Recently, the NRA posted a video titled Everyone Gets a Gun on YouTube. In the video, Billy Johnson, one of the gun organization’s commentators, said that “competency with a gun should be a ‘necessary skill’ for children to be able to advance to the next grade in school, just like reading and writing.” Johnson argues that U.S. gun policy should be driven by the “need” people have to use guns.
Gun policy driven by our need for guns would insist that we introduce young people to guns early and that we’d give them the skills to use firearms safely. Just like we teach them reading and writing, necessary skills. We would teach shooting and firearm competency. It wouldn’t matter if a child’s parents weren’t good at it. We’d find them a mentor. It wouldn’t matter if they didn’t want to learn. We would make it necessary to advance to the next grade.
Johnson feels that students who aren’t proficient with guns skills should be retained and not allowed to advance to the next grade. Great idea…huh? Maybe gun skills should be part of the new Common Core standards? Whaddya think?
NRA News Commentators | Ep. 78: Billy Johnson “Everyone Gets a Gun”
NRA Commentator: Kids Should Be Good With A Gun To Advance In School (Talking Points Memo)