Text: H.R.2625 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/08/2013)

1st Session
H. R. 2625

To protect the rights of children.


July 8, 2013

Mr. Stockman introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Education and the Workforce


To protect the rights of children.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Student Protection Act”.

SEC. 2. Congressional findings.

Congress finds:

(1) So-called “zero-tolerance” weapons policies in federally funded schools are being used to outlaw harmless expressions of childhood play.

(2) So-called “zero-tolerance” weapons policies in federally funded schools are being used to teach children to be afraid of inanimate objects that are shaped like guns.

(3) A school in Grand Island, Nebraska, this year demanded a three-year-old deaf boy in preschool change his name because its sign language expression resembles a gun.

(4) A seven-year-old Colorado boy was suspended for throwing an imaginary hand grenade.

(5) In Talbot County, Maryland, two six-year-old boys were suspended this year for shaping their fingers in the shape of guns while playing “cops and robbers” during recess.

(6) A 14-year-old in Kentucky was not only suspended from school this year for wearing an NRA T-shirt that said, “protect your right”, but the principal called police to have him arrested.

(7) A six-year-old Palmer, Massachusetts, kindergartner who brought a plastic G.I. Joe Lego toy gun on a school bus was given detention and ordered to write a letter of apology to the bus driver and fellow student passengers.

(8) This government-sanctioned political correctness is traumatizing children and spreading irrational fear.

SEC. 3. Declaration of policy.

(a) No funds appropriated pursuant to any provisions of law may be used for any educational institution which punishes a student as a result of any of the following actions by the student:

(1) brandishing a pastry or other food which is partially consumed in such a way that the remnant resembles a gun;

(2) possession of a toy gun which is two inches or less;

(3) possession of a toy gun made of plastic snap together building blocks;

(4) using a finger or hand to simulate a gun;

(5) vocalizing imaginary firearms or munitions;

(6) wearing a T-shirt that supports Second Amendment rights;

(7) drawing a picture of, or possessing an image of, a firearm; or

(8) using a pencil, pen or other writing utensil to simulate a firearm.

(b) Effective date.—The provisions of this Act shall take effect on the date of enactment of the Act.

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