It's funny how things pop into your head at weird moments. I was entrenched in an anti-racism issue and it dawned on me all of a sudden, "Hey! There's so much going on with guns, kids and schools, but what about the hunters that take bows to elementary schools to teach children?" Practice arrows or not, a bow is a weapon, is it not? Why not take an unloaded rifle into the elementary schools and teach kids hunting that way (not that I'm promoting guns and hunting in schools BTW)? What's the difference? Don't tell me a bow is safer than a gun! A weapon is a weapon is weapon.... and what these weapons are used for is to teach our innocent, loving children to become callous killers.
In my 12 Most Vile Women Hunters, I featured quite a few women that actually take their bow hunting "skills" into schools and show the children, hands on with child sized bows, how shoot properly. Just to name a few: Michelle Leqve, Joella Bates and Jana Waller. Michelle Leqve teaches to high school kids, Joella Bates and Jana Waller take it to the elementary schools. I ask, "What is wrong with this picture?
At the end of November 2012, there was an incident of a bow shooting at Casper Community College in Wyoming, the shooter killed 3 people. One of the victims was his father. Although this was at a college, don't be surprised if this starts happening more and more on a high school or elementary school level.
My guess is, not taking an unloaded rifle into a school has something to do with being a responsible adult (and hunter mind you). I think it's high time hunters were made "responsible" enough to keep their killing bows out of schools also. If hunters are allowed to teach children at school how to use weapons, then I believe I should be allowed to teach children wildlife preservation (not conservation) at school. I think it's high time that hunting was kept out of schools...period!