RIFLE educates UF Law community during Guns Awareness Week

Published: February 6th, 2012

Category: News Briefs

Republican Idealists Furthering Legal Education (RIFLE) sponsored “Guns Awareness Week” from Jan. 23–28, and distributed a five-question “Basic Gun Facts Test,” which encouraged students and faculty to join the group for an educational range trip over the weekend. By the end of the week, more than 75 students, faculty, and staff had completed the quiz, five receiving a perfect score. Several student participants said the test cleared up misconceptions they had about guns and helped to inform their stance on gun policy issues. Twenty students made the trip to Bradford Sportsmen’s Farm on Jan 28 and received training on both gun safety and the operation of several types of firearms. RIFLE President John Annesser said the purpose of Guns Awareness Week is “to ‘arm’ everyone — pro, neutral, or anti — with basic firearms knowledge that is necessary to form a reasoned opinion on gun policy.”