Nearly a year after a 7-year-old child in Maryland was suspended from school for biting a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun, Florida lawmakers are working on legislation that would allow children such freedom of expression.
— Sonni Abatta (@SonniAbatta) February 6, 2014
Maryland’s proposed “Toaster Pastry Gun Freedom Act” seems to have stalled somewhere along the way, but USA Today reports that Florida’s similar Pop-Tart bill, which cleared a state House panel Wednesday, would bar school districts from suspending students for “brandishing a partially consumed pastry or other food item” bitten into the shape of a weapon or “possessing a toy firearm or weapon made of plastic snap-together building blocks.”
Also covered under the bill: children would be allowed to “vocalize an imaginary firearm or weapon” and to draw or possess a picture of a firearm or weapon.
Pop-Tart gun bill clears first hurdle in Fla. http://t.co/dPVbbtRSDr POP TART BILL??? ARE THEY FRIKIN SERIOUS???
— KATSKAN (@TheRaytedex) February 6, 2014
I can't believe they actually have to make a law for this kind of thing. Oughta be common sense. http://t.co/gNan16sQSo
— Adam Kranz (@a_bomb3015) February 6, 2014
We live in a stupid world when laws like this are made…
Pop-Tart school-gun bill clears first hurdle in Florida http://t.co/8b10FEFmO1
— Asahel Nettleton (@yo_rocky) February 6, 2014
A kid got in trouble when he was eating his pop tart and it sort of looked like a gun… I'm done with society✋?
— Maddie J⚓️ (@maddie_jung99) February 6, 2014
— AngieSenseiofSarcasm (@Artist_Angie) February 5, 2014