Students at North Carolina high schools may have the opportunity to take firearm education classes. The curriculum would teach gun safety, as well as the math, history, and science of guns.
While some parents think this should be an off limits topic, many think it would teach children the respect they need to have to guns.
Tres Cobb, a gun owner who supports the bull, says, “It would be a very beneficial,” and Danny Davis says, “”Gives the kids a chance to learn how to work them.”
House Bill 612 would offer the class as an elective and while live ammunition won’t be allowed in the classrooms, it is unclear whether or not actual guns will be present.
Bearing Arms reports:
“I think education, first and foremost, is essential, before actually obtaining a firearm,” Allen Shaw said.
“If they have the opportunity to buy, they should have the opportunity to be educated,” Shaw said. “We’ve got too many people out there right now that are wanting to buy guns that don’t have any background with them.”
Of course, the bill has drawn sharp criticism from individuals who feel the course would encourage students to become shooters… or something.
If the bill passes, the course would be available to high school students at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.
What do you think? Would you allow your children to take this course?
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