just out of curiousity, how many of those kids were really raised around guns? i would think that kids that were raised around real gun enthusiasts would have been trained by their parent long before they would have gotten to your class.
and the private land issue may be for others safety. if i own the land, i know where anyone and everyone out there is sitting.
posted on 11/30/2005 8:16:22 AM PST
("My God, why have you forsaken us.. no wait, its the liberals that have forsaken you... my bad")
I teach in a very rural area in southern Jackson Co., and yes, most of those kids grew up around guns and gun owners.
Every year I have parents ask if they can just buy a hunter safety certificate for their child, so they wont have to miss football practice to take the class!
In my opinion 12 is just a lil young for the rifle season, but, I have never regretted giving up the $1,000's in lost wages over the past 20+ years to allow the youngsters the opportunity to take the classes to get a license.
posted on 11/30/2005 11:45:15 AM PST
(An "Earth First" kinda guy ( when we finish logging here, we'll start on the other planets.)
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