Thirteen-year-old Lane Dunkley, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was looking forward to going hunting with his grandfather. To get an Oklahoma hunting license, he first had to attend a Hunter Safety Course.
After bringing his grade average up to meet his father’s standards, He and his father traveled to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma for such a class.
At the beginning of the class, the volunteer instructor asked if any had voted for Barack Obama. Lane’s father raised his hand, the instructor railed on about Obama and asked the father son duo to leave, threatening to cancel the course if they did not.
While I am no fan of Obama, gun safety training is no place for such partisanship rhetoric. This instructor missed a golden opportunity to show liberals how serious conservatives are about gun safety and to let them see we are not the crazed Bible Thumpers we are often portrayed as.
Rightfully so, the instructor lost his position swiftly, a decision I support.
There is a time and place for all of our partisanship and Obama’s performance is a fair target, like others before him.
Taking it out on a 13 year-old is just wrong, as is including such partisanship in a gun safety course.