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Old 07-13-2013, 04:23 PM
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Good for Missouri. So many people are uninformed about guns and think shielding kids from them or pretending they don't exist is the answer. Just the opposite. Early education and safety lessons are key to reducing accidents.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri schools will be encouraged to teach first-graders a gun safety course sponsored by the National Rifle Association as a result of legislation signed Friday by Gov. Jay Nixon.

The new law stops short of requiring schools to teach the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program. But by putting it in state law, Missouri is providing one of the stronger state-sanctioned endorsements of the NRA-sponsored firearms safety course, which the group says is taught to about 1 million children annually.

The legislation also requires school personnel to participate in an “active shooter and intruder” drill led by law enforcement officers.

Both the staff and student training initially were proposed as mandates when the legislation was filed on Dec. 13, which was the day before a gunman massacred 26 people in a Connecticut elementary school, including 20 first-graders. The provision about the first-grade gun-safety course was amended to make it optional during Senate debate.
Read more: Missouri gov. signs gun-safety course for first-graders | Fox News
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We teach kids to not talk to strangers, to look both ways before crossing the street, to not run with scissors, to not do drugs and we even have sex ed classes to teach kids about pregnancy and STDs. A country with at least 310 million civilian owned firearms( and that number is growing due to anti-2nd amendment scum trying to further on the 2nd amendment) one would think it would be a no brainer to mandate gun safety classes for school children.With at least 310 million firearms there is a good chance that little Timmy or little Suzie will encounter a gun.They may be at a friends house and a parent forgets to secure their gun or a criminal may dump his gun on the street and child could come across it while playing outside or walking home from school.
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Good for Missouri. Too bad all states are not doing this.
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Eddie Eagle GunSafe|Eddie Eagle GunSafe

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The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program teaches children in pre-K through third grade four important steps to take if they find a gun. These steps are presented by the program's mascot, Eddie Eagle, in an easy-to-remember format consisting of the following simple rules:

If you see a gun:
STOP!
Don't Touch.
Leave the Area.
Tell an Adult.

Begun in 1988, The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program has reached more than 26 million children - in all 50 states. This program was developed through the combined efforts of such qualified professionals as clinical psychologists, reading specialists, teachers, curriculum specialists, urban housing safety officials, and law enforcement personnel.

Anyone may teach The Eddie Eagle GunSafe® Program, and NRA membership is not required. The program may be readily incorporated into existing school curriculum, taught in a one- to five-day format, and used to reach both levels or simply one or two grades. Materials available through this program are: student workbooks, 7-minute animated DVD, instructor guides, brochures, and student reward stickers. Program materials are also available in Spanish.

The NRA is committed to helping keep America's young children safe. In efforts to do so, we offer our program at a nominal fee. Schools, law enforcement agencies, hospitals, daycare centers, and libraries may be eligible to receive grant funding to defray program costs. Grant funding is available in many states to these groups to cover the cost of all program curriculum materials.

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. The program makes no value judgments about firearms, and no firearms are ever used in the program. Like swimming pools, electrical outlets, matchbooks and household poison, they're treated simply as a fact of everyday life. With firearms found in about half of all American households, it's a stance that makes sense.

Eddie Eagle is never shown touching a firearm, and he does not promote firearm ownership or use. The program prohibits the use of Eddie Eagle mascots anywhere that guns are present. The Eddie Eagle Program has no agenda other than accident prevention - ensuring that children stay safe should they encounter a gun. The program never mentions the NRA. Nor does it encourage children to buy guns or to become NRA members. The NRA does not receive any appropriations from Congress, nor is it a trade organization. It is not affiliated with any firearm or ammunition manufacturers or with any businesses that deal in guns and ammunition.
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How could liberals possibly oppose this?
Because the NRA was involved and everyone knows how scared of the NRA some liberals are.
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Not exactly sure what is age appropriate. I'd have to do some more investigation to evaluate.

Concept isn't bad.
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It looks perfectly appropriate.
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I have a feeling this guy didn't take any NRA courses......

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