It seems America’s government-run education system provides almost weekly examples of pants-wetting idiocy wherever firearms are concerned. Whether it’s students being suspended for infractions such as biting their food into the shape of a pistol, or pointing a pencil at another kid and saying, “bang”, institutionalized hoplophobia runs amok in our public schools. Which is why it’s so sadly surprising when a school system – in this case, in Broken Bow, Nebraska – tacks the other way . . .
Broken Bow High School had decided to allow students who choose to have their senior portraits taken while holding a firearm to do so.
“Superintendent Mark Sievering says that as district officials talked about the issue, ‘There was a sense that to allow a student to have a firearm, as long as it was done in a tasteful manner in terms of a hunting or sporting-type picture, that that might be OK.'”
Board president Ken Myers is, well, on board, too.
“We have the 1 Box Shooting Club, a great trap range and sporting clays range. A lot of youth are interested in that so that brings up firearms, I guess, a little bit more to the forefront along with the hunting.”
For uncommon common sense and rejecting mindless anti-gun zero-tolerance stupidity, Superintendent Sievering and President Myers are our gun heroes of the day.