G. McConway
August 4, 2023

Dems Continue to Pressure Biden for Targeting Hunting and Archery Classes in Schools

The things that Joe Biden wants to regulate are just flat-out bizarre.

Cars, stoves, light bulbs, and now school classes for programs that would generally be affiliated with conservative activity.

I say generally because now there is a growing movement among some Democrats that want Biden to back off.

No Shooting for You

A recent Fox News report revealed that the Biden administration is now going to hold back funding for schools that offer courses in hunting and archery.

In many of the states that offer these programs, these are life skills that are used every day. In the case of archery, it also happens to be an Olympic sport, so what the hell is the problem, Joe?

That is the same question now being asked by some Democrats, according to a new report.

We knew Republicans would be furious over this, especially in the South and West, but now Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) is getting in on the act. I would suspect his constituents in Montana had something to do with that.

Tester penned a letter to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to reverse course on a very loose interpretation of the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA).

Tester stated, "In Montana, our schools have long offered shooting sport and hunter safety classes that play an important role in teaching safety and personal responsibility to students.

"Outdoor recreation is foundational to our western way of life and any reduction of federal support for these educational programs is unacceptable.

"Republicans and Democrats worked together last summer to pass BSCA, which aims to improve the safety and well-being of American students while protecting law-abiding citizens’ Second Amendment rights.

"However, it appears that the Department of Education has interpreted this law in a manner that may reduce schools’ ability to offer important and long-established gun training classes."

So, what is the reason for the withholding of funding… according to senior agency official Sarah Martinez, these classes use "technically dangerous weapons" and therefore "may not be funded under ESEA programs."

Well, a baseball bat can be a dangerous weapon in the right hands, and so can a hockey stick, but they are not pulling funding for these sports.

Tester continued, "By misinterpreting which activities are now supported by ESEA, the Department of Education is limiting learning opportunities critical to student safety.

"I urge the Department of Education to reconsider the interpretation of BSCA in a way that does not limit learning opportunities for students and does not present barriers to critical hunter safety courses."

This is just hideous, and this administration needs a quick lesson in the meaning of overreach.

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