A new bill has been introduced in Wisconsin.
Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature have introduced a proposal that could see public schools in the state offer gun safety training as an elective.
The bill, AB 427, would move the state Department of Public Instruction to develop a firearm education course for Wisconsin high school students. Referred to the Assembly Committee on Education, backers point to a growing interest in scholastic shooting sports as a reason to add gun safety to the curriculum.
“As more and more students get involved in clay target and action shooting clubs and associations while in school, it’s important to ensure that these students become more responsible in understanding firearm safety and mechanics,” said sponsor, state Rep. Ken Skowronski, R-Franklin, in a statement.
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