JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - A bill being considered by a state Senate committee would have Missouri first-graders taking a gun safety course.

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Republican Sen. Dan Brown outlined his proposal yesterday for the chamber's General Laws Committee. No one spoke in opposition, and the committee did not vote on it. The bill would mandate the teaching of the National Rifle Association's Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program in every first-grade classroom. Brown says it would teach young children what to do if they come across an unsecured weapon.