South Carolina Students May Get NRA-Approved Gun Education
[su_right_ad]South Carolina State Rep. Alan Clemmons hates his state’s zero tolerance policy for guns.
Clemmons introduced the Second Amendment Education Act to alter a mandatory high school course on the Constitution to require a three-week focus on the Second Amendment. Clemmons says he’s heard that schools gloss over the Second Amendment in the course.
[su_thin_right_skyscraper_ad]The bill, as introduced, also requires that three-week courses be taught at elementary and middle schools.
“Zero tolerance, I’ve learned since this incident with the dinosaur, has shut down all discussion of the Second Amendment in our schools,” Clemmons says. “We are raising a generation of students who, when they leave high school, will know nothing about the Second Amendment … and will believe the gun itself is an evil instrument.”
Clemmons describes the hypothetical coursework as an apolitical, scholarly series of lectures on the amendment, with an emphasis on understanding its inclusion in the Constitution alongside an analysis of recent Supreme Court decisions.
But the plan also calls for the NRA having a role in crafting the curriculum – an incendiary prospect for gun control advocates.
The bill instructs the state’s superintendent of education to “adopt a curriculum developed or recommended by the National Rifle Association or its successor organization” within 30 days of becoming law.
Suzanne McFly January 17th, 2015 at 6:33 pm
So I am guessing this is the only high school in the world that has no emotional teens in attendance? One bad romance altercation and this “course” will be over.
Larry Schmitt January 17th, 2015 at 6:38 pm
So evidently high school students in SC don’t learn anything when they’re not in school. They never read on their own, they never watch or listen to the news or read a newspaper, they never have conversations outside of school. And SC is 38th in per capita education spending. They might want to spend a little more on actual classes that don’t include the 2nd amendment and are not taught by the NRA.
tiredoftea January 17th, 2015 at 7:42 pm
It is SC after all, a pretty dangerous place already, it seems.
Lydia85 January 17th, 2015 at 6:38 pm
Let them, the world awaits.. Teaming with suspense when those redneck kids blow each other’s brains out at school the parents who voted this sociopath in will flip.
whatthe46 January 17th, 2015 at 7:05 pm
every school has a teen psycho, thanks to the NRA, a SC teen will likely act on his tendencies.
Maxx44 January 17th, 2015 at 7:43 pm
How about a course that teaches kids that fondling guns is not the only way to deal with tiny penis syndrome.
bpollen January 17th, 2015 at 9:17 pm
tiredoftea January 17th, 2015 at 7:43 pm
I can’t wait for the headline about the kid who shoots his teacher for giving out a low grade on the 2A final!
bpollen January 17th, 2015 at 9:17 pm
And the science curriculum is formulated by Ken Ham and the First Church of Monsanto.
tracey marie January 17th, 2015 at 10:56 pm
with a last place ranking for all the states you would think they would be working on math, science(snicker) and english
Red Eye Robot January 18th, 2015 at 3:46 am
Wow! so many phony reasons to not expose kids to the second amendment of the constitution You’d think you guys were afraid the kids might learn something.
greenfloyd January 18th, 2015 at 4:59 am
Well I think it’s a great idea, with some modification. I like the option of giving the kids gun range instruction, they should invite parents too. The NRA is too political, a curriculum should come from academics, not lobbyist. I doubt it takes 3 weeks to explain the 2nd Amendment. Yet time must also be spent covering the role of guns and their impact in society today, not the colonial era so beloved by white slave owners and their militia.
On the 2nd, to me it seems the question is does it do more harm than good today? I don’t think most people want a “right” that does not result in a happier, healthier, less violent society. The debate continues, but I think eventually the 2nd will be Repealed and replaced with something more appropriate to these times.
Larry Schmitt January 18th, 2015 at 5:37 am
How about teaching them about the entire Constitution, not just the little bit that the NRA cares about?