An 8-year-old Maryland boy who was suspended from school for nibbling a pastry snack into the shape of a gun has been given a junior membership in the National Rifle Association.
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The boy’s lawyer, Robin Ficker, said he is appealing the two-day school suspension that started on March 1 when Welch ate away part of his Pop-Tart during class snack time so that it resembled a gun shape.

In the appeal, Ficker included pictures of the U.S. states of Idaho and Florida because “they look more like guns than Josh’s Pop-Tart.”



  1. Greg Allen says:

    Damn the “zero tolernace” movement.

    We libs warned you this would happen.

  2. noname says:

    Who should have thunk it; conservative minded educators could be so completely ignorant!

  3. sargasso_c says:

    Nibbling my gun into the shape of a pop-tart.

  4. Mextli says:

    He only had a problem because he didn’t have an Universal Background Check.

  5. ± says:

    I’m all for guns of all sorts for everyone who shows they are competent enuff to carry one, but the NRA is morally bankrupt. It is the second most evil lobby after the first most evil, the NEA. I hope that kid is smart enuff to someday to make a big deal out of disavowing this membership cynically thrust upon him.

    • LibertyLover says:

      Why do you consider them evil?

      This is an organization whose sole purpose is to defend your 2nd Amendment Right.

      I’m all for guns of all sorts for everyone who shows they are competent enuff to carry one

      I guess you hate the U.S. Constitution, too.

      What part of “shall not be infringed” is confusing to you?

      • Jake the Anti-Baptist says:

        That s not their sole purpose. Review, please, Mr. La Piere’s insistence on universal background checks, or capitulation on numerous other issues. Whatever the organization leadership supports, it’s not what the membership is snowballed into believing.

        Your tribe doesn’t give two shits about you.

        • LibertyLover says:

          That s not their sole purpose

          From their website:

          While widely recognized today as a major political force and as America’s foremost defender of Second Amendment rights,[…]As former Clinton spokesman George Stephanopoulos said, “Let me make one small vote for the NRA. They’re good citizens. They call their congressmen. They write. They vote. They contribute. And they get what they want over time.”

          While they may support many other activities, those activities wouldn’t be possible without a strong defense against the encroachment of our Right to arm ourselves.

          Re:Background checks

          http://nraila.org/news-issues/news-from-nra-ila/statement-from-chris-w-cox-nra-ila-executive-director-regarding-inaccurate-nbc-story-alleging-that-nra-wont-oppose-background-check-bill.aspx

          capitulation on numerous other issues

          Examples, please?

          Your tribe doesn’t give two shits about you.

          Explain, please. I’m not sure what you meant by that.

          • MikeN says:

            What he’s saying is that the NRA is a bunch of quislings who will trade away gun rights in a jiffy. They did not support the DC vs Heller lawsuit, though that was tactical. They are quick to call for compromise gun legislation. Gun Owners of America doesn’t fold. NRA is currently operating from a position of strength, but if some more anti-gun folks are elected, they will again fold.

  6. WmDE says:

    If it was an assault Pop-Tart the kid deserved it.

    Maybe it was the letter LLLLLLLLLLLLL. Sorry my keyboard slipped into full automatic.

  7. rabid monkey says:

    Really? Have I stepped foot into a time machine? This story was news like 2 months ago. Don’t get me wrong though. It is so outrageous that it deserves a second look into. Let us not forget how our public school systems have turned all “gestapo-like.” If I ever have kids I swear to Allah that they will be home-schooled. Non-sequiter: How about a story concerning patent reform? Software patents have largely become illegitimate constructs of societal benefit. In other words, they do not promote continuing development of new ideas. The truth is quite the contrary. Patents were born of an age replete with actual machines. Mechanisms of which a person could touch, see, and get hurt if he/she were to accidentally get a tie or a dress caught within the gears of. Our digital age has turned so much of society upside-down that it is not surprising that many of our traditional, sacrosanct ways of life are being challenged. This is a dynamic age of turmoil and change. I am happy to have been born during such a dynamically changing gestalt of human evolution.

    • rabid monkey says:

      Richard Stallman is not only a crazy guy, but a true revolutionary akin to Nikola Tesla himself. Our society and technology advances not in a steady rhythm, but through great insights that manifest by leaps and bounds; with a healthy dose of “standing on the shoulders of intellectual giants.” Never-mind, a poet I am not. SIGH!

  8. Mr Diesel says:

    This kind of idiotic crap is tolerated by pussies on both sides of the moron coin. Dems and Reps.

    Next up. Drawing pictures of soda (pop) bottles because they look like bombs. Namby pamby pussies that disgust me.

  9. Guyver says:

    Liberals are so hypersensitive about things that common sense flies out the window.

    • Dallas says:

      You clearly aren’t seeing the Conservative slipperly slope argument.

      If we let little Daniel carve a gun out of a poptart, tomorrow he’ll make a bomb from the school’s 3D printer. In addition, he will end up marrying a dog for some unknown reason.

  10. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    The only protection from a bad guy with a pop-tart is a good guy with a bag of twizzlers.

  11. mojo says:

    Apparently a full frontal lobotomy is now a requirement for school administrators.

  12. Belligerent one says:

    This is old news to us in the DC area. The real crime is that he was given the Pop Tart as part of his government financed breakfast. It’s more gun running from the fed and an awful nutrition choice.

  13. Dallas says:

    Hope the little fucking terrorist learned his lesson. We need a zero tolerance policy.

  14. super77 says:

    Idiotic reaction from both the school and NRA.

  15. orchidcup says:

    My pop tart looks exactly like a M1 Abrams tank.

  16. jpfitz says:

    http://huffpost.com/us/entry/3328113

    More pop tart trouble.


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