Nevada Legislature: ‘Pop-Tart gun’ bill sponsored by GOP

Nevada Assembly Republicans plan to introduce a bill that would bar schools from punishing students who play with toy firearms.

Assemblyman Jim Wheeler is sponsoring the AB121, which would forbid schools from punishing students that play with toy guns or pretend to use a firearm. The bill was scheduled to be heard in the Assembly Education Committee on Monday but postponed due to another hearing.

The bill also extends protections to students who wear clothing with images of firearms, use hand gestures to imitate a gun or brandish partially-eaten pastries in the shape of a weapon.

States including Florida and Texas have passed similar legislation after a highly-publicized 2013 incident in which a Maryland second-grader was suspended over a half-eaten Pop-Tart chewed into the shape of a gun.


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