A field trip for middle school students to a visit a local shooting range was approved by school officials in Pueblo County, Colorado. At the range the kids learned about gun safety and how to properly handle a firearm. The gun safety and marksman group Project Appleseed, an activity of The Revolutionary War Veterans Association, was brought in to instruct students, all of whom fired at the range with live ammunition. The trip was scheduled shortly after students learned about The Revolutionary War in their classrooms.
“I’m very excited, today we’re going to come out here on the gun range and shoot a little bit. The past week we’ve learned about the revolutionary war,” said Jonah Statezny, a Craver middle school student.
“My favorite part is shooting guns. When I was little we used to go to the shooting range,” said another student, Danielle Cooper.
“We’ve never been allowed to bring actual real firearms into a school. Until this week. This is a very big deal. We had them touching fire arms, holding them and learning about how to handle them safely,” per Instructor Elizabeth Blackwood.
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