8600 High School Kids with Guns - What could possibly go wrong? - THR

Go Back   THR > Social Situations > General Gun Discussions

Welcome to THR
You are currently viewing our site as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions, articles and access our other FREE features. By joining our free community you will have, access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please visit the help section.

Thread Tools
Old June 20, 2015, 07:34 PM   #1
Join Date: August 8, 2008
Location: Upper Midwest
Posts: 282
8600 High School Kids with Guns - What could possibly go wrong?

Apparently not much went wrong, but quite a lot went right!

High schools: Minnesota trap shooting group now a model.

This spring, some 8,600 students from roughly 450 schools competed, putting the popular spring season (there is also a fall season) on par with traditional high school sports.

If the past weekend was any indication, dedication of parents, coaches and athletes shouldn't be underestimated. The statewide qualifiers for Saturday's event were held June 11-16 in Alexandria and drew more than 5,000 student-athletes and about 20,000 spectators, mostly relatives and siblings.
Some pics from the finals held June 20:
climbnjump is offline  
Old June 20, 2015, 07:42 PM   #2
Join Date: December 18, 2007
Location: St. Louis, MO
Posts: 1,174
This is great. Missouri is starting to head in the same direction in some areas, we just need a more unified organization to guide it.

This will never make the nationwide news but this is the epitome of what we should be trying to accomplish. My mother was terrified of guns until she attended a Youth Hunter Education Challenge match headed by the Department of Conservation. Seeing hundreds of kids safely and effectively using firearms changed her outlook completely.

HB is offline  
Old June 20, 2015, 10:13 PM   #3
Join Date: January 13, 2007
Location: Western Colorado
Posts: 822
The Horrer!

Awesome! My first thought was that must have been a ton of birds. How much fun could that have been? I got into trap shooting a couple years ago when I couldn't find .22 ammo and quickly became addicted. One day I hope to buy a nice over/under to do it proper.
mokin is offline  
Old June 21, 2015, 09:57 AM   #4
Join Date: August 26, 2009
Location: Belgium, Europe
Posts: 615
INI the 2015 European Games in Baku, (olympics, just for europeans, wich includes former sovjet union republics, israel, turkey...) Women Skeet gold medl was won by 17y old Amber Hill from the UK, who took up shooting at the age of 10, while Sara Hornung, an 18 yo from switserland took silver in 10 m air rifle, trailing just 0.1 point.

so, when youngster are introduced early, but well educated the 4 rules, what could go wrong?
vaupet is online now  

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vBulletin Optimisation by vB Optimise.
This site, its contents, Shooting Reviews, and its contents are Copyright (c) 2010-2013 Firearms Forum, Inc.
Although The High Road has attempted to provide accurate information on the forum, The High Road assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of the information. All information is provided "as is" with all faults without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. Neither The High Road nor any of its directors, members, managers, employees, agents, vendors, or suppliers will be liable for any direct, indirect, general, bodily injury, compensatory, special, punitive, consequential, or incidental damages including, without limitation, lost profits or revenues, costs of replacement goods, loss or damage to data arising out of the use or inability to use this forum or any services associated with this forum, or damages from the use of or reliance on the information present on this forum, even if you have been advised of the possibility of such damages.