Bill authorizes gun-safety classes in schools

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Kansas lawmakers are considering a plan giving local school districts the authority to offer a gun-safety class crafted by the National Rifle Association.

A House committee has already heard a pitch from the bill’s sponsor, Republican state Rep. John Whitmer of Wichita.

The bill gives local school boards the discretion to offer firearm-safety training, including an NRA-program known as Eddie Eagle Gunsafe for students enrolled in grades one through eight.

Students enrolled in grades nine through 12 would take classes based on hunter-education programs offered by the state wildlife department.

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