Skip to comments.Firearms Safety Course Opposed by Wisconsin Political Group
Posted on 08/11/2017 1:29:19 PM PDT by marktwain
A leftist Wisconsin group, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) is opposing teaching children gun safety in schools. They prefer that children not be taught about gun safety, because if they learn about guns, they may decide that guns can be fun and useful.
A group dedicated to preventing gun violence has concerns, over a bill that could have Wisconsin high schools teaching kids how to safely handle guns. The legislation from Republican lawmakers requires the Departments of Public Instruction, and Natural Resources to develop the curriculum.
Our concern is that its not actually firearms safety, its really about teaching children to enjoy shooting firearms, said Annalise Dickman with WAVE Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort.
The logic is similar to those who avoid teaching children to swim. The parallel is that if we teach children to swim, they might drown. If we teach children to use guns safely, they might shoot someone. If we teach children to drive safely, they might like cars.
But teaching children to swim keeps many from downing. Teaching defensive driving reduces car accidents. Teaching gun safety has a high correlation with decreasing firearm accident rates. Guns have many useful purposes. With the Wisconsin Constitutional protection of guns, they will be hard to eliminate.
WAVE has always been a political organization. WAVE is a small organization, funded by the leftist Joyce foundation. From patch.com in 2012:
However, WAVE is very politically active. Jeri Bonavia, the executive director of WAVE, is often found in politics, pushing gun control on behalf of her and the WAVE organization. For just a few of many examples, see here, here and here. Notice the recurring theme? It's always somehow related to gun control. In addition, WAVE itself is
(Excerpt) Read more at ammoland.com ...
Only a nasty, evil group of people would put a political agenda ahead of keeping people safe. These are crumby slobs!
Their problem is that once someone is taught gun safety, the gun is no longer a scary thing that is going to jump out of the ground and shoot them. Knowledge is power, and they don’t want this particular knowledge spreading. It will neuter their message.
WAVE = Wisconsinites Against Virtually Everything
Liberals are insane. Numerous reports to that effect come in every day.
My high school had a girl’s rifle team in 1950.
The funny thing about this group is that kids in Wisconsin take off a week of school every November to go hunting. And they do it when they are 8 or younger. High School is way too late. When every second household in Wisconsin has a gun rack in their house and one out of 5 have a bow, its hard to believe that the schools are teaching anything. As a Wisconsin resident I can tell you its like teaching fish to swim.
In Wisconsin there are more guns than people and most years there are more boating deaths than gun deaths. In fact there are often more skiing deaths during skiing season than gun deaths during deer hunting season.
If these people want to stop violence in Wisconsin they can outlaw Bear fans during football season.
Gun safety should be taught as often as swimming safety, and almost as early. Third grade is about the right timing.
Fruitless to look for logic from the emotion driven.
When I lived in Wisconsin, the Future Farmers of America hosted weekend seminars for the junior and senior high school students, with parents signatore on a form, for gun safety. It was handled at a local shotgun range, so we all got to experience trap and skeet shooting. For the next two summers, I worked ‘the high house’, before my family moved to CT.
Sooooo— IF we do NOT teach kids how to use a knife & fork, they won’t get fat???
Sooooo IF we do NOT teach kids how to use a knife & fork, they wont get fat???
Yeah... That’s the ticket!
This Ping List is for all things pertaining to the 2nd Amendment.
FReepmail me if you want to be added to or deleted from the list.
More 2nd Amendment related articles on FR's Bang List.
If children learn that guns are useful and fun, it is a lot harder to make them fear guns in the hands of the abiding citizens.
First, always assume that it IS loaded.
...which is your business because....
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.