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Oklahoma children who chew their food into gun shapes are safe thanks to new bill

"Brandishing a pastry or other food which is partially consumed in such a way that the remnant resembles a weapon," would be protected under the law, if passed.
By Evan Bleier   |   Jan. 9, 2014 at 9:13 AM   |   Comments

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Jan. 9 (UPI) -- An Oklahoma politician apparently felt that hype about the dangers of guns in schools had gone too far and decided to do something about it.

Under the Common Sense Zero Tolerance Act introduced by Rep. Sally Kern, schoolchildren in the state would no longer face punishment if they chew their frosted or fruit-filled breakfast pastries into the shape of guns.

Kern was inspired after hearing about a Maryland boy who was suspended for chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun.

According to the bill, "Brandishing a pastry or other food which is partially consumed in such a way that the remnant resembles a weapon," would be protected.

The bill, which was introduced Tuesday, would go into effect on July 1 if passed.

In addition to the pastry provision, Kern's bill would also make it safe for students to possess small toy weapons or use pencils, pens, fingers or their hands to simulate a weapon.

Students also couldn't be punished for wearing clothes that “support or advance Second Amendment rights or organizations.”

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