Just like virtually anything, the more people understand something, the safer it is. Whether you like guns or not, knowing more about them doesn't hurt anything. Plus, it wouldn't be hard to implement. For instance, the DARE program where a police officer (who is already trained in gun safety) comes to a school to talk to children about drugs and alcohol could easily just a little extra time to teach gun safety. You wouldn't even need to have the state governments pay for classes so the teachers could teach it.
I am for gun rights, however people also need to know that they can be dangerous. It just like drugs. I support legalizing drugs but people must know that they can be dangerous if handled innappropriately. Guns should be used for safety, and that needs to be stressed, so I do believe that gun safety is important and should be taught in schools.
People fear guns and do not want them in society simply because they do not know enough about them. If they had the knowledge that is actually true about guns, rather than media-driven brainwashing, guns would not be feared by the masses. Guns are a safe, efficient way to protect us and our loved ones.
Kids tend to get curious when said no to and just telling your kid not to touch guns its provoking them to do so. Kids being taught gun safety will understand the danger in handling them without the proper info on what they can do to a human or animal and they should know there right and wrong on guns also.
Just like motorcycles, most people that say they are dangerous have never taken the time to learn about them. Do they pose risks? Of course. But understanding those risks and learning how to minimize them teach people to respect them. Once that respect takes hold, the chances of something happening as a result of those risks, is dramatically decreased.
Gun safety should be taught at school perhaps even take the kids to a shooting range. But gun etiquette should be taught both at home and school. Teaching a kid to shoot is one thing. Teaching a kid when to shoot is not soley the job of the school, it is the job of the parents as well.
The law should be taught such as when using a firearm is legal and not and how to legally purchase one , but being taught how to use a weapon is wrong. Should we also teach our students karate and how to use a bow? School is meant to prepare us all for the adult life and we will not all deal with fire arms