Republicans this week succeeded in passing a measure through the state House Agriculture, Livestock, and Water Committee to allow public schools provide hunter education courses to seventh grade students.

The hunter education courses are unlike pubic school lessons in that they don’t instruct who in the classroom is a racist.

But the classes do teach important information such as gun safety, hunter ethics, conservation, and first aid.

No hands-on activities are required, but if offered, parental permission is required.

Otherwise, the course will satisfy hunter education classes taught by Colorado Parks and Wildlife.

The measure now heads to the House floor with the NRA supporting its passage, so, good luck getting through the Democrat-controlled legislature.

We support teaching hunting safety to our youth.