To keep our children safe…

October 18th, 2011

We teach them how to operate a car in Driver’s Ed.

We teach them how to swim in Phys. Ed.

We teach them about the perils of Marijuana, viagra generic cialis Cocaine, buy cialis unhealthy & Meth in Health Ed.

We teach them about AIDS, case Syphilis, Gonorrhea, & Herpes in Sex Ed.

But we mostly never teach them about the safe handling of firearms in Gun Ed.

Thirty-eight percent of households contain at least one firearm.

Taking the prevalence of guns into account, is it really more important that we teach kids how to put a condom on a banana than how to work the safety on a hunting rifle?

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  • 1. John Foust  |  October 18th, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    Driver’s ed? Where have you been? Most schools lost that a long time ago. Budget cuts. Shifted to private schools.

    I’d say yes, it’s more important to teach about sexual health than it is to teach gun safety. Can anyone point to a school that has some sort of gun class (as opposed to, say, a skeet club).

    Back when I was in high school, we could bring our guns to school. I know I did. I can’t remember if we had to leave the ammo in the office or not.

  • 2. Nick  |  October 18th, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Let your kid join Boy Scouts… great gun ed right there.

  • 3. “…is it reall&hellip  |  October 20th, 2011 at 6:45 am

    […] Elliot Stearns, noting that “thirty-eight percent of households contain at least one firearm” but firearm safety is nowhere to be seen in our schools. […]

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