In July 2013, Governor Jay Nixon approved legislation allowing the schools to offer the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program to first grade students in Missouri. The program is conducted by the National Rifle Association (NRA), and there has been some controversy concerning children learning about gun safety.
No matter where you stand on the issue of gun safety programs offered through public school systems, there is a clear need for greater gun awareness throughout society. If you want to keep your children safe within your home, they should know if there are guns in the home and where they are kept.
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Your guns should be kept in a high quality gun safe with access restricted to adults who have been trained to handle firearms. You can browse a variety of fire resistant gun safes at GunSafesNow.com to see what features are currently available on the market.
If you have an older gun safe with a key stored near the safe, consider upgrading to a biometric safe. These safes limit access to particular finger impressions, so it is much harder for someone to access your guns without your permission or knowledge. This will keep your children safe, since the gun safe will remain out of their access until you feel they are old enough and educated enough to be granted access.
The NRA Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program has been taught to millions of children across the country, so Missouri was not the first to bring gun safety education to public schools. As more children learn basic safety skills, the future will become a safer place.