In today’s ‘Not the Onion’ file, the Tennessee House of Representatives passed a bill on Monday that would ban squirt guns from within 150 feet of a school or park.
That sort of makes sense, right? Squirt guns can be a nuisance on school grounds. The kicker, though, is that real guns – you know, the kind that actually kill children and adults – are just fine.
Squirt guns aren’t the only items being banned by the bill. It also bans explosives and disabled firearms. Lawmakers, who apparently never passed physics, made sure to be clear to say that working guns were not considered “explosive weapons.”
There is one tiny caveat. If a gun owner doesn’t have a permit, he or she will need to stay 1,000 feet from a school.
Not surprisingly, the bill was being pushed to take effect early, before the National Rifle Association’s annual conference in Nashville later in April. The governor is expected to sign it in time for the conference.
Here’s the video: