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Reply #46: True, and false. Gun safety classes save lives. Shooting guns in class is a bit much. [View All]

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Hobarticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-21-06 01:22 PM
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46. True, and false. Gun safety classes save lives. Shooting guns in class is a bit much.
Firing those guns may be a little extreme, I'll grant you that. I don't agree with that at all.

But dismissing gun safety courses as dangerous, while done so with good intentions, makes as much sense as claiming that teaching sex ed leads to sex.

Apparently the author of the article thinks it's better that a child discovers a gun in the home, stored irresponsibly, and decides to take it upon himself to learn about handling a gun. Even if you don't have a gun in the house, your child's friend's parents might. And kids playing with guns don't always just hurt themselves. Assuming that every parent teaches their child gun safety is folly.
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