A Texas lawmaker is proposing that high schools be given the choice as to whether they want to offer gun safety courses to their students, administered via a certified concealed handgun license instructor or peace officer. Yeah, you know this is going to make Piers Morgan’s head explode:
KEN5 – State Representative James White hopes a new bill he’s proposed will help more high school students across the state handle guns properly.
It would give schools the choice to offer a class, taught by a certified concealed handgun license instructor or peace officer, on how safely to use guns like pistols, revolvers and shotguns.
Gabriel Rivera, a Douglas MacArthur High School student, believes the classes could stop tragedies like the one at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
“It’s not who can use it, bad or good. It’s who can use it properly,” said Rivera. “It think it’s a good way for people to be safe with weapons and guns in general.”
But should guns be in the hands of students, some of whom are barely even teenagers? Peggy Weyel says yes. She runs a hunter education program for children as young as nine.
“I’ve hunted with several of the grandchildren of the people who have been on leases with. And those kiddos are some of the safest hunters I’ve ever seen,” states Weyel.