March 6th, 2010 09:16 AM
firearms education/Eddie Eagle in elementary school
One of my favorite bills has advanced to the floor of the Senate.
I feel that the one place we are losing the struggle for RKBA is in the classroom.
HB 1217, Delegate Lewis, which allows elementary school to offer a
firearms education/Eddie Eagle class passed out of the Senate
Education and Health committee by a 10 to 5 vote and with an
amendment. It now goes to the Floor of the Senate.
All Virginia members, lets get behind this one.
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Text w/ Senate ammendment
HOUSE BILL NO. 1217
Offered January 14, 2010
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 22.1-204.1, relating to firearm safety education.
Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 22.1-204.1 as follows:
§ 22.1-204.1. Firearm safety education program.
Local school boards may provide firearm safety education programs for students in the elementary school grades. To assist local school boards electing to provide firearm safety education programs, the Board of Education shall establish curriculum guidelines for a standardized program of firearm safety education for the elementary school grades to promote the protection and safety of children enrolled in the public schools. The curriculum guidelines shall incorporate, among other principles of firearm safety, accident prevention and the rules upon which the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program offered by the National Rifle Association or the program of the National Crime Prevention Center
is based. Local school boards electing to provide firearm safety education shall offer instruction pursuant to the Board's curriculum guidelines and shall integrate firearm safety education into appropriate subject areas, if feasible, to ensure that every elementary grade student completes the course of study in firearm safety education.
AMENDMENT(S) PROPOSED BY THE SENATE
EDUCATION AND HEALTH
1. Line 18, engrossed, after Association
or the program of the National Crime Prevention Center
Last edited by DaveH; March 6th, 2010 at 09:31 AM.
Reason: Cut & Paste road kill fixed
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Veni, Vidi, Velcro
March 6th, 2010 03:35 PM
Maybe it will happen in rural districts, but I really don't see nova schools teaching 3rd graders about not handling guns.
As someone who went to public school in nova, I can personally say that that curriculum would conflict with the current curriculum of teaching kids that guns should be completely banned and cease to exist.
Yes, the indoctrination in Arlington public schools is pretty extreme.
I won't get started about the attempts to discredit the Constitution by making us write papers about why the founding fathers were evil racists, plus the glorification of Lenin and Marx...most people probably wouldn't believe it anyway.
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