Firearms Education In the Classroom? This State May Be Doing It Soon…

A North Carolina legislator has put forward a bill that will surely give leftists a conniption fit should it pass: firearms education for high school students.

What is it? Bearing Arms reported:

House Bill 612, filed this week by Representative Jay Adams, would give the state room to develop a firearms education course and allow the class, which would include “firearms safety education as recommend by law enforcement agencies or a firearms association”, to be offered as an elective to high school students.

The course, which would be developed by the North Carolina Board of Education, would not allow live ammunition in the classroom and would also cover the history and mechanics of firearms with a firm emphasis on the importance of gun safety.

What are people saying about it? “I think education, first and foremost, is essential, before actually obtaining a firearm,” area resident Allen Shaw noted.

“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.”

“It would be a very beneficial course,” gun owner Tres Cobb noted.

“Handling, no. Teaching, you know, learning the mechanics, the designs, the many different firearms that there are, there’s nothing wrong with that,” Isiah King said.

What do those that have bought into the fear mongering about guns have to say? “I think it would hurt and help. It’s kind of like a catch-22,” said Tanica Wilkerson.

“I don’t even see the point in that,” Jenny Rorie said. “I don’t think they should, there’s enough violence going on without them doing that.”

“I think high school is a little early,” Wilkerson said. “I think some of those kids are not ready for that type of environment, to be exposed to something like that. I don’t feel like they’re mature enough.”

In response to the hysteria, what are the facts? Bearing Arms continued:

Under federal law, citizens under the age of 21 cannot purchase handguns, however, 18 year-olds can purchase a shotgun or rifle – guns which would be a part of the proposed high school course.

If passed, the course would be available in schools at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

Want to voice your support for this bill? Contact your North Carolina representatives [HERE]

Why is this important? The anti-Second Amendment crowd has long pushed a fear mongering narrative about firearms and should this bill pass, it would be a step in the right direction toward upholding the right to keep and bear arms in the face of massive opposition from rabid leftists hell-bent on disarming the public to gain control.