New Louisiana law will encourage gun safety instruction in elementary schools

Emily Lane for reports:

When school starts this fall, public schools in Louisiana will have the option to instruct elementary students on gun safety.

Gov. Bobby Jindal on Wednesday (July 1) signed a bill into law that permits cities, parishes and local public school boards to provide students with “age and grade appropriate” firearm accident prevention and safety instruction.

A suggested curriculum includes the Eddie EagleGunsafe Program, developed by the National Rifle Association.

The legislation (HB 466) was sponsored by state Rep. Blake Miguez, R-Erath. Miguez is a freshmen legislator and semi-professional shooter who has starred in three seasons of History Channel’s “Top Shot,” a shooting competition and reality TV show.

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