Firearms Safety Course Opposed by Wisconsin Political Group

A leftist Wisconsin group, Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort (WAVE) is opposing teaching children gun safety in schools. They prefer that children not be taught about gun safety, because if they learn about guns, they may decide that guns can be fun and useful. From

A group dedicated to preventing gun violence has concerns, over a bill that could have Wisconsin high schools teaching kids how to safely handle guns. The legislation from Republican lawmakers requires the Departments of Public Instruction, and Natural Resources to develop the curriculum.

“Our concern is that it’s not actually firearms safety, it’s really about teaching children to enjoy shooting firearms,” said Annalise Dickman with WAVE — Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort.

The logic is similar to those who avoid teaching children to swim. The parallel is that if we teach children to swim, they might drown. If we teach children to use guns safely, they might shoot someone.

But teaching children to swim keeps many from downing. Teaching gun safety has a high correlation with decreasing accident rates.  Guns have many useful purposes. With the Wisconsin Constitutional protection of guns, they will be hard to eliminate.

WAVE has always been a political organization. WAVE is a small organization, funded by the leftist Joyce foundation. From in 2012:

However, WAVE is very politically active. Jeri Bonavia, the executive director of WAVE, is often found in politics, pushing gun control on behalf of her and the WAVE organization. For just a few of many examples, see herehere and here. Notice the recurring theme? It’s always somehow related to gun control. In addition, WAVE itself is a registered lobbying group in the state of Wisconsin.

The heart of the “anti-violence” group is not opposition to violence, but opposition to individual power. Guns are an extension of individual power, like a power drill, an electric iron, a car, or credit card. All of them extend your reach, and amplify your abilities.  They are tools that can be used for good or evil.

All people believe that some people should not be allowed to have guns. Our current legal system outlaws guns for felons, those who have been adjudicated as a threat to themselves or others,  and to minors without parental consent.

But those who wish the public disarmed aim for much more restrictive policies. They aim to teach children that guns are bad and should be avoided.

How else can you explain a policy that aims to prevent children from learning gun safety, because they may learn to like shooting guns?

Do we choose freedom or ignorance? Thomas Jefferson said:

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.

Second Amendment supporters have consistently claimed that teaching children to use guns safely teaches them to be responsible adults. Those who wish to disarm the public believe that ignorance of guns is a better solution.

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Editor’s Note:  Once again the outright hypocrisy and mendacity of the gun control crowd is on full display here.  I highlighted Annalise Dickman’s quote because that is telling of the viewpoints of the gun control zealots.  They would rather have ignorance over a subject lead to tragedy and harm children so they can profit on the exploitation of the tragedy their agenda creates than teach safety and respect for firearms for fear that the classes would teach kids to appreciate the enjoyment from firearms.

Once again, gun controllers show their true colors.  They have no interest in avoiding tragedies involving guns.  They prefer to keep soft targets like so called “gun free zones” in operation in order to have a ready supply of propaganda ready for when criminals ignore the GFZ signs and shoot up a school or movie theater.  And with the Wisconsin Anti Violence Effort group, they would prefer kids shoot each other and then blame the guns in order to advance their agenda than to teach kids proper gun safety.

The ghouls of the gun control side of things NEED the blood of innocent people in order to further their agenda.  They need tragedies to exploit and pictures of dead children to parade in front of an all too willing and complicit media in order to make the ass backwards claim that their failed policies are proof that we need MORE of their failed policies.

Make no mistake, gun control is the reason that most people are killed by guns.  Criminals get their guns illegally and shoot disarmed citizens because of draconian gun control laws and unconstitutional restrictions, because of gun free zones that only the law abiding adhere to and because of the gun control crowds absolute refusal to teach gun safety without the demonization of the firearm and the 2nd Amendment itself.

People like Annalise Dickman and all those mouth drooling knuckle dragging ghouls in WAVE who prefer ignorance and death to education should be ashamed of themselves.


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