October 18, 2019

Putting Firearm Safety Instruction Back in the Schools

David Trahan, executive director for the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine, pens his thoughts on why Maine schools should put firearm safety instruction back in schools as a regular part of its curriculum.

Trahan writes: “When I was young, living in Clinton, firearm safety was taught in our town hall.  When hunting season came in the fall, I would carry my shotgun to class, where I would turn it over to my teacher, who would return it at the end of the day.”

Evidently I am a bit older than Mr. Trahan. When I was in school (high school) gym class included a few days dedicated to firearm safety. Class included bringing your gun to school and the teacher taught EVERYONE about proper use and safe handling. I remember practicing with a fellow classmate the proper way to climb over a fence with a rifle whether alone or with someone.

We did not, however, hand our guns over to the teacher until the end of the day. We either put them back in our cars or stored them in the gym locker until after school. We didn’t even consider it necessary to lock up the car or the locker. In those days there was enough respect that you wouldn’t steal and somewhere existed the thought that stealing a gun would likely put your own life in danger when caught.

Things have definitely changed and along with those changes is a loss in the ability to think and reason. Everyone had a gun. Everyone used a gun. Nobody feared for their life because their neighbor owned a gun. Guns were an integral part of life. And on top of all that nobody went around killing other people because they were screwed up in the head.

Essentially the gun has not changed in all these years. What has changed is the culture in which we live. It is immoral, perverse, and abusive to say the least. Our culture breeds violence. Violence is in our music, movies, video games, and books. It saturates all electronic devices. Violent games are rabidly promoted and targeted toward the youth of this country. And yet, in our brainless existence we think we can cure the problem of gun violence by banning the gun. Along with this call for banning, we see and hear other calls for “sensible” restrictions, background checks, banning styles of weapons (like if we ban “assault-style” weapons, like the kind our children learn to use in video games where killing is a measure of success, problems will go away), and an array of other absentminded solutions and never once uttering a claim that something is wrong with the culture that causes the violent acts in the first place.

Not that firearm safety education would be a wrong thing to do, but if we are truly seeking a stop to preventable violence, gun safety instruction, like most “sensible” laws, only target the lawful citizens.

By all means bring gun safety instruction back into all schools. But don’t be fooled into thinking it is a cure for the real issue nobody wants to discuss honestly.

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Perhaps Not Such a Random Thought and Comment

I have, for the most part, stopped watching television news. Need I explain why? However, I think it was yesterday, as I was sitting at my computer writing, I could hear on the television in the next room a news story of how one Middle School, somewhere in America, was celebrating “culture day,” whatever that is. I think it is part of what is called “spirit week.” Probably the spirit is that of Satan, but I digress.

One student brought in a Confederate Flag for his representation of “culture.” The police were called immediately. The young man was arrested and suspended from school (I don’t know for how long). The next day all the black students skipped class and gathered in protest outside the school building. Their actions were applauded.

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Activist group builds [FAKE] interactive map of all 149 school shootings since 2013

*Editor’s Note* – This interactive map is nothing more than dishonest sensationalism and disinformation. The intent, of course, is to perpetuate and instill fear in people about guns. However, as can be seen in the explanation below, two “school shootings” that occurred in Maine happened to be people choosing school property to commit suicide.

So, to be clear, the majority of the incidents illustrated on the map are not “mass shootings,” and two of the incidents depicted took place in Maine: A December 2014 case in which a 41-year-old man shot himself in the parking lot of Benton Elementary School in Waterville, and a September 2013 case in which a 19-year-old shot himself on the grounds of Gray-New Gloucester High School during homecoming sporting events.

Source: Activist group builds interactive map of all 149 school shootings since 2013, includes two in Maine | BDN Maine

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Kids’ school trip cancelled over wolf fears – The Local

Kindergartens in Lower Saxony have cancelled a trip to the forest for their pupils over parents’ fears that the children might be attacked by wolves.

Source: Kids’ school trip cancelled over wolf fears – The Local

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Gasp! Armed Guards at a School? OMG!

When a teenage student brought a gun into Troutdale, Oregon’s Reynolds High School on June 10, the carnage he could have caused was cut short by two armed resource officers who ran toward the sound of the shots.<<<Read More>>>
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Seventh Grader Kicked Out of School For Shooting Air Gun in His Own Yard

Here it comes America. Still thinking some of us are nuts and insist on burying your head in the sand because truth hurts?

We have officially become more than a police state, I believe, and proof of that comes from an expulsion from school of a seventh grade boy because he was seen on his parents’ property, waiting for the bus, and shooting a toy air pistol. He didn’t bring the toy gun on the bus nor to school and yet the Virginia Beach City Public School System kicked him out of school anyway.

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Insane Schools Doing Insane Things to Teachers

IF you can believe this. Think about it from all angles and then ask yourself a few questions. Here’s what went down from what I can gather from this news article.

A day in an Oregon charter school, when kids were at home because of teacher workshops, two masked men entered a classroom full of 15 teachers, shooting blanks in their weapons at the teachers. This was labeled as some kind of drill so teachers could better prepare. Are you kidding me? The teachers knew nothing about this was going to happen.

I am a law abiding American subject. However, under the circumstances of events that have taken place of recent and being a day when no kids were in school, gun free zone be damned, I may have at least considered having a gun on me. What if that had been the case here? What if one of these teachers or perhaps there was a janitor on duty, and one of them had said to hell with the insane laws that put my life at risk? To hell with gun free zones that only rob me of my rights to self protection? What if.

