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Should gun safety be taught in Schools?



  • Posts: 7
    I don't think it is a good idea. There's a right time for that and I don't think it's for kids. I like the idea that it is for safety but why not self defence lessons instead? That is more acceptable for me.
  • For me i think yes but it must be in highschool were students are more mature. Mature enough that they will know the danger of guns and other firearms.
  • Posts: 44
    100% no because gun its use to kill people i think we have another teknics to prevent the problem not the solution the gun thats all
  • Look I'm all up for educating kids about safety and whatnot, but I wouldn't go as far as to get into technical specifications and detail of guns. I would maybe give them the main gist of it, and the safety hazard involved. But you'd also have to make sure the instructor is professional and the learning material has to be directed at safety not "Desert Eagle eye candy"

    You know what I mean?
  • Yes it should 

    I am for gun rights, however people also need to know that they can be dangerous. It just like drugs. I support legalizing drugs but people must know that they can be dangerous if handled innappropriately. Guns should be used for safety, and that needs to be stressed, so I do believe that gun safety is important and should be taught in schools.

  • Definitely yes! It's one way to raise awareness on proper ownership of a gun and avoid future misused of it. It should be taught to the young ones that having a gun is a big responsibility, it is made not to harm people but to protect them.
  • They should do teach kids about a basic thing about guns but when they grow up, I think that's the proper or actual time that they need to learn how to fire or used it in case of emergencies.
  • Hi there!

    In my own opinion, it will not be a good idea to teach kids and let them handle a gun even in school. Even though the purpose of this is to teach them how to defend themselves, there will be irresponsible kids that might hurt others or even there self. Children are easily carried by their emotion and any moment time will come that their emotions will lead them by killing others.
  • I think its not a bad idea to teach gun safety for every student. The more we keep people ignorant about gun makes them want to use it more. Teenage years is the most active time of our life, we like to try everything even if our parents tell us not to do it.
  • Due to rampant of news headlines about gun shooting in the school, a church, a movie house, etc. A lesson about guns is a good suggestion. The do’s and don’ts about it. Explaining to the kids that guns are real, it can cause fatalities if not handled properly, and it is not a toy to be played.
  • Posts: 4
    I agree that Gun Safety should be taught in school especially in Secondary School. Because nowadays, children are very much exposed in that kind of weapon through TV and social media and they should be guided properly not only at home but in school. They should learned all of the safety measures involving firearms.
  • It is hard to personally own a gun in our country. It costs much here. Even though many people here do not have guns, I still agree that it should be thought in school so that the children will be guided properly on how to handle it in case they have it later on. The main reason to is for safety purposes.
  • I think it's a good option for schools to add gun safety to their curriculum. That way, students will be more familiar on how to safely handle a gun. It would also educate them with regards to how a gun could easily take one's life, including the bearer's. Gun safety could change the younger generations perspective as on how to handle a gun and on how it could affect others including his/herself. However, schools must first consult this with the parents if this subject is appropriate with the student.
  • For me it's a yes, and it is good. It doesn't mean that when you taught gun safety in school, they should have a gun for them selves. It's just about giving them the knowledge how to use a gun.
  • Yes. It is great to educate children at a young age regarding the proper usage and consequence of not responsible ownership of a gun. In this way, We can avoid future irresponsible gun owners.
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