Let's see here, what's a way that Biden could just absolutely ruin your day today?
How about this one: The Biden admin is purposefully blocking funding for schools to have their own archery, rifle, and hunting programs because of a "school safety" bill.
According to federal guidance circulated among hunting education groups and shared with Fox News Digital, the Department of Education determined that, under the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) passed last year, school hunting and archery classes are precluded from receiving federal funding. The interpretation could impact millions of American children enrolled in such programs.
Yes, this bipartisan bill is being interpreted by the Biden admin to mean that programs that teach kids responsibility and firearm safety, along with discipline and decision-making, are dangerous.
Oh, some squishy Republicans signed onto this bill that was very obviously meant to take away the ability to train kids how to rightly handle firearms.
In June 2022, the BSCA was passed with large majorities in the House and Senate before President Biden signed it into law. The push to pass the bill — which broadly seeks to promote "safer, more inclusive and positive" school environments, according to the Education Department — came after mass shootings at a grocery market in Buffalo, New York, and a school in Uvalde, Texas.
The legislation included an amendment to an ESEA subsection listing prohibited uses for federal school funding. That amendment prohibits ESEA funds from helping provide any person with a dangerous weapon or to provide "training in the use of a dangerous weapon."
You have archery in the school, the NRA, 4-H, and many other organizations around the country partner with schools to teach kids how to properly handle weapons and take care of themselves, with no incidents whatsoever that I can find reported, and the Biden admin wants these valuable life skills banned.
You see, for Biden and pals, schools are for teaching kids that men can have periods and that 2+2 doesn't equal 4. It's about teaching racial "equity" and that America is racist.
Lord forbid that schools teach kids an actual useful skill that aligns with American values and teaches kids responsibility.
"It is ironic that the U.S. Department of Education is actively denying young Americans the chance to educate themselves on basic firearm and hunting safety so that they can go afield knowing how to keep themselves, their friends, and family safe," Ben Cassidy, executive vice president for international government and public affairs at Safari Club International (SCI), told Fox News Digital.
"At best, the department's policy appears to be singularly geared to ensure hunters are less safe when handling firearms or bows and, at worst, are leveling a direct attack on hunters' ability to pass down hunting to the newest generations," he continued. "SCI and our membership will be eagerly awaiting the Education Department's response to the letter from Senators Cornyn and Tillis, and we won't hesitate to take further action to protect hunters' rights."
May I suggest this has very little to do with hunting and more to do with making sure that the next generation doesn't know how to defend or provide for itself?
Let's turn over to the Founding Fathers to see what they thought about teaching kids how to shoot:
- "A free people ought not only to be armed, but disciplined; to which end a uniform and well-digested plan is requisite; and their safety and interest require that they should promote such manufactories as tend to render them independent of others for essential, particularly military, supplies." - George Washington
- "A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks." - Thomas Jefferson in a letter to Peter Carr, 1785
- "A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves…and include, according to the past and general usuage of the states, all men capable of bearing arms… "To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them." - Richard Henry Lee, Federal Farmer No. 18, January 25, 1788
Hunting isn't the big picture here.