American high schools embrace shooting as a sport and an important skill as liberal disarmament propaganda fails

Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: Daniel Barker
Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Growing up in southeast Texas, my peers and I learned gun safety and shooting skills at an early age. We were taught, usually by our dads, the basics of how to handle a firearm safely, how to clean and take care of one, how to hit a can or bottle at 50 yards.

Many of us went on to become hunters, some became competitive shooters, but all of us learned an important skill and had a lot of fun in the process. It was one of the rites of passage into adulthood.

There was little talk of gun rights or gun control back then – guns were not a problem, they were a part of our normal lives. There may be more gun violence these days, but one fact hasn’t changed – there are still millions of responsible, law-abiding gun owners in America. They just don’t get much publicity, except when they’re being vilified by those who want to take their guns away.

But despite the current outcry against gun ownership, many American kids are discovering the joys of competitive shooting – particularly trap shooting, a sport which is rapidly becoming more popular among young Midwesterners.

Trap shooting’s recent rise in popularity is largely due to the efforts of Jim Sable, a Minnesota businessman who has been busy promoting the sport and who formed the USA State High School Clay Target League in 2001.

Sable was concerned that trap shooting was a dying art and believed that introducing it into schools as an extracurricular activity was the best way to revive it.

He successfully pitched the program to reportedly “wary” educators, and now the league has grown to include nearly 10,000 high school students in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. Trap shooting is the fastest-growing sport among high schools in Minnesota and the state legislature has agreed to spend $2 million to expand shooting ranges where the teens can participate in competitions.

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