12-year-olds learn how to fire guns in Alaska Public Schools
Better they learn how to handle a firearm safely than hurt themselves through ignorance, he says.
Milliron is principal of one of Juneau's two middle schools. Sixth-graders under his care last month completed an outdoor education course that included instruction in safe handling of guns and firing rounds from .22-caliber rifles. For some children, it was the first time they'd touched a gun.
In Alaska, where guns are popular, teaching children how to safely handle firearms is just common sense, Milliron said. . . .