I’m constantly amazed at the number of Austin parents who haven’t taught their children The Four Rules of Guns Safety. “I keep my gun locked away,” one told me, by way of explanation. “What if one of your son’s friends beings out a gun?” I asked. Even if that possibility gives them pause for thought . . .
some of them still don’t grasp the nettle. They don’t want to expose their children to guns.
I’m a libertarian; I don’t think the government should be running schools. I believe the burden for child welfare lies squarely on parents’ shoulders — not the state. Parents should teach their children gun safety, pool safety and every other kind of safety you
But, as Edna Mode pronounced to Mr. Incredible, here we are. So I reckon public schools should teach kids firearms safety — especially in parts of the country without a gun culture (e.g., Glen Cove, NY).
And not just Eddie the Eagle’s “run Forrest run” admonition for young ‘uns. Teens should get hands-on instruction in the aforementioned Four Rules.
Just like sex ed — only more so — gun safety is a matter of life and death. Your thoughts?