Fish & Game News January 9, 2014 Chester
An Oklahoma State representative introduced a bill this week that would see protections put into place to prevent schools from punishing students who bring with them small toy guns, or objects resembling or depicting guns.
A spate of incidents in the last year in schools across the country has led to children being suspended or expelled for such ludicrous things as biting food into the shape of a gun, or simply using their hands to make a gun gesture.
Representative Sally Kern hopes that her bill HB 2351, dubbed as the “Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act” will prevent such incidents from taking place in her State.
Specific actions protected under the legislation include:
1. Brandishing a pastry or other food which is partially consumed in such a way that the remnant resembles a weapon.
2. Possession of a toy weapon which is five (5) inches or less.
3. Possession of a toy weapon made of plastic or wood snap-together building blocks.
4. Using a finger or hand to simulate a weapon.
5. Vocalizing imaginary firearms or munitions.
6. Wearing articles of clothing or accessories that support or advance Second Amendment rights or organizations
Source: Info Wars