Biden blocks funds for hunter safety programs in schools
By Erich Pratt
Fresh off his efforts to ban lead ammunition on public land, President Biden is again escalating his war on hunters, this time by withholding routine funds provided to our children’s schools that are used for hunter education, gun safety classes, shooting teams and even archery programs.
This key federal funding has been historically earmarked for schools with hunting, shooting, and archery programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965. With this move, a popular program frequently offered in schools across rural and sometimes even suburban America may be coming to an end.
The justification for this action comes from a sinister interpretation of the so-called Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which Congress passed last summer.
While heralded as part of Mr. Biden’s promise of stricter gun control in the wake of a school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Gun Owners of America led the opposition effort, warning that this hastily crafted legislation would not only infringe on constitutional rights but would also yield other damaging unintended consequences.
Just as predicted, a provision in the Safer Communities Act that was designed to stop funding school resource officers (because the funding is available elsewhere) is being interpreted by the Biden administration to force a halt to