Initiative would require sixth graders study firearms

Initiative would require sixth graders study firearms

Gun rights advocates have filed an initiative petition to make firearms safety instruction mandatory in the sixth grade in Oregon public schools. SALEM — Gun rights advocates have a filed an initiative petition that would mandate a firearms safety instruction class in the sixth grade at Oregon public schools. Initiative Petition 6 was filed July 11, by Ston McDaniel of Prineville and Jerrad Robison of Redmond for the Nov. 3, 2020, statewide general election ballot. Robison also is chief petitioner for a gun rights initiative in Deschutes County. The Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance would allow the county sheriff to block enforcement of local, state or federal gun laws the sheriff deemed as unconstitutional. The proposal is the brainchild of Kevin Starrett, founder of the Oregon Firearms Federation, said Rep. Mike Nearman, R-Polk County, who is helping out with the initiative. “In spite of the efforts of some extremist groups to simply ban firearms, rational people recognize that firearms will continue to exist irrespective of any law,” Starrett wrote in an email to the Pamplin/EO Capital Bureau. “Rather than fostering ignorance and fear, we hope to provide knowledge and promote safety.” Schools would be required to provide a firearms instructor certified by law enforcement or a national or state firearms instruction certification organization to teach the class. The curriculum would cover how to respond to an unsecured firearm, how to safely secure a firearm if an adult is absent, safe muzzle direction, avoiding touching a trigger and semi-automatic weapon function […]

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Initiative would require sixth graders study firearms

Initiative would require sixth graders study firearms

Gun rights advocates have filed an initiative petition to make firearms safety instruction mandatory in the sixth grade in Oregon public schools. SALEM — Gun rights advocates have a filed an initiative petition that would mandate a firearms safety instruction class in the sixth grade at Oregon public schools. Initiative Petition 6 was filed July 11, by Ston McDaniel of Prineville and Jerrad Robison of Redmond for the Nov. 3, 2020, statewide general election ballot. Robison also is chief petitioner for a gun rights initiative in Deschutes County. The Second Amendment Preservation Ordinance would allow the county sheriff to block enforcement of local, state or federal gun laws the sheriff deemed as unconstitutional. The proposal is the brainchild of Kevin Starrett, founder of the Oregon Firearms Federation, said Rep. Mike Nearman, R-Polk County, who is helping out with the initiative. “In spite of the efforts of some extremist groups to simply ban firearms, rational people recognize that firearms will continue to exist irrespective of any law,” Starrett wrote in an email to the Pamplin/EO Capital Bureau. “Rather than fostering ignorance and fear, we hope to provide knowledge and promote safety.” Schools would be required to provide a firearms instructor certified by law enforcement or a national or state firearms instruction certification organization to teach the class. The curriculum would cover how to respond to an unsecured firearm, how to safely secure a firearm if an adult is absent, safe muzzle direction, avoiding touching a trigger and semi-automatic weapon function […]

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