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By Ted Cruz
Israel saves its enemies; Hamas endangers its friends
Topic - J.B. Jennings
School administrators around the country are keeping a closer eye on warning signs for gun violence after last year's mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., but one Maryland lawmaker says the vigilance too often is crossing into the realm of anti-gun hysteria.
Young children have been suspended recently from the nation's public schools for brandishing a toy bubble-blowing gun, for pointing their fingers in a gunlike matter or for mentioning a toy Nerf gun in casual conversation. The latest uber-caution can be found in Baltimore, where a second-grader was suspended after his teacher determined that he nibbled a strawberry Pop-Tart into a gun shape.
A Maryland state Senate committee will hear testimony Thursday on a bill that would require random drug testing for state residents receiving food stamps or government cash assistance.
"It's a program that is there to help those in need for the short term," he said. "The problem is that people tend to make it a lifestyle."
Mr. Jennings said he would be open to such exceptions for people enrolled in treatment.