Schools in Illinois can now teach hunting safety lessons

Hunting safety classes could now be taught in schools in Illinois.

Legislation was signed into law giving school districts the option to include safety classes as part of their curriculum.

The legislation was sponsored by State Senator Jason Plummer.

A statement published on the Illinois Senate Republican Caucus website said:

“Students who are exposed to lessons in hunting safety have a greater chance of respecting firearms and using them properly for the rest of their lives.
“As the law is shifting to emphasize the importance of safe handlingadopting legislation like this could make for an accessible path for students to learn these methods in depth, early on in their lives.
“The new law requires the Illinois State Board of Education to prepare and distribute instructional materials as guidelines for development of a unit of instruction on hunting education.”

The new law takes effect immediately.

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