I’m a Mom Too and Yes, Guns Belong in Schools

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Kat Ainsworth Stevens with Glock
I’m a mom. I’m also a gun owner, and my kids know how to shoot. (Photo credit: Kat Ainsworth Stevens)

The bodies of the dead were not yet cold in the wake of an active killer spree at a Nashville, Tennessee, Christian school when it happened. Law enforcement had given brief statements, doling out dribs and drabs of information, and a spectator decided to get involved. She was an unidentified woman who claimed she was, coincidentally, in the area vacationing with her school-age children (spring break is over, but whatever).

Later identified as Ashbey Beasley, the woman gave this speech to the assembled cameras:

Aren’t you guys tired of covering this? Aren’t you guys tired of being here and covering all these mass shootings? I am on vacation with my son visiting my sister-in-law. I have been lobbying in D.C. since we survived a mass shooting in July. I have visited with 130 lawmakers…these mass shootings will continue to happen until our lawmakers step up and pass gun safety legislation.

Lights. Camera. Gun control.

It was another push to restrict gun rights, and it was made before the blood of the murdered had even dried. Was that tacky? Classless? Taking advantage of dead bodies to further an anti-Second Amendment agenda?

Ethan shooting an AR-15
The author’s 9 year old, Ethan, adjusting a scope before moving on to live fire. (Photo credit: Kat Ainsworth Stevens)

It was all of those things, and speaking as a mother, I’m here to say yes, Ms. Beasley, we are tired of it. We’re tired of mental illness, psychosis, and evil being ignored and sometimes promoted in favor of demonizing an inanimate object.

Beau NRAAM 2022
The author’s son, Beau, walking the stage for a concealed carry fashion show at NRAAM 2022. (Photo credit: Mike Branson)

I’m a mom, too. In fact, the ages of my kids run the gamut from a college student to a boisterous boy who turns two on April Fool’s Day. I’ve been through lockdowns, guns being spotted on campus, possible active killers on school grounds, and a boy in college who felt it was appropriate to draw and gesture with a knife during class (the school, by the way, did nothing, but that’s a story for another day).

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A cheerleader with her favorite AR? Why not? The author’s daughter started hunting and shooting at an early age. (Photo credit: Kat Ainsworth Stevens)

Here’s my hot take on the current state of affairs: guns belong in schools. In our small Texas town, teachers, the principal, and other staff members legally carry. It isn’t because we’re the Lone Star State so much as it is our specific community made this choice.

As a matter of fact, when we lived in the now mega-restrictive Washington State, my daughter had a grade school teacher who carried, and I don’t think anyone ever noticed besides me. Normalcy bias is real. People see what they expect to see. He was my favorite teacher through her entire grade school career. Who wouldn’t love a teacher who was prepared to defend their kid’s life?

What are the odds a deranged, misguided youth is going to shoot his way into an educational institution where it’s known the staff carries? What are the odds of a massacre when teachers, office staff, and even the janitor are willing to shoot back?

A Nashville police spokesman has this to say yesterday when asked if The Covenant School was the only school that was targeted . . .

It was the only school that was targeted. There was another location that was mentioned, but because of a threat assessment by the suspect, too much security, they decided not to. 

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My kids know gun safety and are encouraged to fight back, not cower in fear. (Photo credit: Kat Ainsworth Stevens)

We are all horrified by the events in Nashville at The Covenant School. It’s hard to wrap our minds around suddenly losing a child to a derranged killer. Or at least it’s hard for most people. For some of us, the reality of violence is a bit closer to home.

Many women, such as those involved with Moms Demand Action, or Ms. Beasley who just happened to stumble into a live press conference while she was in town, feel the solution is strict gun control. Strip the guns from existence, they scream.

The fact that schools are already, by and large, gun free-zones means nothing to them. It only means we haven’t taken gun-free zones far enough yet. We need to make them nationwide! Let’s no-knock gun owners and take their firearms by force! (Admit it, you can hear them saying exactly that.)

Moms don’t have the luxury of irrational behavior when it comes to their kids’ safety. I’d do just about anything to ensure the safety of mine, whether you’re talking about the one that’s technically grown or the little dude who has proudly “helped” take more than a dozen deer and even more feral hogs in his short life. He’s even supervised the building of ARs and cleaning who knows how many guns.

That desire for their safety doesn’t mean pushing for gun control or fighting to make the entire country “gun-free.” It means raising kids who fight. Kids who are smart. Kids who know guns. Kids who understand that sometimes you brace yourself and do battle like you’re the third zebra trying to get onto Noah’s Ark and it’s started to rain.

kat with an AR-15
Part of being a responsible gun owner and a dedicated mother is being safe, smart, and an excellent shot. (Photo credit: Kat Ainsworth Stevens)

Guns belong in schools, and schools should advertise that fact. If it were a reality that defensive gun use was expected in schools rather than frowned upon, advertising wouldn’t be so necessary. But considering the gun-free zones that double as free-fire zones for deranged killers, a bit of signage seems like a good idea. Or not. What is it they preached to our kids in preschool? You get what you get, and you don’t get upset. That goes double for spree killers.

