There Is Hope For The Youth – Firearms Projects

Fellow blogger “Huey’s Gunsight” caught this (and more) on a recent visit to a country fair:

Went to the local county fair last weekend (Delaware County, Ohio) and had a chance to check out more than just fair food and midway attractions.  Stopped off in one the exhibit halls and got to check out some of the 4-H projects kids had done this year.  I was (happily) surprised at the number of entries under firearms and firearm safety.  Better yet, 99.9% of the kids got the info right and are apparently being taught correctly how to respect, use and, most importantly, enjoy the recreational use of firearms.

Lots more pictures over at his blog – HERE

Hard data, facts, and even graphs? *single tear*

I know 4-H is a country thing… but I still have hope because some of these kids will move to the city, marry a city girl and have city kids which will hopefully grow up like this.

Any stories about your son/daughter doing a project on firearms?  Was it well received?



Poppy October 11, 2011 at 12:31 am

God bless these children, every one.

It warms my heart to see kids taught to approach the issue of firearms in a logical manner (with the hard maths) as opposed to an emotional one (“ZOMG A BARREL SHROUD RAPED AND MURDERED MY PARENTS”). So that they see these objects for what they are, not mentally corrupting psychic murder weapons, but tools that can be used for either recreation or defense. Perhaps there’s hope for the future of our nation after all. (-:

On another note, I don’t have any kids, that I know of, but I did try to create a Firearms Safety pamphlet in my technical writing class (for a pamphlet making project). Teacher wouldn’t take it though, she said it was “too political and borderline offensive.” So I had to make another pamphlet about how Redbull is killing our children.


Vhyrus October 11, 2011 at 12:55 am

please attach copy of said pamphlet so that I may see how congested with feces said professor actually is.


Poppy October 11, 2011 at 01:00 am

Unfortunately, I don’t have it anymore. Since it wasn’t graded I didn’t put it in my academic portfolio, and then I kinda lost it. Which sucks because I spent quite some time on it.

It did have a picture of a Glock 22 on it as well as a copy of the Constitution’s Bill of Rights, which I like to call “Liberal’s Kryptonite.” Inside I just posted the golden rules of firearms safety and extolled the virtues of private gun ownership.


MattK October 11, 2011 at 12:36 am

Someone should hold a online fundraising auction of these projects. I’d be honored and proud to display such a work of art in my office…


AMB October 11, 2011 at 01:41 am

I don’t have any stores regarding my children doing projects on firearms (due, in large part, to the fact that I have no children.) I do, however, have a story about my father doing a project in college. My father’s practically-minded sort of guy, and so when it came time to cash in his G. I. Bill on a college education, he elected to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Of course, he had to take the usual spate of required core classes, including a Speech class. The culminating project for this course was a demonstrative lecture, during which you would have to teach the class a skill.

Now my father, a navy veteran who haled from the howling wilds of rural Wyoming, had been shooting since he was was tall enough to see over the scrub brush. He also had a thing for shooting competitions, including quick draw.

So my father strolled into the classroom on finals day with a Smith & Wesson Model 29 on his hip and, after the professor and half the class recovered from their heart attacks, proceeded to teach them Western Quick Draw.

Needless to say, he received an A in the course.


Jusuchin (Military Otaku) October 11, 2011 at 09:26 am

This next generation may surpass mine if this keep up.

So. Proud. ;_; Ganbatte!


Legacy October 11, 2011 at 03:16 pm

I don’t really have any, but my father, who is like the über engineer, built a working bolt action rifle out of parts from a hardware store. He and his brothers tested it out On my grandparents fence. Needless to say they haven’t let him forget that he owes them a new fence.



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