Firearms course in schools legal but not likely yet
Associated Press | April 25, 2005
PHOENIX A new law will let Arizona students set their sights on a new frontier in high school education, but the gun safety course isn't likely to appear in course catalogs anytime soon.
The bill, recently signed into law by Governor Napolitano, allows Arizona school districts the chance to offer an elective in marksmanship and gun safety alongside those such as ceramics and yearbook.
But many administrators in the Phoenix area say their budgets and schedules are over-taxed as it is, and offering an elective that doesn't relate to life skills or state standards isn't in the cards.
State law already allows the Arizona Game and Fish Department to provide training in safe handling of guns and bows at schools requesting the training.