Moms Demand Action Claim Teaching Gun Safety Is ‘Atrocious’
By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America deputy director Jennifer Hoppe says news that Forest Hills Elementary School teaches a gun safety course to kindergarteners—then repeats it to those same students again when they are in third grade—is “atrocious” and a “disingenious” way for adults to dodge the responsibility they face for owning guns.
Forest Hills Elementary is located in Sidman, Pennsylvania, and each October they teach an optional course titled, “Gun Shop” to kindergarteners and third graders.
Yahoo News reports that the course is taught by fourth grade teacher Daniel Krestar, who uses NRA Eddie Eagle videos to help show kids what to do if they find a gun. Eddie Eagle is a cartoon character created by the NRA to teach children to, “stop, don’t touch, run away, and tell a grown-up,” if they come across a gun. Krestar couples the Eddie Eagle videos with other videos about “crime awareness” and talks to children about resolving anger in ways that do not involve a weapon—whether that weapon is a gun or a knife or a …Read the Rest