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kentmitchell
09-18-04, 08:00 AM
Info on this is sketchy but it looks like some female admiral is trying to shut down the Navy's participation in the JROTC shooting program. The cause, a couple of accidental firings--we're talking airguns, not firearms.
High schools nationwide have riflery programs with competitors from Navy, Marine, Army and Air Force JROTC programs participating. Nationwide competition is even available by shooting a known three-position course and mailing the targets to a Navy judge, referee (?), scorer.
Anyway, it's a seedbed for Olympic competition as well as a way to give kids another outlet to compete.
In Georgia it's a big deal. Georgia has one of the nation's top high school riflery programs administered not by the services but by the Georgia High School Association.
I'll keep posting as I learn more.