Explore The NRA Universe Of Websites

APPEARS IN Legal & Legislation

Urgent Florida Alert! Zero Tolerance Shouldn't Mean Zero Common Sense

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

DATE:   February 4, 2014
TO:        USF & NRA Member and Friends
FROM:  Marion P. Hammer
              USF Executive Director
              NRA Past President

Tomorrow, Wednesday, February 5, the House Education K-12 Subcommittee will hear a proposed committee bill, PCB KTS 14-02, on Zero Tolerance.  If the committee approves the proposal, it will be introduced as a formal bill and assigned a bill number.

This is a MUST PASS BILL.  Click here to read the proposed bill. 

Your help is urgently needed to get this bill passed by this Subcommittee!!!

PCB KTS 14-02 will stop some of the unbelievable actions by school administrators against children who behave like children and point fingers at each other pretending to shoot guns etc.  Please read the BACKGROUND information listed below and you'll know why this bill is so important.

Please E-MAIL Committee members and ask them to SUPPORT PCB KTS 14-02

IN THE SUBJECT LINE PUT:  SUPPORT PCB KTS 14-02 -- Student Conduct

(To send your message to all just Block and Copy All email addresses into the "Send To" box)

janet.adkins@myfloridahouse.gov,
Manny.Diaz@myfloridahouse.gov,
gwyn.clarke-reed@myfloridahouse.gov,
dennis.baxley@myfloridahouse.gov,
Randolph.Bracy@myfloridahouse.gov,
Karen.CastorDentel@myfloridahouse.gov,
Dane.Eagle@myfloridahouse.gov,
Dave.Hood@myfloridahouse.gov,
elizabeth.porter@myfloridahouse.gov,
Jake.Raburn@myfloridahouse.gov,
ronald.renuart@myfloridahouse.gov,
Richard.Stark@myfloridahouse.gov,
Carl.Zimmerman@myfloridahouse.gov

Committee members need to hear from you.   Some school administrators apparently lack common sense and the capacity to make rational judgments so it's up to the legislature to stop the insane abuse of children.

BACKGROUND:

This is the kind of conduct by school administrators
this bill is intended to stop!

When Zero Tolerance and Zero Common Sense Collide


A 7-year-old boy was suspended from school for pointing a pencil and going POW-POW;

A boy and two friends were suspended from school for 3 months for playing with a fake gun in his own yard, because a school bus stop was 70 yards away

A 14-year-old wore an NRA t-shirt with a hunting rifle on it to school. The shirt didn't violate the school's dress code, but a screaming teacher demanded that he turn the shirt inside out.  The boy was then removed from class, suspended, arrested, and faced a year in jail for "obstructing an officer" because he wouldn't stop protesting his innocence while he was being hauled away.

An 11-year-old boy was discussing the Sandy Hook massacre with friends on the school bus when he said that he wished he had a gun to stop the bad guys.  He was suspended from school for 10 days and his father received a visit from police who wanted to search their house without a warrant.

A high school freshman was suspended for having a picture of a gun as the background screen on his computer.

A 10-year-old was arrested by police for showing a toy gun with an orange tip to a friend on his school bus.  Video footage from the school bus cameras revealed that he never pointed it at anybody, never made any threatening gestures, and no one looked frightened or concerned yet he was arrested, given his Miranda rights, charged with brandishing a weapon, fingerprinted and photographed.  He was suspended for 10 days with a recommendation for expulsion and assigned a probation officer.

A group of students got permission from their teacher to bring NERF guns to school as part of a science experiment.  Afterwards, the school suspended all of the children who brought toy guns to school and all the children who were present during the experiment, while the teacher was NOT punished.

An 8-year-old boy is suspended from school for using his finger as an imaginary gun.

A 16-year-old High School student, on a school bus, wrestled a loaded revolver away from a teen threatening to shoot another student.  His heroism was rewarded with suspension from school for being part of an "incident" where a weapon was present.

A 7-year-old boy is suspended from school for chewing his strawberry filled pop tart into the shape of a gun.

A 7-year-old boy is suspended from school for drawing a stick figure holding a gun;

A 5-year-old little girl was  talking to classmates about playing with her "Hello Kitty" bubble gun - which blows soapy bubbles.  They were laughing and talking about taking turns shooting each other with bubbles. The school accused her of making a "terrorist threat," suspended her from school for 10 days, told her parents the police might need to be involved, and demanded that she get a psychological evaluation.  Clearly, somebody needed a psychological evaluation but it wasn't the 5-year-old.

