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A bill before the New York State Assembly Education Committee would end rifle shooting, trap shooting, and archery as sports in the state's schools. Assemblywoman Linda B. Rosenthal, a Manhattan Democrat, introduced the bill, saying "a rise in gun violence and school shootings in recent years has spurred a long overdue re-evaluation of their place in our students' curriculum." Some 1,200 students compete in trap shooting and 34,000 compete in archery in the state.