Guns in Schools: Why Didn’t We Think of That?

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation

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Apparently, the state of Oklahoma is working hard to get themselves declared officially Southern.

According to today’s Tulsa World, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation is adding shotgun training to their existing offerings in the state’s schools. A program called Archery in the Schools is already in 310 schools statewide, and now shotguns are next.

To quote the World’s columnist, Kelly Bostian:

School: It’s all about readin’, writin’, ‘rithmatic, archery, bowhunting, hunter safety, shotgun sports and fishing – at least it is in Oklahoma.

For many years now, we’ve heard horror stories in the news about kids going ape and shooting teachers and classmates. Does this news make you a little nervous? Or does this fall in line with what we’ve said before about teaching kids to respect guns again and see them as tools – not weapons of mass vengeance for the bullied and disenfranchised?

Here’s the original article, in case you want to check it out.

2 Responses to “Guns in Schools: Why Didn’t We Think of That?”

  1. It actually makes me glad. If kids would learn how guns work and see the damage they can do for themselves, it would make them less likely to use one on their friends. They are used to X-Box and Nintendo so much they blend fantasy with reality. I wish all schools would adopt firearm safety in their curriculum.

    • We agree. Playing games with guns that have no real consequences does nothing but teach a lack of respect for the gun and for human life. Gun safety was taught to me from a very young age.

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