When I was a kid we went on field trips to museums or the actor’s theater. Kids in Pueblo County, Colorado are going on field trips to a god damn shooting range.
A Pueblo County, Colo. middle school sent a group of students this week on a field trip to a firing range, television station KRDO reported. [...]
A non-profit called Appleseed, an organization dedicated to teaching “rifle marksmanship and our early American heritage,” was also involved in the outing.
“We’ve never been allowed to bring actual real firearms into a school,” Appleseed’s Elizabeth Blackwood told KRDO. “Until this week. This is a very big deal. We had them touching fire arms, holding them, and learning about how to handle them safely.”
Surprisingly, or perhaps not surprisingly, parents OK’d the field trip to the shooting range where kids learned how to shoot and then learned about the revolutionary war. The latter portion of this adventure seems to be the only thing that justifies doing it during school hours, however I don’t know what kids could learn about the revolutionary war at a shooting range that they couldn’t learn inside a classroom without the presence of guns.
If these kids grow up getting the wrong ideas, don’t say we didn’t warn you.