Republican bill would defund schools that ban ‘imaginary’ and ‘pastry’ guns

By David Edwards
Wednesday, July 10, 2013 12:51 EDT
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A Republican congressman from Texas has introduced a bill that would defund schools that ban any type of pastries in the shape of guns, small toy guns and other types of “imaginary” firearms.

In response to reports that students had been punished for wearing an NRA T-shirt and suspended for a gun-shaped pastry, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-TX) has proposed the Student Protection Act to stand up for “harmless expressions of childhood play.”

The act would block all funds for any educational institution that punishes a student for “brandishing a pastry or other food,” possessing a toy gun less than two inches, simulating a gun with the fingers or hand, “vocalizing imaginary firearms or munitions,” drawing a picture of guns or supporting Second Amendment rights on a T-shirt.

Students who build toy guns with Lego blocks or simulate guns with a pencil would also be protected.

Stockman has reportedly given away at least two AR-15 military-style assault rifles to promote his campaign following last year’s slaughter of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

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(h/t: The Hill via Talking Points Memo)

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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