A review of Penn’s gun safety courses, which have been touted as an “alternative” to the usual course of instruction, has prompted complaints from students.
The courses have been described as “the first-ever” of their kind, but they have been criticised by some students and instructors for being too hard on the shooter.
The course, which has been described by some as “a first-person shooter” that “doesn’t teach how to use a gun responsibly”, has been touted by some educators as an alternative to the normal course of instructing a shooter.
Penn said it had “taken every reasonable step” to ensure that the course met its standards of safety and was in line with the state’s gun control laws.
“We are committed to ensuring that our courses are safe, appropriate, and respectful of the students who come to them to learn and have fun,” a Penn spokesperson said in a statement.
“It is our responsibility to provide an environment where they can thrive and develop confidence.
Our course instructors are all licensed and approved firearms instructors, and we have implemented an educational curriculum to make sure we have a safe learning environment.”
Penn’s course is called Gun Safety: A Practical Introduction, but students who sign up to take the course will not receive any instruction in gun safety or the use of firearms.
A number of teachers have written about their dissatisfaction on Penn’s blog, including former firearms instructor, Dan Strom, who said he was “deeply disturbed” that Penn had taken the course.
Strom told the Washington Post that Penn should be “shamed for this.”
“The whole thing is a lie.
This is the first-of-its-kind gun safety class, and it has been vetted, and they have had the gun safety instructor on for the last month,” Strom wrote.
“This is not about teaching guns safely, but about how the government, police, and even your kids can be taught how to defend themselves.
I find this outrageous, and I hope Penn is ashamed for this, because we are already living in an extremely dangerous world.”
The course has been promoted by Penn and has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Penn has also partnered with a gun safety group, the Gun Violence Prevention Alliance, to produce a video in support of the course, titled The Gun Safety Game.
The video was produced by the NRA’s American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and is titled Gun Safety 101: How to Keep Yourself and Your Family Safe.
Penn has been criticised for not telling students about the course’s contents.
In a statement on the Penn website, the course explained that its content was based on the National Gun Safety Strategy.
“The NRA’s NPSS was developed to help educate the public about gun safety and its effects on the safety of law-abiding Americans,” the statement said.
“As part of its mission to educate the nation, the NRA has been providing the Penn course with training materials and has worked with Penn to create the NRA NPSL curriculum for Penn students.”
A number other schools are also partnering with Penn in their gun safety programs.
The University of Georgia has teamed up with the Penn campus to create an NRA-approved gun safety school, and in 2016, the University of Washington launched a gun-safety school called Penn’s Safety Academy.
Several other schools, including the University at Buffalo and Penn State University, have also signed up to the NRA-certified Penn safety program.
Penn’s courses are also available online, and there are a number of resources on gun safety available to instructors, including videos, classroom instruction, a safety book and more.
The NRA has also issued a statement urging Penn to cancel the course and that Penn students should use a different gun safety program if they have any questions about the content.
“While we are disappointed that Penn did not follow the standards of the National Firearms Act and its regulations, we understand that the NRA is not a law enforcement agency and cannot speak for them,” NRA spokesperson, Steve Stiles, said in the statement.
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