Yes, you read that right, the Appleseed Project managed to get actual guns in a Colorado middle school last week for a little history lesson. And then they took the little skulls full of mush on a field trip to a local range for some practical shooting and safety edumacation. As krdo.com reports, “‘Often firearms and schools don’t mix. There’s a big fear there. So we are pushing the safety aspect and hopefully ease some people’s fears,’ said Timothy Baird, with the Craver Middle School.” It’s a radical concept to be sure – teaching kids to respect and use firearms properly. But it’s an idea that’s so crazy it just might work . . .
For the first time, the national organization brought guns into a classroom, right in Pueblo County.
“We’ve never been allowed to bring actual real firearms into a school. Until this week. This is a very big deal. We had them touching fire arms, holding them and learning about how to handle them safely,” said Elizabeth Blackwood with Appleseed.
“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,” said (student Jonah) Statezny.
Major pro-gun brownie points to Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk Taylor for approving the firearms-friendly addition to the curriculum, not to mention the kids’ parents who bought in, too. May this Appleseed blossom let a thousand flowers bloom.
[h/t Paul McCain]