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  • Guns made for kids: How young is too young to shoot?

    05/03/2013 8:10:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    NBC News ^ | Matthew DeLuca
    The gun was small and light, the training wheels of firearms. The .22-caliber, single-shot Crickett rifle turned deadly on Tuesday, officials in Kentucky said, when a 5-year-old Cumberland County boy shot and killed his 2-year-old sister in what the coroner described to a local paper as “just one of those crazy accidents.” The toddler was shot when the boy was playing with the rifle, as Kentucky state police said in a statement. The gun, a type of rifle made specifically for kids, had been given to the boy as a gift last year and kept in a corner, and the...
  • We don't need more gun control

    12/30/2010 5:16:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 11 replies · 358+ views
    The Troy Record (NY) ^ | December 30, 2010 | James V. Franco
    I wasn’t around guns much when I was growing up — my family owns a butcher shop so others would go out in the woods and drag the deer back to the store to get cut up — but I remember one time my Uncle Tim took some members of my family and I target shooting a long, long time ago. I could have been more than 12 or 13 at the time, 15 tops, and he taught me how to respect a gun. Always keep the barrel pointed to the ground, be careful how you hold it while walking....
  • Legislature Passes Gleason Legislation to Heighten Safety for Michigan Residents and Students

    12/18/2010 11:39:07 AM PST · by neverdem · 8 replies
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Sen. John Gleason 2010-12-16 (517) 373-0142 Legislature Passes Gleason Legislation to Heighten Safety for Michigan Residents and Students Gleason bills will encourage gun safety education for students, help cleanup contaminated sites in local communities, and strengthen health regulations in tattoo parlors LANSING—The Michigan Legislature recently voted to pass several bills sponsored by Senator John J. Gleason, including his legislation to increase programs for gun safety in public schools. Under Senate Bill 1402, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) is required to develop or adopt a model gun safety program based on the “Eddie Eagle” curriculum...
  • Schoolboy Turns in Found 'Weapon', Gets Suspended For Effort

    12/14/2006 12:25:17 PM PST · by Mobile Vulgus · 74 replies · 3,128+ views
    Publius' Forum ^ | 12/14/06 | Warner Todd Huston
    In school we tell our children that guns are bad. We tell them to be good little children and turn in those bad, evil guns to a parent, a policeman or a teacher. We tell them to do the supposed responsible thing. Be an upstanding citizen and take that evil gun out of circulation so that someone else won't kill half the city, runs the logic. So, a young boy at Troy Middle School near Joliet, Illinois follows this sage advice and what is his reward? He is kicked out of school for following his indoctrination. On November 15th, 13-year-old...
  • Boy lived within arsenal of 98 guns: 11-year-old, dad and grandmom charged in shooting of playmate

    07/15/2006 8:35:57 PM PDT · by Coleus · 95 replies · 1,845+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 07.13.06 | TOM HAYDON
    An 11-year-old East Brunswick boy who fatally shot his friend last month was surrounded by guns. In the East Brunswick townhouse where the boy lived with his father and grandmother, investigators discovered a cache of 98 firearms, nearly all unsecured, authorities said. In the bedroom he shared with his father, police found four rifles and 21 handguns, five of which were loaded. Middlesex County authorities said yesterday the boy's easy access to weapons led to the June 28 shooting death of Alexander Khoudiakov, 12. The boy's father, Michael Guerriero, 46, and grandmother, Josephine Guerriero, 72, who also lives in the...
  • Principals to decide if NRA's Eddie Eagle books will be allowed in Unified schools

    10/08/2005 9:31:38 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 5 replies · 288+ views
    The Journal Times (Racine, WI) ^ | 10/7/05 | Robert Gutsche Jr
    Principals to decide if Eddie Eagle books will be allowed in Unified schools By Robert Gutsche Jr RACINE - Racine Unified School District principals will decide if the National Rifle Association's "Eddie Eagle" coloring books will be used in their elementary schools, the district said Thursday. But to get the controversial coloring books - which were approved for Racine Police Department officers to use in gun-safety training classes by the City Council this week - an elementary principal would have to ask the Police Department to bring the books to their school. If that's done, the material would go before...
  • Principals to decide if Eddie Eagle books will be allowed in Unified schools

    10/07/2005 7:17:30 AM PDT · by holymoly · 32 replies · 994+ views
    Journal Times Online ^ | Oct. 7, 2005 | Robert Gutsche Jr
    RACINE - Racine Unified School District principals will decide if the National Rifle Association's "Eddie Eagle" coloring books will be used in their elementary schools, the district said Thursday. But to get the controversial coloring books - which were approved for Racine Police Department officers to use in gun-safety training classes by the City Council this week - an elementary principal would have to ask the Police Department to bring the books to their school. If that's done, the material would go before the district's curriculum committee, which would determine whether the books meet curriculum standards. "The district then could...
  • Rifle hunting legalized in time for deer and bear seasons (NY Southern Tier)

    09/06/2005 10:33:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies · 1,044+ views
    The Buffalo News ^ | 9/2/2005 | WILL ELLIOTT
    News Outdoors Reporter Hunting for big game with a rifle becomes legal in parts of Western New York this deer and bear seasons. Rifle hunting options will open to hunters in 10 counties along New York State's Southern Tier. After decades of proposed rifle bills in the Department of Environmental Conservation Southern Zone, some restricting caliber sizes, Senator Dale M. Volker, R-Depew, saw his bill S918-A successfully through the New York State Senate. Assemblywoman Francine DelMonte, D-Niagara Falls, sponsored the bill as A4852-A in the Assembly. The bill met with great acceptance, with a 58-2 approval in the Senate and...
  • Boy Punished After Turning in Fake Gun

