Today, the House Committee passed a Substitute for House Bill 2089 to empower the state Board of Education to make gun safety education available to K-12 students. It will now go to the House floor for further consideration. Please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT Substitute House Bill 2089.
Substitute House Bill 2089 directs the state Board of Education to establish grade-appropriate curricula guidelines to teach firearm safety to K-12 students based on NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program, and/or the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism’s existing Hunter Education In Our Schools. Individual school district boards are to have the choice whether they wish to provide gun safety education under these standards. This gives the flexibility to school boards and parents to decide what gun safety education is appropriate for their communities and school children. Developing these standards by drawing from proven, existing programs, results in cost savings for the taxpayers.
Again, please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT Substitute House Bill 2089.