national rifle association http://kbia.org en Nixon signs gun-safety course for first-graders http://kbia.org/post/nixon-signs-gun-safety-course-first-graders <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation allowing a gun safety course sponsored by the National Rifle Association to be taught to first-graders. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:32:21 +0000 Associated Press 36987 at http://kbia.org Nixon signs gun-safety course for first-graders Mo. Senate endorses bill to allow gun safe course http://kbia.org/post/mo-senate-endorses-bill-allow-gun-safe-course <p>Missouri first-graders could see an addition to their curriculum under a bill given first-round approval in the Missouri Senate.</p><p>The measure endorsed Tuesday would give school districts the option to teach a National Rifle Association-sponsored gun safety program to students in first grade. It would also allow schools to implement a training program for teachers and other personnel on responding to intruders.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 15:43:13 +0000 Associated Press 29175 at http://kbia.org Mo. Senate endorses bill to allow gun safe course Bill would require gun safety course in 1st grade http://kbia.org/post/bill-would-require-gun-safety-course-1st-grade <p>Missouri first-graders would have to take a gun safety course under a bill being considered by a state Senate committee.</p><p>Sen. Dan Brown, a Republican from Rolla, outlined his proposal Tuesday for the chamber's General Laws Committee. No one spoke in opposition, and the committee did not vote on it.</p><p>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.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:18:42 +0000 Associated Press 28037 at http://kbia.org Bill would require gun safety course in 1st grade McCaskill urges NRA to help stop future mass shootings http://kbia.org/post/mccaskill-urges-nra-help-stop-future-mass-shootings <p>U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is circulating an online petition urging the National Rifle Association to "make their voice a part of the solution" to prevent future mass killings like the one last week in Newtown, Connecticut. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 23:15:22 +0000 Associated Press 26241 at http://kbia.org McCaskill urges NRA to help stop future mass shootings