A state Senate committee is considering a bill that would require Missouri first graders to take a gun safety course.
No one spoke in opposition to Sen. Dan Brown's proposal, which he outlined Tuesday for the chamber's General Laws Committee. There has not yet been a vote.
Brown, a Repulican from Rolla, said children would learn what to do if they encountered an unsecured weapon. The National Rifle Association's Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program would be taught in every first-grade classroom.
Teachers would also have to attend an eight-hour training on how to respond to an armed intruder inside a school.
Brown filed the measure Dec. 13, one day before the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.