Two 7-year-old classmates who were playing soldiers, pointed pencils at each other and made shooting noises.  Both were suspended.  A school spokeswoman said, "We consider it intimidating and threatening."  "Pointing a finger in a threatening manner and drawing a picture of a gun also are forbidden," she said.

A 6-year-old was suspended for taking a camping utensil that can serve as a knife, fork and spoon to school.  He was so excited about joining the Cub Scouts that he wanted to use it to eat lunch.

A third-grade girl was expelled for a year because her grandmother had sent a birthday cake to school, along with a knife to cut it.  The teacher called the principal — but not until AFTER she used the knife to cut and serve the cake.

And are you ready for this?

A 3-year-old DEAF child's sign language for his name is a sign shaped like a gun.  His name is Hunter and he has been using the sign for his name since he was 6 months old.  His pre-school administrator asked his parents to change the sign for the child's name because it violates their weapons policy.

It's Time to Stop this Insanity


Please e-mail Committee Members today -- It is URGENT they hear from you.

IN THIS ARTICLE
Florida school safety
TRENDING NOW
Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Illinois: House Committee Passes Bill to Close Local Gun Dealers

The House Judiciary Committee passed Senate Bill 1657 by a 7-6 vote.

Washington: NRA Files Amicus Brief in Challenge to Kitsap County Anti-Gun Ordinance

Monday, May 22, 2017

Washington: NRA Files Amicus Brief in Challenge to Kitsap County Anti-Gun Ordinance

Last week, attorneys on behalf of the NRA filed an amicus brief in Kitsap County v. Kitsap Rifle and Revolver Club (Kitsap II), the case which challenges Kitsap County’s firearm discharge ban and range licensing scheme.  Kitsap Rifle and ...

Maryland: Governor Hogan Signs Apprentice Hunting Legislation into Law

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Maryland: Governor Hogan Signs Apprentice Hunting Legislation into Law

Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed House Bill 1427 into law.

From My Cold Wet Hands: Humorless Scold Targets Squirt Guns

News  

Friday, May 19, 2017

From My Cold Wet Hands: Humorless Scold Targets Squirt Guns

We have yet to reach Memorial Day, but the fun police have already set their sights on at least one cherished summer childhood activity. In an article for Pupsugar.com, titled, “Why Kids Should Never Play ...

Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

Second Amendment  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Court's Commonsense Conclusion: "There Was a Gun" Isn't Enough to Justify Issuing a Restraining Order

The Supreme Court of North Dakota confirmed this week that simply possessing a handgun while on one’s own private property cannot support a finding of "disorderly conduct" under the state’s disorderly conduct restraining order law. ...

Kansas: Senate Committee Passes Gun Free Zone Legislation, Again

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kansas: Senate Committee Passes Gun Free Zone Legislation, Again

Last week, the Senate Committee of the Whole referred an amended version of House Bill 2278 back to the Senate Ways and Means Committee.

California: AB 424 Passes Assembly - Appropriations Committees to Consider Suspense Items

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

California: AB 424 Passes Assembly - Appropriations Committees to Consider Suspense Items

Friday, May 26th is the deadline for the fiscal committees to pass bills to the floor from the chamber of origin.  On Thursday, May 25, the Senate AppropriationsCommittee is scheduled to consider Senate Bill 464 and Senate Bill 497. ...

California: Draft "Assault Weapon" Regulation Language Now Available

Thursday, May 18, 2017

California: Draft "Assault Weapon" Regulation Language Now Available

Today, May 18, a draft copy of the "Assault Weapon" regulations has been made available

Federal Lawsuit Challenging California’s Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines Filed

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Federal Lawsuit Challenging California’s Ban on Standard Capacity Magazines Filed

Today, May 18, the National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA) announced it is supporting, along with the California Rifle and Pistol Association (CRPA), an important Second Amendment lawsuit challenging California’s ban on the possession ...

Bloomberg's Everytown Creates "Authors Council" to Push Anti-Gun Propaganda

News  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Bloomberg's Everytown Creates "Authors Council" to Push Anti-Gun Propaganda

As if the country’s media weren’t already sufficiently co-opted by anti-gun advocates, this week, Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety announced an effort to pervert an additional facet of American entertainment. The billionaire bank-rolled interest group has ...

MORE TRENDING +
LESS TRENDING -
NRA ILA

Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.