Originally created 05/23/01

Time to teach gun safety in schools



The Florida murder trial of Nathaniel Brazill suggests an opportunity for improving our public school curriculum. Had that misguided lad been exposed to even a modicum of firearm safety training he would have learned that you never point a firearm at anything unless you intend to shoot it.

Richmond County (and all Georgia schools for that matter) should add firearm safety training to the curriculum starting in about the fifth grade with annual refreshers.

Well thought out training in firearm safety could eliminate school shootings for good. It could also provide a benefit outside the school yard by reducing accidental shootings and crime.

Claud R Caldwell Jr., Augusta