Arizona Law Offers Gun-Safety Elective to High School Students
July 7, 2008
(CNSNews.com) - An Arizona bill designed to teach gun safety to children has been signed into law by Gov. Janet Napolitano.
Arizona State Senate Bill 1271 was unanimously approved by the state Senate and passed the state House by a three-to-one margin.
The law requires high schools to offer a gun-safety class as an elective, giving students credit toward a high school diploma. A "shoot safely" requirement was included in the bill as a statutory rule to prevent gun control advocates from changing it.
The bill also required that the course include instruction in the role of firearms in preserving peace and freedom, the constitutional roots of the right to keep and bear arms, the history of firearms and marksmanship, the basic operation of firearms, and practice time at a shooting range, to name a few.
The law began as an idea and rough draft from Bloomfield Press publisher Alan Korwin. Bloomfield Press is the largest publisher of gun law books in the country and was founded in 1989.
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