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AZ Bill OK'd to allow firearms course in schools

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  1. AZTOY

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    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

    PHOENIX - The Legislature has voted to allow public schools to offer an elective gun safety course that would have to include instruction on how firearms help protect peace and freedom.

    The House approved the bill (SB12761), 40-15, on Monday. The Senate approved it unanimously on Feb. 17 and it now goes to Gov. Janet Napolitano.

    State law already allows the state Game and Fish Department to provide training in safe handling of guns and bows at schools requesting the training.

    However, the bill would allow school districts and charter schools to offer a one-semester course in firearms marksmanship.

    Under the bill, the course would have to include instruction on gun safety, the basic operation of firearms, the history of firearms and marksmanship, "the role of firearms in preserving peace and freedom" and the "constitutional roots of the right to keep and bear arms."

    Also, students would have to practice shooting at an established range, be instructed on the use of clay targets and demonstrate competence with a .22-caliber rifle.

    Rep. Tom Prezelski, D-Tucson, called some of the provisions attempts to politically indoctrinate students.

    "I hope we have an opportunity do something that's strictly about gun safety and marksmanship," Prezleski said.


    I love AZ :D
     
  2. Silver Bullet

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    I was just about to post exactly that when I read the thread title and then I saw you said that at the end of your post.

    I'm gonna say it anyway: I love Arizona ! :cool:
     
  3. armoredman

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  4. mattf7184

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    Wow....wish my school or state would allow that!
     
  5. armoredman

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    We have plenty of room, sir!
     
  6. Henry Bowman

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    'Bout time.
     
  7. Stickjockey

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    What's the weather like in Flagstaff?
     
  8. boofus

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    Basic firearms safety should be taught in schools. If they can teach the dangers of keeping a loaded penis, they should be allowed to show proper firearms safety.
     
  9. AZRickD

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    This is something that Alan Korwin of gunlaws.com has been pushing for about two years. He finally got a legislator or three to carry it.

    However, while it does set up a rather cool curriculum, it doesn't require that a school have the course. However, the theory goes that if one school has the course, students from other schools can request to sign on.

    Here is the text of the bill (and the bill is named SB1271, not SB12761):

    http://www.azleg.state.az.us/DocumentsForBill.asp?Bill_Number=sB1271&image.x=25&image.y=9
     
  10. armoredman

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    Flagstaff gets snow in the winter, and heat in the summer, pine trees and such, call it like your state, but warmer....plus it's a college town..... :rolleyes:
     
  11. I wish I could move to Az and get a decent job.
     
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