Learning to Legislate


University of Pennsylvania law professor Eric Feldman met with TPS middle schoolers on Thursday in the “Let’s Legislate” elective today to advise them as they plan to work on legislation relating to the sale of realistic-looking toy guns in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Students compared existing legislation on toy guns in three states and learned about two proposed bills currently under consideration in Harrisburg.


On Friday the students had a lunch meeting with State Representative Brian Sims, who answered their questions and recommended how they might want to go forward with their legislative work. Next week students will contact State Rep Cruz, the author of one of the proposed bills, and ask him to set up a meeting with the State Rep Kirkland, who wrote the second bill. The plan is for the students to the two state reps in Harrisburg and share their recommendations.