On Thursday, December 13, 2012 Senator Dan Brown (r) pre-filed SB 75 for the 2013 legislative session:
SB 75 Require school districts and charter schools to provide training and education about firearms safety and addressing potentially dangerous or armed intruders
LR Number: 0366S.01I Fiscal Note not available
Last Action: 12/13/2012 – Prefiled
There’s an interesting detail:
FIRST REGULAR SESSION
SENATE BILL NO. 75 [pdf]
97TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
….171.410. 1. Each school district and charter school shall annually teach the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program to first grade students. School districts and charter schools may also teach any substantially similar program of the same qualifications or any successor program in lieu of the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program.
2. The purpose of the educational program shall be to promote the safety and protection of children. The educational program shall emphasize how students should respond if they encounter a firearm. School personnel and program instructors shall not make value judgments about firearms….
The Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program is a program of the National Rifle Association [NRA].
“…School personnel and program instructors shall not make value judgments about firearms…”
Because the NRA never makes a value judgement about firearms?
I suspect that a lot of people in America, including school personnel, are making value judgements about firearms right now.