We never went to school in a place like Colorado City, Colorado but we wish we had. “Students at Craver Middle School in Colorado City spent the past two days learning everything about safely handling guns — where they’ve come from, why we have them, and how to shoot them.” The kids have Appleseed coordinator Jim Heath to thank for their ballistic education. “‘I think that it’s better for them to have a respect for it [and] know how to handle it,’ Heath said. ‘Not that they should, but that they are aware about the firearm. It’s not, ‘Oh, what’s this? What can we do with this?'” Uncredited in the story . . .
is Craver principal Alexandra Strunk for allowing a pro-gun org to deliver some common sense gun safety edumacation to her charges. While that would seem to be a common sense policy everyone can get behind (who wouldn’t want kids to be safe around firearms?) the People of the Gun know all too well that the mere presence of any boomstick — let alone those used to teach children how to safely handle a firearm — is anathema to those who lead the push for civilian disarmament.
Come to think of it, this post could just as easily have been one of our Gun Hero of the Day efforts, with the honors shared by Heath and Strunk. Still, we have to wonder how long before — even in a more rural area like Colorado City — anti-gun activists will make their presence known.