Cam Edwards linked to this story complaining about the offer of firearms safety training from the NFL Players Association (sic) with the Sig Sauer Academy at the NRA Headquarters Range. An unnamed NFL general manager was outraged that the Association would offer classes to teach people who might own firearms how to use them safely and instead wanted to demand a “non-gun ownership course,” presumably to lecture these adults on why they should give up their constitutional rights.
The Association notes that estimate gun ownership rates among NFL players is estimate between 25%-75%, so they thought that offering a safety class for players was wise–especially since they note that they don’t advocate on the issue one way or the other.
I don’t think that the attacks on even firearm safety training are an accident. I think it’s very much part of the anti-gun culture war where these elites are horrified that people who learn that safely shooting is a whole lot of fun.
I believe Cam will be talking about this tonight on his Sportsman’s Channel show at 5pm Eastern. It will no doubt be interesting to hear more on this topic. I wonder if we’ll see more assaults on our efforts to train more new shooters, even if the anti-gun crowd used to preach safety.