Ready, aim, fire. A new statewide program in Missouri has introduced an after-school lesson on gun safety for public school students.

According to local ABC news affiliate KSPR, the special program brings students of various ages to the Missouri Department of Conservation gun range where they spend several hours discussing gun safety, learning how to properly handle weapons and even practicing on the range.

Mike Brooks, a supervisor at the range, believes that educating children early on can curb their curiosity and decrease the chances of them misusing firearms.