“Officials say a Utah elementary school teacher [not Mrs. Muray] has been rushed to the hospital after a concealed firearm she was carrying accidentally discharged in a school bathroom and shot her in the leg,” foxnews.com reports. It’s a good thing her firearm was such a bad shot, although Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley says the teacher at Westbrook Elementary School (in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville) was “severely injured when the bullet entered and exited her leg.” And it’s a bad thing it “happened” to a Utah teacher at her workplace. The Beehive State . . .
is one of the few states that allows anyone with a permit to carry in school, including teachers. Up until this point no teacher had created a negligent discharge in school in the last decade.
Despite the fact that this incident is a statistical anomaly and no one else was hurt, despite the obvious deterrent effect of having one or more armed Americans protecting children, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will be over this incident like stink on a monkey.
It’s also a shame the press can’t seem to use active sentence construction to place the blame where it belongs: on the teacher. To not do so makes it seem like guns are the problem. They aren’t. Until they are. And then they’re not, again. If you know what I mean. [h/t Frank]