Colorado Public School Takes Students to Shooting Range

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The anti-gun trend in America is unmistakable. I’ve published plenty of stories about public schools suspending or expelling kids over shaping a gun out of a pop tart, wearing an NRA 2nd Amendment shirt, or pointing a finger in a gun sign at recess….

In the midst of all the over reaction of schools districts in America to anything firearms related, there is this amazing turn in anti gun mentality by one local school district, in Colorado, of all places..

In Pueblo County, one school is bucking the anti-gun trend by approving a field trip for middle school students to a local shooting range where they learned about gun safety and how to properly handle a firearm.
The gun safety and marksman group Project Appleseed, an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, was brought in to instruct students, all of whom fired at the range with live ammunition. The trip was scheduled shortly after students learned about The Revolutionary War in their classrooms.

Of course, now that this story is getting national exposure, you can expect a response of outrage of anti-gun citizens, a fight with the school board, and a statewide push for legislation to ban such practices in the state’s schools.

oh well, it was fun while it lasted… unless of course the pro-gun citizens in Colorado stand up like they did during the recall of anti gun legislators and fight for the rights of schools to have such programs available for students in their districts.

Read more at TownHall.com

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  • Toby

    Absolutely fantastic! Hopefully this will be the seed that germinates into a movement.

  • Destry

    What’s needed is more efforts like this in order to remove the mystic of firearms; to instruct the youth of this nation that guns are tools and if handled in a safe and reasonable manner can provide recreation and self defense. Firearms if properly used are no more dangerous than automobiles, but if used carelessly or recklessly each can be just as deadly as the other. This fact must be kept in mind, far more people are killed and injured each year from motor vehicle accidents than from firearms accidents… no more or less tragic from one than from the other.

    • Hoodoo H

      ALL THE WAY, Brother!

      • Ray – Jesus is the Son of God.

        As we all know the world we live has turned upside down.

        What is good is now called evil. What is evil is now called

        good. God’s Words is now called “hate material” and talking

        about God’s laws is called “hate speech.” Lawlessness is

        increasing at every level. The wicked continue to push their

        evil upon us. A friend of mine and I have created a website

        that explains from God’s Word what is going on and where

        it’s all leading to. Our website is called itshallcometopass at dot org..

        • Hoodoo H

          itshallcometopass at dot org is an excellent site folks.

          • Ray – Jesus is the Son of God.

            Thank you.

          • Hoodoo H

            Due diligence pays off, Brother.
            You’re welcome!

  • foxxybey

    For once common sense, a great idea and wish every school would do the same. Bless this school.

    • Ray – Jesus is the Son of God.


  • Hoodoo H

    Amen, Jesus!
    Finally…, some Patriots start leading Our children the right way.

  • doug

    when was in school, 50’s, used to bring my .22 rifle to school, [walking] with ammo, put in my [unlocked] locker, after school, take the gun in the woods hunting, no permits, no libtards whining, there were NEVER any such thing as school shootings, etc.
    not until liberals, welfare, lowlifes, violent video games, and liberal run cities showed up, then the SHTF, and they blamed everyone but themselves !!!!

    • Doug… dito… When I was in school , the guys in my class had rifles in their rifle racks mounted in the window of their trucks… on school property.. no one thought anything of it.

  • Wayne Ogilvy

    Out Freaking Standing ! Maybe they can do away with the myth that firearms are bad and the government has your best interests at heart ! Way to go Pueblo school district ! Now get rid of common core while your on a roll !!!

  • Dodged5

    When I was in school I was on the school rifle team and competed against other schools. Our school had an indoor range in the basement. Wouldn’t it be great to see that come back again. I doubt there is any possibility though. Whoever organized this trip and all those that approved it are probab;t as good as fired right now.

  • Wallie

    Good for them, the students will learn respect for, not fear firearms.

  • lraivala

    This should be a requirement in all schools across the country. Very valuable lessons can be taught to children about the dangers as well as the proper use and handling of a firearm.

  • MikeS

    Sounds like a wonderful and educational way to spend the day with children. I hope some of the parents joined in.

  • Roy Mallmann

    This is the absolute best idea that I have heard of. They could also be taught how to disarm a person with a gun.

    • Hoodoo H

      AGREED, all valuable lessons.

  • Tommy K.

    YES! YES! YES! Praise The Lord!!!!!!!!!!!

  • LynnB

    I was in ROTC in H.S> in Utah and we shot .22 LR rifles. Also took hunter safety class at 15 and onto my first hunting trip with my own rifle at age 16.
    Recently I left my AR “Assault” Rifle (BTW, AR is for the original maker, Armalite, back in the 50’s), and I left it near the door for a week and I’ll be damned, the postman came, the UPS guy, the FED Ex guy, some Mormon and Jehova’s missionaries, and that damn gun didn’t get up and shoot anyone.
    Too bad these anti gun, anti constitutional idiots don’t realize that it is the PERP and NOT the GUN that kills people. Nor do they have a clue that in almost every mass murder/shooting, the perp is mentally deranged and the signs were all there, yet ignored.

    • art

      I still have my first hunting license from Jersey at the age of 14, 1949
      It still isn’t like that anymore. Glad I moved down South to Georgia in 1959.

  • jb80538

    And not one kid was hurt, and they had a great time. Those that weren’t familiar with guns learn they aren’t so scary!

  • 7818TD

    Finally, the Educational System is teaching something of value!!!

  • overkills

    good, i hope more schools do that, our school here in rimersburg pa should do it to. it would help the kids for hunting. support the CONSTITUTION and our FREEDOM

  • reagangs

    Growing up on the family farm (Hale county, TX) and small town America (Abernathy, TX) in the Texas panhandle of the late 1940s, 1950s and early 1960s, my brother and I learned to shoot an old .22 rifle and 410 gauge shot gun. We both had merit badges from Cub and Boy Scouts. On one hunting trip with my dad and his brothers, I bagged a Mud Hen with the 410 gauge shot gun. During my four year US Navy stint (1966-1970) as a Hospitalman, I became a Corpsman at Camp Pendleton, CA, and served with the 7th Fleet and USMC as a SAW crew member on shore and aboard the USS Repose (AH-16) on a medevac team. It is important that the young, that want to and are allowed to by their parents, learn gun safety and can practice under supervision. After all, a few will be the future of our military whether we like it or not. There will always be the bad guys that will need to be reigned in, on occasion. Communism and radical islam will always be around and need to be kept in check. Just ask the Vietnamese and todays troops. Retired engineer, Fort Worth, TX.

  • hondo

    Where did they get that photo????? The kid has no hearing protection !!!!!!!

  • Robert S Moulds

    I think is a sensible solution to the gun problem if the students get to learn able guns
    responsible instructors. They are less likely to learn from criminal street gangs and less incline to miss use them their fore saving lives. Schools do this with sex and drug education why not gun awareness.