Lawrence, KS – According to the statement, 31 were in favor of the bill, 7 voted against. The bill now goes back to the House for approval before heading to the governor’s desk to be signed.
The bill would require the Kansas State Board of Education to create curriculum guidelines for a gun safety education program. Local school boards would have the option to teach it in their district.
These guidelines could start as early as kindergarten and would be based on the National Rifle Association’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe program.
Older students could be offered the training, or the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks, and Tourism’s hunter education program.