Public schools

GOP Bill Would Defund Schools Who Ban Kids Playing with Pretend Guns

The "Cowboys and Indians" protection act


Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) introduced legislation this week to block federal funding for schools that enforce rules that punish students for playing with imaginary weapons.

The Student Protection Act, H.R. 2625, is a reaction to what Stockman says is the zero tolerance policy at some schools that has led to several suspensions of very young children who engage in these activities, including cases where students pretended their thumb and index finger is a gun.

(Hat tip to Reason Hit & Run commenter Rich)