Letter to The Libertarian Enterprise
By Bill de Forest
Exclusive to The Libertarian Enterprise
Read your stuff. Real good.
I am a management supervisor at Kaman Aerospace in Bloomfield,
Connecticut. I live in Granville, Massachusetts, a real small town
that only has grades pre-school through 8th.
In answer to the shooting sprees in schools across the U.S. our
chief of police, John B. Michnovez, thought it was time to start a
pistol shooting and handgun safety course in our elementary school.
Talk about bold. He approached the principal of Granville Elementary,
Bob Thompson who agreed it was essential, in the light of the recent
shootings, that children be taught pistol shooting by experts -- and
not the movies -- and sponsored a course in the school.
Letters were sent home to the parents who also thought it was a
good idea. The chief got an NRA Pistol Shooting instructor, Ms. Teryl
A. Deegan, who started off with a lecture on the Second Amendment and
started to explain calibers, stating that 9mm was a Communist round
and she would not talk about it.
Toy guns were used as the demo with a day two at an indoor pistol
range in Manchestern Conn. My 11 year-old Jerome shot 50 .22 rounds
and passed the written course with the mandatory 80.
This is what I call grass roots. A police chief and an elementary
school principal staked all on this one.
You must keep up your work. It is making a difference.
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