Mandatory gun class for all children: a good idea?

27 Jul

Can you name two things that every American should know how to use?

If you guessed a defibrillator and a bicycle, you were wrong. The real things children need to learn in school is the Bible, and guns. Preferably, together.

Kids will just love learning how to shoot to kill!

An animated gif of stewie from family guy, a baby, shaking and holding himself on the ground, apparently traumatized.

Today, kids, we’re going to focus on aiming. Go for the jugular! This is the safety. This is how to load another round. Let me try to jog my memory: guns and schools… What could go wrong?

An animated image of Stewie the baby from Family Guy, loading a gun while saying I guess this is the night bitches die.
Here’s the pin:

A screencap of an image of a gun and a bible, with the text: two things every American should know how to use, and they don't teach either in schools.

Surely, teaching children how to use handguns could only lower gun crime in the States. Self-defense is important! Increasing the number of guns in the country and the number of people who know how to use them will decrease the number of shooting victims, right? Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.

Access to guns just makes it a whole lot easier.

Gun class: coming to an elementary school near you. Foreseeable consequences? According to 170+ repinners, none.

An animated gif of Stewie the baby from Family Guy, sitting in his high chair and putting a gun into his mouth, apparently to commit suicide.

3 Responses to “Mandatory gun class for all children: a good idea?”

  1. Sarah August 11, 2012 at 11:33 pm #

    Well, I tend to agree that kids need to be taught gun SAFETY (as in, never point one,even if you think it is unloaded, at something you aren’t ready to kill, how to know if a gun is loaded, not to handle them without proper adult supervision, that they are NEVER toys, how to safely unload and safety a gun, etc) because a kid who has only been told guns are some bad evil thing to never touch is much more likely to mishandle a gun should they happen upon one (it happens!) than a kid who has been taught the proper way to handle one. This is entirely different than suggesting all 5th graders go to the range to practice head shots.

    • pinfuriating August 14, 2012 at 10:26 am #

      Gun safety, yes. Gun class, perhaps not. In Canada, kids are taught that guns are a bad evil thing never to touch, and our gun crime isn’t so terrible. I don’t think guns are like alcohol in that sense. Then again, because we have stricter gun control, the likelihood of happening upon a gun is slim to none. I’ve never been in the same room as one! Call me sheltered.

  2. Honey August 26, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Guns may not kill people, but the bullets sure do.

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