This is a good one:
First let’s see the video
Ok step one, look at that disclaimer at the front-and-center. Now look at the image. Billy Johnson works for the NRA but speaks for himself. Now we can reflect that NRA is not horribly offended by his statements, as he has not be fired from his position. Still this is the FURTHEST thing from “NRA Policy”.
Still I don’t see what the big deal is. We’re one of the most heavily armed countries in the world. Guns are out there. We also have a ton of roads and cars, so we teach kids how to safely cross the street. We teach kids about the dangers of illegal drugs. We teach kids the ins-and-outs of sex, and the dangers of it.
That last one can be oped out of in most schools, but there are some schools where the sex ed class is mandatory. I’m fine with that, sex can indeed be dangerous, emotionally, and physically. My parents taught me about sex long before the teachers were talking about it. It was a smart move, it meant THEY were teaching those lessons, and anything my teachers had to add were simply supplemental, and given that I had a good understanding of the issue, I could easily ask questions.
But for folks not as proactive as mine, sex is still out there, and the desires are still there. Ignoring them won’t make them go away, and very well might make them worse. The same goes for guns. Guns exist, and even if you don’t like guns or have them, they are out there. I fail to see how basic firearms safety can in any way be a DETRIMENT to people.
Hell that’s why I shot my first gun. I was 19, I didn’t understand or like guns, but to burn an afternoon and learn how to use guns seemed like a no-brainer.
Turned out to have changed my life, but it doesn’t have that effect on everybody.
Of course the real reason why anti-rights people (who constantly crow about “safety”) wouldn’t want something like this taught to age-appropriate children is it puts guns in a light that shows them as ANYTHING but bad.
They can’t have that. They can’t show how FUN it is to shoot guns. They can’t show people saving lives with guns. They can’t show history with guns. They can’t show family connection with guns.
They can only show them as horrible lumps of pure evil, because ONLY THEN do their ravings look sane.
Also check out Sean touching on the same subject.