Every man and women should know how to protect themselves and others. This also means teaching every man, woman and child to shoot a gun. Growing up in a small town in Utah, everyone knew how to shoot a gun, whether it was just for hunting season or protecting our family against harmful situations.
I believe that a hunter safety course should be required in school. Everyone should know how to handle and operate a gun, even if they have no intention of owning one. In Utah, the age to take hunter safety is 12 years old. We should require this course in our schools starting in the sixth grade, and offer it in high school as well. Requiring a gun safety course for all citizens would produce more educated discourse around Second Amendment rights.
I also believe that if we teach our youth how to handle and operate a gun, crime will likely decrease. More specifically, I suspect that if all young women knew how to operate a gun, rape and abuse would decrease as well. At the very least, intelligent discourse would increase. And that is always a good thing.
- Doug Robinson: Making sense of retired...
- Who said it: Reagan or Clinton?
- Jay Evensen: Forest Service photo rules are...
- Janna Darnelle: Redefining marriage hurts...
- 5 reasons Mitt Romney will probably run for...
- Letter: Sluggish global warming
- Letter: Campaign disservice
- Carmen Rasmusen Herbert: For my grandpa
- Janna Darnelle: Redefining marriage... 110
- 5 reasons Mitt Romney will probably run... 67
- John Hoffmire: Save capitalism by... 47
- In our opinion: Here's how the Obama... 41
- Drew Clark: Either view of marriage... 40
- Letter: Sluggish global warming 36
- Letter: Enforcing the dress code 31
- Robert Bennett: Make climate... 30