South Carolina lawmaker wants mandatory NRA gun classes in schools

Students in South Carolina might quickly be finding out materials endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA), if a state lawmaker can efficiently push his proposal into regulation.

Under a measure filed by South Carolina State Rep. Alan Clemmons (R), the state curriculum would require college students to take a three-week class centered on the US Constitution – with a particular concentrate on the Second Amendment proper to bear arms.

During the category, highschool college students would find out about gun rights, gun security, and – if a companion invoice additionally passes into regulation – doubtlessly attend capturing ranges. There is already a petition to combat the proposal.

At the top of December, Clemmons filed the Second Amendment Education Bill, which might designate December 15 as Second Amendment Awareness Day and require elementary, center, and excessive schools to enter a poster or essay contest and examine a curriculum supported with materials from the NRA. The lawmaker wants extra emphasis positioned on the Second Amendment and to concentrate on weapons in order to “demystify” them.

“The discussion should be a scholarly discussion about the history of the second amendment, why was it important to our fathers, why was it so important that it was included in the bill of rights, and how the second amendment folds into modern society,” Clemmons instructed CarolinaDwell.

The poster and essay contest would function the theme “The Right To Bear Arms: One American Right Protecting All Others.” The entries could be judged by the South Carolina Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus, and the winners could be acknowledged and honored by the South Carolina Legislature.

Clemmons hopes for an early listening to earlier than the House Education Committee this yr.

The proposed date for Second Amendment Awareness Day, December 15, falls simply someday after the anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School capturing, throughout which gunman Adam Lanza killed 20 kids and 6 grownup workers members, injured two workers, and killed his mom at dwelling previous to the capturing. It is the deadliest mass capturing ever to happen at a US college.

Clemmons mentioned he filed the invoice in response to Zero Tolerance guidelines at schools throughout the state that stop college students from bringing weapons on campus, which he thinks have become an anti-Second Amendment insurance policies.

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