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Mo. measure would require gun safety in schools

Date: January 30, 2013
By: Matt Evans
State Capitol Bureau
Links: SB 75

 
Intro: 
A bill filed in the Missouri Senate would require schools to teach first graders about gun safety.
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Wrap: NATS EDDIE THE EAGLE "Stop, don't touch"

That's Eddie the Eagle, a gun safety cartoon put out by the NRA. Under Missouri Senator Dan Brown's bill it would be a required part of first grader's curriculum in the state.

Brown filed the bill one day before the tragedy in Newtown Conn. and says he is trying to save lives of children.

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Description: "They're our babies, they're our angels. We can't have anymore losses and I think this is one of the ways we approach this problem."

Democrats like St. Louis Representative Stacey Newman say the bill does nothing to prevent gun violence.

The bill also requires teachers to take annual active shooter training classes.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
Under a new measure in the Missouri Senate, schools would be required to teach gun safety to children.
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Wrap: Republican Senator Dan Brown's bill would require first graders to hear something like this: ((EDDIE THE EAGLE NATS: "Stop, don't touch"))

That's Eddie the Eagle, a gun safety cartoon sponsored by the NRA. Brown says the cartoon would help children know what to do if they see a gun.

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Description: It's intent is if you're playing or you see someone in school with a firearm that you stop what you're doing, you get out of the area."

But St. Louis Rep. Stacey Newman says the bill wouldn't reduce gun violence.

Brown says he expects the bill to pass out of committee next week.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
A bill under consideration in the Missouri Senate would require schools to teach gun safety to children in grade school.
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Wrap: EDDIE THE EAGLE NATS: "Stop, don't touch"

That's Eddie the Eagle, a popular cartoon put out by the NRA to teach kids about gun safety. And under Senator Dan Brown's proposed bill, students in first grade would be required to watch the cartoon to learn about gun safety.

Brown filed the legislation one day before the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting that claimed 26 lives and says he's trying to prevent more tragedies.

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Description: "Our hope was that we could save lives. There were 7 children that died in Missouri last year as a result of firearm accidents."

But Democratic Rep. Stacey Newman says the bill does nothing to put an end to gun violence.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

 

Intro: 
Under a proposed measure in the Missouri Senate, first graders would be required to watch the NRA's Eddie the Eagle gun safety program in schools.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: NATS EDDIE THE EAGLE: "Stop, don't touch."

That's part of the Eddie the Eagle cartoon. Under the measure proposed by Republican Sen. Dan Brown, students would be required to watch the 7-minute long video in first grade. Brown filed the bill one day before the tragedy in Newtown Connecticut and says he is trying to save lives.

But St. Louis Democratic Rep. Stacey Newman says the bill would increase the usage of guns.

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Description: "If you're going to go teach, mandatory teach young people about firearms, you're encouraging them to use them."

Also part of the legislation is a measure that would require teachers to take active shooter training classes.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

 

Intro: 
A bill filed in the Missouri Senate would require teachers to take active shooting training classes every year.
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Wrap: The bill would require law enforcement to annually instruct school teachers on how to deal with active shooters in schools. Republican Sen. Dan Brown filed the bill one day before the tragedy in Newtown, Conn. and says it makes sense for teachers to have that training.

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Description: "We train for tornadoes, we train for fires. I think that teachers and school employees need to be trained."

But Democratic Rep. Stacey Newman says the bill wouldn't be able to reduce gun violence.

The bill would also require first graders be taught gun safety through the NRA's Eddie the Eagle program.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.

Intro: 
A proposed measure in the Missouri Senate would require teachers to take classes on how to deal with active shooters in schools.
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OutCue:  SOC

Wrap: Law enforcement would be required to instruct school teachers how to deal with active shooters in schools under the bill filed by Republican Sen. Dan Brown. Brown says his bill would save lives, but Democratic Rep. Stacey Newman says it wouldn't reduce any violence.

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Run Time:  00:11
Description: "Clearly if you want to keep your family safe and children safe then you get the guns out of the house. No amount of safety training is going to prevent these instances that I think the bill sponsor is referring to."

The bill would also require schools to teach students gun safety through the NRA's Eddie the Eagle program in first grade.

Brown says he expects the bill to pass out of committee next week.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Matt Evans. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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