DAILY ALERT FOR Wednesday, September 30, 2015 DAILY CALLER ‘Invasive’ High School Survey Asks Students How Many Guns Their Families Have, Why They Have Guns In a classroom exercise that has ignited outcry from the public, students at a Texas high school were given a questionnaire asking if their families owned guns, why their families owned guns and how their parents lean politically. FOX NEWS Court ruling makes Minnesota latest state to call BB gun 'firearm' Perhaps if Ralphie had been told his Red Ryder BB gun was legally considered a “firearm” in some states, he wouldn’t have had to be told “you’ll shoot your eye out.”It turns out the spring air action pellet gun so sought after in the holiday classic “A Christmas Story” is considered far more than a toy in the eyes of the law. Case in point: Minnesota, where the Court of Appeals ruled on Monday to uphold the conviction of David Lee Haywood for possession of a “firearm” – in this case a Walther CP99 Compact .177-caliber BB gun. FOX NEWS Districts rediscover teacher discretion, drop ‘zero tolerance’ policies So-called “zero tolerance” is out and grownup discretion is back in at schools around the country, after years of policies that punished children for everything from playing cops and robbers at recess to chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun. WEEKLY TIMES (AUSTRALIA) Australia: Shooters take aim at bureaucrats on gun ban The Weekly Times has found a temporary import ban on “People are elected to make these decisions. Bureaucrats should not be driving this debate,” Shooters and Fishers Party Victorian state MP Daniel Young said. Mr Young has asked a series of questions in Parliament to discover whether the State Government had prior knowledge of then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s dramatic intervention in July to ban importation of the Adler. NEWS LEGAL & LEGISLATION New Jersey's Gun Control Trap "They basically told me I'm one step below a murderer in the eyes of the New Jersey court." So says Mia Higginbotham, who once counted herself among the millions of legal, gun-owning Americans. That is, until one Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent turned her world upside down. FORBES This Revolution In Guns Is Suppressed But Nevertheless Has Expanded To 41 States We think guns are supposed to be loud. Eardrum-damaging loud. Gunpowder-exploding-next-to-your-ear loud. Well, a lot of manufacturers are now showing that guns don’t have to roar, potentially cause hearing loss, and annoy the neighbors. Gun-rights groups have been lobbying state by state to change laws and allow citizens to purchase and use silencers (also known as “suppressors”). They’ve had a lot of beneath-the-national-radar success. People in 41 states can now legally buy silencers (see the American Suppressor Association’s website for all the details on your state). This has set of an innovative race by manufactures to create smaller, better, more practical silencers.