Bill proposing gun safety classes for Highschoolers in Texas

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  1. OctoberRust

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    My oldest turned 12 today. He got a 10/22 stainless steel sporter for his birthday.:cool:
     
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    Unfortunately, I know way too many folks living in Texas that know nothing about guns or gun safety and if the class would be structured correctly I wouldn't mind seeing this happen.

    First, I think this should be taught by parents when kids get their first gun even if it's just a toy gun. I also know a lot of parents who wouldn't know which end of the gun to hold!

    This won't stop nut cases or gang bangers from doing stupid thinks but it could go a long way in preventing accidental shootings.
     
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    We shot a 20 gauge and a .22 in hunters safety when I was 12. Nobody complained, then again most of us knew how to shoot already, I remember starting with BB guns in cub scouts.


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    I disagree with the idea. If parents can make such a big deal about sex education, then this can be done as well. I think it should be up to the parents. But I can see why some are against both, but I do have to ask why even do so? Your average kid is not very likely to need this and I think it is something the parents should teach rather than a government drone.
     
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    Besides, I would rather my tax dollars go for something more useful such as math or science (and not that creationism crap or intelligent design garbage that Texas is trying to pass as fact) since these are more in job procurement.
     
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    I believe the article stated that it would be an optional course. If you don't want it or the parents don't want it so be it.
     
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    True, but I don't trust the government to force their opinions on us.
     
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    Grade school would be better but I'm good with this start.
     
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    My point exactly.:supergrin:
     
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    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    Ah, Houston. I can kind of see that given the many transpants and the "Mayor".:shocked:
     
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    Kingarthurhk Isaiah 53:4-9

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    It did. I have taught my children firearms saftey already, and actually quiz them on the parts of the firearm. Also, the word "clip" is not in their vocabulary.

    When there is more emotional maturity, I am going to graduate them from bb guns to the 10/22 .22LR.

    When they are are little bit older, it will be time for the Winchester Model 70 .30-06 and youth deer season.
     
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    By High School if the parents have done their part, it should be a marksmanship course.
     
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    My best friend was on the high school rifle team. He did just that. In fact he was required to bring his rifle to school! How far we have come since 1980.
     
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    In my opinion, this course should be taught in middle school which is when usually boys and girls are making their transition from BB Air gun to .22 Firearm. But like it was mentioned here, they should have the basic safety knowledge by then (like my kids).