Texas Lawmaker wants to offer gun course to high school kids
One Texas politician wants to give your kids the chance to learn about guns and gun safety.
State Representative James White filed a bill in Austin which, if passed, would offer high school kids an elective course on guns.
“It will give our local school districts the discretion to provide an elective course which highlights gun safety, gun use and operation maintenance along with study on the Second Amendment,” White said.
White told KTRH this is no more dangerous than other things your kids are doing at school.
“A lot of courses that we offer have some level of danger involved. With the proper instruction we can provide these courses in a safe, responsible way,” White said.
White says parents would ultimately decide if their kids take the class, and analyst Bryan Preston of Pajamas Media thinks White's proposal could very well become law.
“I know a lot of parents teach kids on their own. I think the chances of passage would be pretty good,” Preston said.
Preston thinks some will be concerned at first, but they should think about what the bill would really be doing.
“There’s going to be panicky reaction. But this is firearms education, the type that used to be common in schools for generations,” Preston explained.
White says he's got safety concerns, but he downplayed them because these courses would be taught by people who know what they are doing.