    02/03/2005 11:22:59 AM PST · by 2Am4Sure · 85 replies · 2,105+ views
    Kansas City KCTV5 ^ | 02/03/2005 | Staff
    GLADSTONE, Mo. -- A fifth-grader learned a lesson the hard way, and he said he was trying to do a good deed. Frasier McCart said he was waiting for the bus when he discovered what looked like a handgun. It was bent open. The 10-year-old put it in his bag, bent open, and rode the bus to school. He then went straight to the principal's office and turned the gun in. He got a day of detention for bringing it onto school property. "I'm a citizen trying to do a good deed," Frasier said. "I'm a Scout who knows that...
  • NJ Rifle program teaches gun safety to children

    07/28/2004 6:31:46 PM PDT · by Coleus · 7 replies · 368+ views
    Garrett Fletcher loves to play video games, especially Medal of Honor for Playstation. Through the Riverdale Junior Rifle Program, the 9-year-old from Pompton Lakes said he can imagine he's in the game, as he shoots at paper targets and wooden stakes. He's also learned that precision shooting in real life isn't as easy as in video games. "It's pretty tough," Garrett said. "It's a lot easier to shoot the stake." **** Before they are allowed to shoot, members are put through a safety program. There is a video and 30-minute lecture given by Berretta. They are also taught proper gun...
  • Gun safety program planned for schools [Eddie Eagle]

    05/31/2004 12:32:05 PM PDT · by Gun142 · 2 replies · 999+ views
    NOLA.com ^ | May 30, 2004 | Brian Friedman
    <p>Local elementary school students will be visited by a big bird this fall, but not the oversized canary of "Sesame Street" fame.</p> <p>Eddie Eagle, The National Rifle Association's feathered gun-safety expert, will be making the rounds of pre-kindergarten through sixth-grade classrooms, thanks to a $4,500 grant from the NRA Foundation.</p>
  • Looking for guidance on firearms training

    12/24/2003 1:33:38 PM PST · by Archangelsk · 35 replies · 342+ views
    N/A | 122403 | Me
    My son is now four. He has shown a strong interest in learning how to fire my weapons. Any guidance in terms of age would be appreciated. (I've already figured out that he will fire nothing larger than a .22 under my strict supervision).
  • Cop In Trouble After Leaving Loaded Handgun At School (Eddie the Eagle works)

    11/21/2003 12:35:11 PM PST · by Stew Padasso · 16 replies · 565+ views
    Cop In Trouble After Leaving Loaded Handgun At School POSTED: 4:47 p.m. EST November 20, 2003 UPDATED: 5:07 p.m. EST November 20, 2003 ORLANDO, Fla. -- An Orlando police officer is under investigation after he left a loaded handgun at a school. Kenneth Pinkston was off duty when his personal firearm was dropped inside the auditorium at Kaley Elementary. The handgun that was found is smaller than a videotape. But, fortunately, it wasn't fired. The gun looked like a toy, however, it's anything but. "If you don't know what you're doing and pick it up...Bang!" comments Larry Anderson, Shoot Straight...
  • What do kids learn from gun education?

    11/16/2003 10:35:54 AM PST · by spald · 11 replies · 174+ views
    The Cincinnati Enquirer Online ^ | November 16, 2003 | Anna Guido
    Sunday, November 16, 2003What do kids learn from gun education? By Anna GuidoEnquirer contributor COLUMBUS - Timothy Grendell is adamant about teaching gun safety to kids. In rural areas like his native Geauga County, he says, gun safety is often taught in the home and gun accidents are rare. But that's not the case in urban areas, which is why Rep. Grendell, R-Chesterland, worked for three years to get House Bill 95 passed this summer to fund gun safety education in Ohio schools. "We teach sex education, we teach drug education - I think it's appropriate that we also teach...
  • Kerry Supports Eddie Eagle Program in Schools!

    11/07/2003 5:24:05 PM PST · by venturin · 28 replies · 164+ views
    C-Span | 11-07-03 | Ven
    Anyone watching C-Span? Kerry is doing a meet and greet somewhere and a young lady asked him what he thinks about the Eddie Eagle program in schools. He said he didn't know much about it and she explained that it was a program to teach children gun safety. He asked whether it was a mandatory program and she said no, that it was a program that schools could use to teach gun safety. He said it was a good idea, he supports it! How about that? It's on C-span now. (8:23 PM)
  • Keeping kids safe from guns

    08/21/2002 2:15:20 PM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 13 replies · 402+ views
    WTNH-TV.com [New Haven, CT] ^ | August 20, 2002 | Staff
    (New Haven-WTNH, Aug. 20, 2002 5:12 PM) _ Does Connecticut law do enough to keep kids safe from gun violence? That question is being raised after two separate incidents with kids and guns had deadly consequences. In both cases it was a child who pulled trigger and two young people were killed. The laws are there. They require gun safety locks and the person who owns the gun is responsible no matter who pulls the trigger. It's obvious those laws don't always keep guns out of kids hands, so the question is what can be done to prevent another tragic...