What if.

And, blanks or no blanks, who authorized a violation of the gun free zone for this?

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Newtown School Board Wants More Armed Guards

But why would they do that? Are they not listening to the anti gun advocates who say that adding guns to schools will not make the kids any safer? The School Board is, however, seemingly listening to the parents who say they want access into the school buildings limited and more armed guards on duty at their schools.

We learned today of at least one instance where a shooter at a middle school in Atlanta was thwarted by an armed, on-duty guard.

But here’s the reality. While people may have demands, and in this case perhaps the school board will listen to the demands of the parents and offer some protection within the school, government and the robots that support it, will continue to demand the disarming of the general public. You’ll not find government, generally speaking, pushing back against calls for armed police in schools. The goal of the federal government and probably state governments in at least some cases, is to disarm the people and make sure the only ones with guns are the military and cops. That’s a real threat from tyranny, in case you didn’t know.

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New-Science Wildlife Scientists: Creations of Wellington House – Part II

It is not my intention to foist all the blame for terrible, ridiculous, confusing, misleading and down right poor wildlife management on wildlife science graduates of our universities because that is only part of the picture. It is imperative to keep in mind the entire picture, for the work the new-science scientists are doing would not be working – meaning they are getting away with it – if you and I had not been “trained” to accept it; much like preparing a great Thanksgiving dinner and having no table or guests prepared to eat it.

This concept is probably confusing to most because they cannot see themselves as not holding truth. Most all Americans have knowledge of varying degrees but what is the root of that knowledge? Recently in a mild discussion I had with a friend, I posed the following thought in order to catch a reaction: “Suppose for a moment, if you will, that most everything you have been taught since the day you were born was a lie.”

I got mostly a blank stare and that came as no surprise. After all, who wants to discover they are living a lie? Just think about what that would mean and soon you find how terrifying such an epiphany would be and you want to quickly retreat to the familiar comforts of the environment that’s been created for you.

Let’s return to the list I mentioned in Part I. That was the list of all the things that you believe made America great. That list will vary by generations as the younger our American citizens are, the less they know of what did make America great. If you’ve made a list, whether real or in you mind, on that list you may have included a few things that I talked about in Part I.

I briefly touched on the following:

1.) Our inalienable, God-given rights
2.) The North American Model of Wildlife Conservation
3.) A citizenry (sportsmen) who care enough to protect a resource

and to this list, as it pertains to hunting, trapping, fishing, etc., we can add:
4.) Outdoor heritage
5.) The increase in strength of the family unit for those in the outdoors together
6.) The freedom to access land for outdoor recreation
7.) Our access to game resources, i.e. management of wildlife to create a sustainable yield.

I am sure you can add to this list but let’s not miss the point. If these are some of the things that made America great, and I wanted to change and/or destroy that, I simply have to attack each one. If this American heritage and culture were deeply engrained into our society, one might expect it would be difficult to one day just say, “No more hunting, trapping and fishing!” That’s not how it’s done. It’s done one step at a time. A painstaking method of changing the thought processes of the people; all the people.

In looking at my list, I would need to teach people that our rights come from man, meaning governments and that there is no God; that the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation is only designed for evil men who like to kill things to prove their manhood; that the family unit is invaluable and the identity of that unit must be changed; that sportsmen are selfish, irrational killers of innocent animals; that times have changed and there is no need for a heritage grounded in the outdoors; that the family has better things to do, like go to movies, play computer games, cellphones, sex, drugs, etc.; that land belongs to the government and government decides who can access it and when.

Haven’t many of these things already taken place? And we wonder what is happening to our heritage? Unfortunately, because we are all products of the same education/indoctrination/brainwashing system, we fail to even ask why? Who? What? When? Where? How?

What things in this country have influence over you and your children? Again, along with your list of things that made America great, draft another list of the things in your life that have influence over you and your children/family and friends. It may look something like this:
1.) Parents
2.) Friends
3.) God/Church
4.) School/teachers
5.) Television
6.) Music
7.) Books
8.) Sports
9.) A mentor

Have you ever asked yourself who has control over each of these things? Is it you and I? Have you ever considered that perhaps someone or something has control over all of them and their plan is to change and/or destroy all of those things that made our nation great and along with it, the destruction of our heritage?

Many years ago, the world was very large. We and our children didn’t have access to instant information. Our children spent the majority of their time at home with family, having meals together, learning together, working together, playing together, etc. and the parents, having spent the most time with their kids, had the most influence over them. That no longer is the case. Schools, television, computer games, cellphones, music, etc. are the big influences. If you are willing to accept this premise, then if you care about your family, shouldn’t you know who controls what controls your kids and if there’s a plan behind it?

I do not intend to get into a parenting debate with readers but if we can’t get a grasp on this issue, we can never understand why our outdoor heritage, actually our heritage in general, is disappearing before our very eyes. We are losing our identity and this is because our children are having their identity created by someone else rather than mom and dad.

What if there was one entity with the power, money and influence to control nearly every aspect of our lives and we don’t even know it’s happening? Who decides on our children’s school curriculum and why? Are you aware of what your children are watching on television, who’s behind the programming and what they intend to accomplish by offering it to you and your family? The same can be asked about music, books, nearly every aspect of our lives. Why are we complacent and let it happen?

In Part III, I’ll begin to take a look at the actual people and entities that control our lives. It is that control that decides that our outdoor heritage will be destroyed and hopefully we can learn to recognize it and how it is being done. Then and only then, can we hope to stop it.

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