School officials in Pueblo County Colorado went against the grain with the ever so popular anti-gun trend and took their middle school students on a field trip to a local shooting range.
Project Appleseed was brought in to interact with the students and instruct them on the importance of gun safety and proper handling. All of the middle school students who attended the field trip were able to take a shot at a target with live ammunition. After all, hands-on learning has proven to be most effective right?
After getting permission from the county sheriff’s office and the parents, the field trip was scheduled a week after the students learned about the Revolutionary War. Jonah Statezny was interviewed by the area’s local news channel, KRDO-13 where he expressed his enthusiasm for the ‘not-so-ordinary’ school trip.
I’m very excited, today we’re going to come out here on the gun range and shoot a little bit. The past week we’ve learned about the revolutionary war… I think everyone should learn how to use a gun but learn how to use it properly, and the precautions you’re supposed to take and how serious a gun really is.
Let me just say, I think this is an AMAZING step forward for gun owners. Incorporating gun safety into school curriculum can help kids understand a gun’s full potential. So many teens think that guns are a toy and don’t realize the damage they can do if not handled properly. Accidents can and will be prevented as long as people continue to take a stand and educate everyone in gun safety and proper firearm use.
I applaud you Pueblo County. You have my full support. Heck, I wish I would have gotten this opportunity as a kid!