The principals at Peck Elementary and Martin Luther King Early Childhood Center were happy to start gun safety programs at their schools, but when they found out the National Rifle Association (NRA) developed the lessons they quickly pulled out.

“The principals made a decision they didn’t want to participate in an event that folks could perceive as them taking a position one way or another on the gun control debate or any other debate the NRA is involved in,” Houston ISD spokesman Jason Spencer said.

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