Marksmanship should be a required class in every Florida public high school
— Rep. Anthony Sabatini (@AnthonySabatini) March 31, 2022
It takes a lot to be Florida’s worst legislator. The competition is fierce.
But state Rep. Anthony Sabatini, R-Howey-in-the-Hills, certainly tries the hardest at being awful.
“Marksmanship should be a required class in every Florida public high school,” Sabatini tweeted last week.
“My grades are pretty good, Mom. I would have had all A’s and B’s, but I had a misfire in my Glock lab.”
Sabatini’s proposal is a special kind of crazy, and yet not that surprising from him. After all, he’s the lawmaker who also suggested that the teenage vigilante Kyle Rittenhouse ought to run for U.S. Congress.
It’s Sabatini who is running for U.S. Congress these days, and he has such little regard for the people of Florida that he imagines he will improve his chances of winning by pointing out the lack of shooting skills exhibited by Florida’s high school teens.
It used to be that if you wanted to be a provocative lawmaker, you’d talk about schools getting back to mandatory classes in penmanship.