School Shooting Range...

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  1. lysander

    lysander Member

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    I bet it is the most saferest school is all the land!!! :D

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  2. crew590

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    This sounds like a good idea to me. Putting indoor ranges in schools not only advance our goal in the right to keep and bear arms, but also teaches kids responsiblity and safety. I personally would like to see this added on to other schools.

    Just my opinion,

    Jay
     
  3. Tierhog

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    I learned to shoot in a school range, under the basketball court. We heard them but they never seemed to hear us.
     
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    Well the laws are exactly the same here(I think there is a sheboygan here in Oregon, the article doesn't say which state it is), but the state law as I have said before specifis CHL holders as exempt.

    Rev. Michael

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    Good idea though I like it.
     
  5. Owen

    Owen Moderator Emeritus

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    This used to be a very common thing in the Northeast, at least in the Springfield, MA area. All of the Springfied High Schools had a shooting range.

    I also read that sometime around 1990, NYC Schools sold off many many target rifles... over 1000.
     
  6. Henry Bowman

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    This cannot be a true story. Everybody know that when a gun gets within 1000 feet of a school it "goes off" on a rampage killing and maiming all children in the area. It just couldn't be safe! :rolleyes:
     
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    Wheaton College (in Wheaton, IL) has (had ??) a rifle range in the attic of one of the buildings on-campus. When I was on the ROTC rifle team we used it to practice. Not sure if they still use it.
     
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    When I was in school, we had a ROTC air rifle range above the auto shop. I shot there a couple of times. It has since been removed and the rifles sold :(
     
  9. MrTwigg

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    +1 !

    What a concept ! Teaching kids responsiblity and safety ! If only they would. Here in Massachusetts they're intent on suspending 6 year old boys for sexual harassment ! :banghead:
     
  10. Missashot

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    I think a range in a school is a great idea.
    It takes some of the mystery out of the firearms, and teaches kids how to properly handle the guns. And with that knowledge, the kids would be less likely to accidentally shoot themselves, or others from fooling around with an unattended gun left out somewhere else.
    Just my opinion.:D
     
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    We had an air rifle range in JROTC, gone now. AZ did pass recently a law that allows for public school firearms safety programs - a requirement for graduation is successful range time!
     
  12. Larry Ashcraft

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    The high school I graduated from, Pueblo County High School, has a rifle range under the football bleachers. The ROTC program even has a rifle team that is recognized as a sport right along with football and baseball, including letterman's jackets.

    They shoot .22lr target rifles and have won the State Championship numerous times.
     
  13. MD_Willington

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    Our Shotgun range is within 1000' of the school, across the street actually...
     
  14. Quantrill

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    As a youngster shooting with the cub and boy scouts, we shot at both the YMCA in Philadelphia and Glenside Weldon High School in Glenside. I have no idea if either if these ranges are still in existance. It was different time. Quantrill
     
  15. SamV

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    Here in politically correct St.Louis, there is a high school with a range. It was built many years ago but it is still in use by some students and faculty. It is located at Saint Louis University High School. This is an all boys Catholic high school. Top notch school. Not cheap, very high academic standards, turns out well rounded students. The range is located in their lower level lounge area. built at a time when it wasn't so non pc. By the way, it also has a bunch of pool tables in the lounge, 78 I think. It is considered the largest pool hall in the state.
    So if you have a high achiever son, who can handle Greek, Latin, Chinese or, Russian (or one of the standard foreign languages), excells in academics, enjoys sports and likes to shoot, this may be the place for him.
    On another note, I do recall seeing a television program, Shooting USA??, about high school trap teams in Tennessee.
     
  16. lysander

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    I took a college riflery course at Western Illinois...we shot .22 target rifles in the basement of one of the older campus buildings. Great class...shot the whole course right-handed (I'm a lefty) and aced it.

    In Junior High I took archery...(not so many years ago) in the basement of the school gym.

    I say...bring this all back. We have programs in schools to educate the kids about the importance of responsible sex and contraception...no reason we shouldn't be teaching them the importance of responsible firearms operation.
     
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