Trapshooting Team Banned From School Yearbook [Updated]
Big Lake High School has a trapshooting team, which isn’t surprising since trapshooting is the fastest-growing sport in Minnesota. Currently, around 11,000 students in 343 Minnesota high schools participate in the sport. From the photo below, it looks as though trapshooting is popular in Big Lake. Over 50 students apparently are participating:
That’s a nice photo, but it won’t be appearing in the Big Lake High School yearbook. The Star Tribune reports that the photo has been banned because the trapshooters are holding firearms:
Big Lake High School trapshooting coach Rhonda Eckerdt says she learned Wednesday from the athletic director that the team picture won’t be included in the yearbook because it’s against school policy to show firearms in photos.
Team members, coaches and parents say the guns should be viewed as a piece of equipment used in the sport, much like a baseball player holding a bat in a photo. Parent Rick Anderson says `political correctness has gone way overboard.”
This is mind-numbingly stupid. If Big Lake High School thinks students should have nothing to do with guns, it shouldn’t have a trapshooting team. It is ridiculous to sponsor a trapshooting team, but not allow the team to be pictured with the equipment it uses.
Most liberals hate firearms. If they could, they would abolish the Second Amendment and ban private ownership of guns. (Before the Heller decision, liberals had just about succeeded in making the Second Amendment a dead letter.) They don’t have the power to do that at present, so they do what they can. In the petty precincts they control, like the schools, they turn up their noses and teach children that guns are frowned upon.
Fortunately, it looks like quite a few kids in Big Lake aren’t getting the message.
UPDATE: Well, that didn’t take long! Once this story hit the news, protests began. The Big Lake school superintendent has already announced that an “exception” will be made for this picture in the school yearbook.