Should Missouri first graders take a gun safety course?
By Ashley Crockett
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:05:26 GMT — 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.
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