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Video: South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright Wants Teens Taught to Shoot Guns

| by Michael Allen

South Carolina State Senator Lee Bright has introduced a new bill that would teach teenagers how to shoot guns (video below).

Bright told WSPA-TV: "The more guns we have the safer we are. Had there been someone in Newtown with a weapon, had it been a teacher, they could have stopped it early.

“We’ve got football, we’ve got basketball, and we’ve got baseball. I think if they had a hunting team, it would be a great idea. The more training we can get on the history of our nation, the founding of our nation, the better."

The 'South Carolina Gun Safety Program' course would focus on learning how to fire a gun, safety techniques, the history of the 2nd amendment and the right to bear arms.

Bright said it would be up to each individual school district to add the course to their curriculum, which actually questions the need for the bill since schools can already propose a class on their own.

Bright previously introduced the 'Firearms Freedom Act' to exempt firearms and ammunition from anti-gun violence rules, following the Newtown shooting.

Spartanburg District 4 Superintendent Dr. Rallie Liston said: "That's a hobby that belongs in the hands of the private sector. It's not the job of the public schools to do that, with all we have on our plate."

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