Viewers Voice: Viewers speak out about the possibility of a gun course in school
Viewers share their thoughts about proposed gun course in high schools. Video by fox4now.comvideo
LEE COUNTY, Fla. - A senator from South Carolina is sponsoring a bill that would give school districts the option to create a gun course for students there.
The class, titled, the South Carolina gun safety program, would focus on learning how to properly use a firearm, safety techniques, and the history of the second amendment.
Senator Lee Bright of South Carolina says he got the idea after remembering the days when students could join a rifle team.
The course would have to be offered at an off site shooting range since guns are not allowed on school campuses.
The idea is getting mixed reaction from parents in South Carolina. Some showing support but others are uncomfortable with it.
"There is already gun violence with young teens so why create the knowledge of it?",said one mother.
Many here in Southwest Florida think the class is a good idea.
"I think it's about time that they let people start learning how to treat firearms and use firearms in school. I think Florida should get on the same bandwagon as South Carolina", said Dave from Naples.
Avery agreed and said, "We educate them about all things they need to know about. Why would guns be any different?"
Alice from Cape Coral thinks high school students are mature enough to handle it.
"It makes great sense for the historical instruction on the second amendment and to teach kids how to use guns safely", said Alice.
If the bill goes forward it would be up to each individual school district to add the course to the curriculum.