Here are the restrictions it would place on parents:
- Make it a misdemeanor for parents failing to notify school officials if they have weapons in their home when children enroll in school. Parents would also have to notify the school if they bought a weapon.
- Parents found guilty of “negligent storage of weapons” could be fined $1,000 and charged with a misdemeanor. Specifically, the bill states that parents can be charged with a misdemeanor by “recklessly storing or leaving a weapon in a manner that is likely to result in the child accessing the weapon if the child obtains access to the weapon and unlawfully carries it to school, kills or injures another person with it, or commits a crime with it.”
I would be calling everytime I purchase a kitchen Knife, heavy flashlight, spray can of paint/WD40/hair stuff, potting soil/dirt/sand, screws, nails, hammer, purse, bottle of beer, key chain, hair spray, garden hose, screw driver, scarf, wire [barbed or electrical], string, rat poison, rope, axe, yarn, shovel, oven cleaner, basically any and every tool, ect. because each of these things has been used as a weapon [or defense in my case] in the past. Boy, would they be tired of me!
Me: I'd like to report that I just bought a 32 oz frame hammer.
them: That's nice. Why are you telling me this?
Me: Because the law states I have to notify you when I buy a weapon.
them: They meant guns.
Me: but they said weapon.
them: but mam, that's not a weapon.
Me: Sure it is
them: They meant things that kill people.
Me: Plenty of folks have been killed with hammers.
them: They mean guns, or other malicious devices.
Me: Then why did they say weapons?
them: because a gun is a weapon.
Me: So is a hammer
them: They really mean guns
Me: So you are refusing to add my hammer to your list of parents with weapons then?
them: Yes, we will not be adding you to our list
Me: But I want my child to be safe. What about some kid bringing his parents hammer to school?
them: We try to screen the children comming in.
Me: Well what about the knife I bought 2 weeks ago? or the Rat poison for the barn and the fertilizor for my garden, and oh, I forgot, I also have a pressure cooker. You wouldn't want to know whose children has access to these malicious devices, so you can make sure no one brings them to school to harm my child?
them: children are not allowed to bring knives to school
Me: Now we're talkin, put me down for 34 knives, then. I'm also thinking of buying a can of hair spray next week. I'll call you then.