NRA pushing gun safety video as requirement for Missouri first-graders

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by Matt Sczesny/ News 4 Staff

KMOV.com

Posted on February 2, 2013 at 12:04 AM

Updated Saturday, Feb 2 at 12:20 AM

 (KMOV) -- A National Rifle Association video for children may soon be required viewing for all Missouri first graders.

 State Senator Dan Brown, a Republican from Rolla,  is sponsoring a bill mandating the video for schools. The bill also has a requirement that all schools have a state certified emergency plan for an armed intruder.

Brown says the video will promote gun safety.  Last year in Missouri, he says seven children were killed handling guns. 

Brown who is a member of the NRA, says the group did not influence his support of the bill and they have not contributed money to his campaigns. 

Critics say the video is a slick ad for gun ownership aimed at children. 

The bill is up for a vote next week in the Senate's General Rules Committee. 

Click here to watch the video in it's entirety.

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