“If there’s no real intent, there’s no real threat, no real weapon, no real harm is occurring or going to occur, why in the world are we in a sense abusing our children like this.”
Under Kern’s bill, students couldn’t be punished for possessing small toy weapons or using writing utensils, fingers or their hands to simulate a weapon. Students also couldn’t be punished for drawing pictures of weapons or wearing clothes that “support or advance Second Amendment rights or organizations.”
News9.com reported that Kern’s proposal was met with immediate opposition from the Oklahoma Education Association. “The proposed legislation removes local control from teachers, counselors, administrators and local school boards. Educators are degreed professionals, trained and experienced in dealing with children,” Linda Hampton, president of the Oklahoma Education Association, told the station.
Fuck you. You’re a bunch of petty control freaks who do far more damage to kids than good. What you are trained and experienced in is, as this legislator accurately puts it, “abusing our children.”
If you want to abuse kids like this, thank God somebody is proposing to remove local control from you.