7-Year-Old Kid Given Lifetime NRA Membership After Suspension For Carrying Pop Tart Gun

This is like an episode of Brass Eye or something.

This went down in 2013 but it’s trending again today for some reason and it’s so absolutely ridiculous I can’t believe more people haven’t heard about it. It’s one of the dumbest stories I think I’ve ever written up on the site and a part of me still can’t quite believe it’s actually true, but the television footage seems to confirm that it is.

A 7 year old kid called Josh Welch from Baltimore was suspended from school after he shaped a pop tart into a gun (image above) and they took exception to it. Josh had the following to say about it:

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Everyone keeps asking me why I did it.

I don’t know why I did it … I wish people would stop asking me about it. It’ll probably go on for 45 years or something.

All I was trying to do was turn it into a mountain but, it didn’t look like a mountain really and it turned out to be a gun [kind of].


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Josh was suspended for two days because of this misdemeanour, which is already stupid enough to make a story but it gets even dumber when the National Rifle Association decided to get involved. Upon hearing about Josh’s treatment, they immediately decided that he qualified for a lifetime membership. Obviously that’s a completely normal reaction to a boy shaping a pop tart into a gun and being suspended from school AKA the worst example of propaganda in history.

Josh was presented with a $550 lifetime membership to the NRA by state House Minority Leader Nicholaus Kipke, R-Pasadena, during a midweek fundraiser for Anne Arundel County Republicans. Once he received the certificate he gave it to his parents and then went back to playing a video game on his mobile phone, probably wishing that everyone would shut up about it.

To prove that this actually happened you can watch a news report about it below, which literally sounds like it should have been on Brass Eye or South Park:

That’s just too much to take. I literally can’t believe that happened, any of it. Why did the school suspend him for that? What does the NRA hope it can achieve by giving this little kid a lifetime membership except looking like complete dickheads? Really really puzzling.

It’s almost as dumb as the fact they actually have a National Gun Appreciation Day over there. Let’s hope that Josh isn’t attending that celebration anytime soon.


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