Springfield Armory Daily Digest: Appalling Education, Taking Comfort Where You Can, and More Guns Go Walkies

OMG! Someone taught my son something that could save his life! OMG! Jacksonville mother upset after child taught NRA-affiliated gun safety program at elementary school – “A Jacksonville mom is upset that her child was taught about guns without her permission. The woman’s child is a student at Mandarin Oaks Elementary. She said gun safety is […]

Growing Up (Mostly) Gun-less

I am a child of Television. It’s true. Most kids first words are “Mama!” or “Da-da!” Mine was “Popeye.” I am not making this up. I grew up on a steady diet not of ABCs and phonics, but of ABC, NBC, and CBS. I watched everything from Captain Kangaroo and Kukla, Fran and Ollie, to Eliot Ness and […]

Readin’, ‘Ritin”, ‘Rithmatic, Rifles & Revolvers

My days in elementary school predate “New Math,” “Outcome-Based Education” and “Moral Relativism.” Back in the day, it was all about Readin,’ ‘Ritin,’ and ‘Rithmatic. But unlike most nouveau educational schemes, the State of Virginia has recently signed into law a new act that will add “Rifles” and “Revolvers” to the three “R”s. And that’s […]