Why have so many been conned into thinking the NRA’s HB 7029, the “Pop-Tart” bill, is about keeping kids kids? It’s because nobody has read the bill. This bill is a fraud and con job designed to get NRA values into our pre-K school system by preempting current policies. This will destroy our zero-tolerance policies for guns in schools and might encourage kids to bring more toy guns, candy guns — and even real guns — to school. HB 7029 is only one of seven bills that we will testify about during the upcoming legislative session.
Arthur C. Hayhoe, executive director, Florida Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, Wesley Chapel