In 2013, a seven year old student was suspended from school for chewing a pop-tart in the vague shape of a gun. The story struck a nerve, and made national news. Glen Harlan Reynolds, in a USA Today article, noted that students were suspended for even more ridiculous "offenses". From usatoday.com:
Meanwhile, a 5-year-old girl was charged with "terroristic threats" for talking about her pink toy gun that shoots . . . bubbles. The school suspended her for 10 days and required a psychological evaluation.These insane results are understandable when you consider that the policies they are based on are aimed at indoctrinating children that "guns are bad" instead of being concerned with safety.
And in Maryland, boys were suspended for playing cops and robbers and using their fingers as imaginary guns. Who is frightened by this sort of thing? People who can't distinguish between fantasy and reality.
Nevada legislators had enough of such policies, and passed a law to prevent similar actions in their state. On June 5th, 2015, Governor Sandoval signed the bill, AB 121, into law.
Full list of the bills signed into law today:
|AB 8||AB 51||AB 121||AB 138|
|AB 178||AB 191||AB 206||AB 234|
|AB 328||AB 451||AB 477||SB 25|
|SB 56||SB 128||SB 137||SB 195|
|SB 250||SB 324||SB 330||SB 374|
|SB 414||SB 420||SB 422||SB 428|
|SB 488||SB 489||SB 498|
Here is the summation of the law at the legislature web site. From leg.state.nv.us:
Legislative Counsel’s Digest:When the legislature feels compelled to protect the children of its state from being punished for depictions supporting the second amendment, it shows that the disarmists are losing. But such laws are merely a band aid approach. Educators undermine the Constitution by such actions. Those that do so should not be entrusted with the education of our children.
Definition of disarmist
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