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Missouri Lawmaker Proposes Mandatory Gun Safety Classes For First Graders

When State Senator Dan Brown made the proposal, no one spoke in opposition.

The bill would mandate the teaching of the National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program in every first-grade classroom. Brown says it would teach young children what to do if they come across an unsecured weapon. The bill would also require teachers to attend eight hours of training on responding to an armed intruder inside a school.

Brown filed the measure Dec. 13, one day before the Connecticut school shooting that killed 26 people.