New Jersey – -(Ammoland.com)- For those that are unaware, two high school students in Lacey Township, NJ were recently suspended for posting pictures of themselves at a shooting range. Although the questionable pictures were never made public, and the school is barred from discussing student situations due to privacy laws, New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) immediately prepared for best case and worst case situation to address this issue.
The worst case? School officials digging their heels in and joining the national war on the Second Amendment. The best case scenario would be officials turning the situation into a positive moment and allowing NJ2AS the opportunity to properly train students on how to safely and responsibly handle a firearm.
NJ2AS President Alexander Roubian spoke at the Lacey Board of Education meeting in the aftermath of the suspensions, offering school officials the opportunity to allow NJ2AS to sponsor a day at the range for students. Most importantly, we wanted to bring the topic of firearm safety to the forefront by providing students with basic training – a common sense measure which could save countless lives throughout America.
Since then, New Jersey Second Amendment Society has been overwhelmed with interest from parents, and most importantly, the students who have contacted us to sign up. Part of NJ2AS’ message included the many Olympian and top competitive shooters who began their careers by accident – casually participating with a friend or family member at the gun range.Matt Emmonds
Case in point, Matt Emmonds – a gold, silver, and bronze winner at the Olympics who began his shooting career after he went to the range with his father’s friend. Ironically, Matt grew up only 30 minutes from Lacey in