New Legislation Aims to Put Firearms
Education in Wisconsin High Schools

By Jenn Jacques. July 13th, 2017

On June 30, 2017, 18 Wisconsin Representatives and 5 State Senators introduced Assembly Bill 427, common sense legislation aimed at putting firearms education into high schools across the Dairy State.

The bill would require the state superintendent of public instruction to work with the Department of Natural Resources, a law enforcement agency, or an organization that specializes in firearms safety to develop a curriculum for a comprehensive firearm education course to be offered as an elective to high school pupils. It would not require any school district to offer the course and would prohibit the presence or use of live ammunition.

Lead author of the bill, Representative Ken Skowronski (R-Waukesha) has been participating in shooting sports since the age or 12 and was inspired to draft the bill after seeing a rise in trap shooting clubs throughout Wisconsin.

"What we're doing is allowing the high schools to offer an elective as a choice," Skowronski said. "It can be yearlong, a quarter or a semester. It's up to the school." .......

There - at last some sensible planning. Needless to say the hoplophobes immediately go apoplectic in horror at such an idea, forgetting totally that knowledge is the route to gun safety. Kids do not necessarily have to do any shooting individually but, the mere fact that safety training could be instilled can in itself be a route towards decreasing the risks that can occur through ignorant firearms handling. Progressives rant on about reducing gun accidents and yet this is a positive way forward.

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