much more popular subject in public schools, where students as young as elementary age were taught the basics of gun safety.
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