Students in Missouri have no sexual education requirement, so there’s a good chance they don’t know how to properly protect themselves from STIs or unintended pregnancy. Soon, though, they may be able to protect themselves from guns.
Missouri state Senate is considering a bill that would require all
first graders in the state to take a gun safety training course. Using a
grant provided by the National Rifle Association, it would put a
“National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program” instructor in
every first grade classroom.
The irony that there’s no requirement for students to learn about
their bodies — but that there is one for deadly weapons — seems lost on
the legislators proposing the measure, one of whom lamented,
“I hate mandates as much as anyone, but some concerns and conditions
rise to the level of needing a mandate”:pushing for its passage:
Calling Stephen Harper. Calling Stephen Harper.