Just when you think everything is going in the wrong direction, you see glimmers of hope like this!
Way to go Iowa!
In a new report out today, it’s been announced that two different school districts in Iowa will be adding mandatory firearm safety courses next year.
Support the 2nd Amendment and do it in a way that keeps everyone safe and responsible!
In case the Dems don’t understand, that’s EXACTLY the way our Founding Fathers expected it all to work!
Take a look:
Here are more details, from our friends over at The Hill:
Two school districts in Iowa will reportedly introduce mandatory classes about firearm safety into school curriculum starting next year.
Students enrolled in both the 7th and 8th grade at schools in the North Butler and Clarksville districts will be required to take part in a mandatory hunter safety course taught by the Butler County Conservation Board, Radio Iowa reported on Thursday.
The course will reportedly be implemented into the students’ PE curriculum.
High school students interested in learning about firearm safety will also reportedly have the option to participate in a voluntary class.
North Butler Superintendent Joel Foster told the local outlet that the classes are geared towards teaching students how to “use weapons responsibly, how to respect them, understand it’s not a video game and those sort of things, that maybe we’ll cut down on our chances of having a severe incident."
Foster also added that although he understands not all students are interested in hunting, the goal is to teach students lessons they can use in unexpected situations.
"If my 12-year-old girl is out babysitting a 3-year-old and the 3-year-old walks out of mom and dad’s bedroom with a handgun or a shotgun, she needs to know how to handle that," Foster said.
Parents can reportedly sign a form opting their child out of the class if they oppose having their child participating. There also will not reportedly be operable firearms or live ammunition present during the course.
And from Radio Iowa:
Firearm safety is being added to the curriculum in the North Butler and Clarksville Community School Districts.
Starting in the spring, a mandatory hunter safety course taught by Butler County Conservation will be implemented into the 7th and 8th grade PE curriculum. A voluntary, closed class will be added for those in grades 9-12 who want to participate.
Superintendent Joel Foster says the course was developed to keep the safety of students and staff the top priority. “What we do best is educate our kids,” Foster says. “We feel if we educate our kids in how to use weapons responsibly, how to respect them, understand it’s not a video game and those sort of things, that maybe we’ll cut down on our chances of having a severe incident.”
Foster says he knows not every student will go hunting, nor does he expect them to as a result of the training. The hope is to expose all students to firearm safety, whether it’s for hunting or for life situations down the road.
“You never know what’s going to happen. If my 12-year-old girl is out babysitting a 3-year-old and the 3-year-old walks out of mom and dad’s bedroom with a handgun or a shotgun, she needs to know how to handle that,” Foster says. “That’s one of the scenarios we don’t really think about. It’s better to be proactive than reactive and this is the best way we could think of to be proactive with things.”
Parents who oppose having their child participate can sign a form opting them out of the class. No operable firearms or live ammunition will be present during the course. According to the Center for Injury and Research Prevention, the majority (89%) of unintentional shooting deaths occur in the home. Most of these deaths occur when children are playing with a loaded gun in their parent’s absence.
Time To Send Nancy Pelosi a HUGE Message:
Don't ya just love it?