North Carolina is considering allowing firearms education elective course to be taught in high schools. Lawmakers are preparing to debate House Bill 612. The bill is sponsored by Republican Rep. Jay Adams but has not yet been referred to a House committee. House Bill 612 would call for the North Carolina Board of Education to develop the course, which would include gun-related elements of history, science, and math, as well as firearms safety instruction.
None of the courses would combine target, shooting practice, or live ammunition. Parents are torn about the new bill.
“I don’t think they should. There’s enough violence going on without them doing that,” mother Jenny Rorie said.
Another parent, Allen Shaw, supports the proposed bill.
“I think education, first and foremost, is essential, before actually obtaining a firearm,” Shaw said.
“If they have the opportunity to buy, they should have the opportunity to be educated,” he continued. “We’ve got too many people out there right now that are wanting to buy guns that don’t have any background with them.”