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    Students at the shooting range for gun safety

    Middle school students moved their lesson from the classroom to the shooting range.

    It wasn’t your typical field trip. A group of students in Pueblo County was firing live ammo and learning about gun safety.

    "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.

    These students have been on field trips before. But not one quite like this.

    Guns in school can be a touchy subject.

    "Often firearms and schools don't mix. There's a big fear there. So we are pushing the safety aspect and hopefully ease some people’s fears," said Timothy Baird, with the Craver Middle School

    Appleseed is a nonprofit, dedicated to teaching American history and traditional marksmanship.

    For the first time, the national organization brought guns into a classroom, right in Pueblo County.

    "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,” said Elizabeth Blackwood with Appleseed.

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    May we raise children who love the unloved things - the dandelion, the worm, the spiderlings.
    Children who sense the rose needs the thorn and run into rainswept days the same way they turn towards the sun...
    And when they're grown and someone has to speak for those who have no voice,
    may they draw upon that wilder bond, those days of tending tender things and be the one.

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    There is no doubt an epidemic case of apoplexy in the Pueblo area today....
    It's been ten years since that lonely day I left you
    In the morning rain, smoking gun in hand
    Ten lonely years but how my heart, it still remembers
    Pray for me, momma, I'm a gypsy now


    • #3
      Very cool. When I went to high school there were quite a few vehicles in the parking lot with 22's and such. I didn't really grow up in the super rural part of my district, so I was never very familiar with guns, but lots of kids took off during the first few days of hunting season to go hunt with parents, uncles, etc.
      Not where I breathe, but where I love, I live...
      Robert Southwell, S.J.


      • #4
        Originally posted by Adam View Post
        There is no doubt an epidemic case of apoplexy in the Pueblo area today....
        People are bleeding over this?
        If it pays, it stays


        • #5
          Originally posted by Adam View Post
          There is no doubt an epidemic case of apoplexy in the Pueblo area today....
          Unlikely. Pueblo is a typical smallish town with a large number of libertarian whites, socially conservative Hispanic Democrats, and hunting enthusiasts of all skin tones and political affiliations.

          Pueblo largely ignores or despises Denver. The tide is turning much more against Denver and Denver social attitudes due to the new taxes which are punishments for having non-Denver approved energy.

          I would just guess that half of the CDOW tickets for jack-lighting and poaching happen within 150 miles of Pueblo.
          "Alexa, slaughter the fatted calf."