On Thursday February 16th, the State Senate voted 30-8 to pass Senate Bill 116, a bill that expands access and standardizes firearm safety education for schools. Please use the link below to contact your representative and urge them to support Senate Bill 116.
House Bill 2304, the House companion bill to SB 116, has been sent to the House Committee on Federal and State Affairs. The hearing scheduled for HB 2304 is on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, at 9:00 AM and will take place at 300 SW 10th St., Topeka, Kansas 66612, in room 346-S. Please attend and show your support for firearm safety education. If you cannot attend, please use the link below to contact the committee members and ask them to please support HB 2304.
This important legislation educates children, promotes safety to help reduce the risk of accidents, and increases awareness among students about firearm safety. Senate Bill 116 and House Bill 2304 establish grade-appropriate curricula guidelines to teach firearm safety to students of all ages. It is based on NRA’s Eddie Eagle GunSafe® program and the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks & Tourism’s existing Hunter Education In Our Schools.
Firearm safety education helps promote responsible gun ownership by teaching students to be aware of the potential dangers of firearms. Learning about firearms and safety can reduce fear and misunderstanding among students.
Again, please contact your representative and ask them to SUPPORT SB 116 and HB 2304! Then, share this alert with your family and friends, and urge them to do the same.