Some Missouri public schools could be adding gun safety to the first grade curriculum this year.

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed the bill that included this addition within the larger public safety bill HCS/SB 75.  Under the bill, schools are encouraged to teach the National Rifle Association’s “Eddie Eagle” Gunsafe Program to first grade classes.

National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre said, “Our ‘Eddie Eagle’ children’s safety program has taught over 25 million young children that if they see a gun, they should do four things: ‘Stop. Don’t touch. Leave the area. Tell an adult.’ The purpose of the ‘Eddie Eagle’ Program isn’t to teach whether guns are good or bad, but rather to promote the protection and safety of children.”


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