Taking this a step further, here’s a little detail for you: I was a private school kid. The school I attended was larger than The Covenant School, but it was also religious. I wasn’t raised around guns. Not even kind of. Instead, I was raised to turn the other cheek (translation in my childhood and early adulthood: get your ass handed to you and take your lumps). I don’t pretend to know the dogma or practices taught at the Nashville school, but by and large I’m quite familiar with the environment.

Unpopular opinion: turning the other cheek is all well and good until your child is lying dead on the floor.

kat stevens with AR
Do moms demand some sort of gun-related action? The author does, but it isn’t a ban, it’s the end of gun free zones. (Photo credit: Mike Branson)

Armed, trained school staff would be fantastic. College kids being allowed to possess firearms on campus nationwide would be amazing. The abolition of “gun free-zones” in general would be stellar. Because, you see, when you say it’s for the children, it should be about keeping them alive, not condemning them to spend their days as soft targets waiting for evil to arrive.

I don’t care if you’re gay, straight, or polka-dotted with pink stripes. Gun rights are human rights. If just one teacher or janitor had been carrying a gun in Nashville, the body count likely would be lower or maybe even nonexistent (a dead would be spree shooter doesn’t count).

Kids deserve to be safe, and whether you like it or not, that means…guns. Guns in schools. In private schools, public schools, and that weird school down the street you think is probably run by a bunch of hippies.

beau at nraam
Yes, I’m a mom. Don’t you dare tell me this little boy would be better off without guns for self-defense. (Photo credit: Kat Ainsworth Stevens)

I refuse to apologize for my pro-Second Amendment stance. I won’t back down from the belief that schools should not and cannot be “gun-free zones.” In fact, a school staff that’s known for carrying guns just happens to be a prerequisite for my son Beau’s future educational institution. Expect me to trust you to educate my child? Well then, I expect you to be armed and properly trained, too.

Our hearts go out to the families suffering this unspeakable agony. I would never seek to minimize the pain of he loss of a child. As someone who has been there, I empathize. But please, don’t take your hurt out on inanimate objects or those who choose to use them.

The very guns that are vilified by people like Ms. Beasley and the women of Moms Demand Action are the guns that guard your banks, patrol your streets, and protect your politicians. Why are our children deemed to be of less worth than an ancient Senator in D.C.?

Is “gun violence” epidemic? Not really, if you look at the numbers, but evil is. The age of entitlement and weapons-grade meltdowns is upon us. Please see that you do your part to curb it by getting trained, staying trained, and keeping your EDC gun on your person. My kids will thank you, and so will I.

So I say, bring it. I want all the guns in schools. Make schools a killer’s most feared target. You say you do it for the children, but your anti-gun agenda says differently. Gun control will quite literally be the death of our kids. And that, my friends, is the truth no matter how much it may hurt.

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    • FL has been doing just that since Parkland… Trained ex-military and retired cops mostly… Most schools have opted in, some have not… Be interesting to see where the next attack occurs in FL… All schools have an armed resource officer, but we see how that worked out in Parkland and for that matter Uvalde TX as well… Any Police Chief, County Sheriff or School Administration that has a standing order for the cops to “wait” for authorization to engage an active shooter should be immediately removed and replaced with someone who will take the leash off immediately and if the concern is that the cops are not smart enough to proceed without supervision either “train” them to think for themselves or get smarter cops…
      Rules of engagement should be done BEFORE they are needed, and the ONLY rule should be “STOP” the shooter quickly by whatever means necessary…

      • The officers in Nashville have done a training video, so to speak. All police departments in the Nation should study this. Well done Nashville MAPD. Outstanding!!

      • heard a lot of “push..push..go..go” from that group…nobody seemed to be looking around for somebody in charge…

    • Every community in America has people like me in it. Retired. A vet with experience more than willing to volunteer to provide myself and my weapons to defend our local schools. And there are more like me out there.

      Would joe biden and the fascist left put us to work? Hell no, They need dead kids to push their agenda.

  1. The woman has her head on straight. I would be happy if every teacher in America were armed, along with the principal, the secretary, the janitor(s), and maybe even the teacher’s assistants. In Nashville, the freak started things off by shooting out the glass doors. At that point in time, half of the school’s staff should have been running to the sound of gunfire, locked and loaded.

    Think about this: if a teacher can’t qualify to carry a firearm, then WTF is he/she qualified to teach your children? A decent teacher should be qualified to do anything they find necessary to do in life, including defending his/her charges.

      • Yeah, get rid of the “aesthetically pleasing” glass doors or put an armed guard behind a steel desk at each one of them…

        • The morons designing schools are still putting silly damn flat roofs on schools. Think security doors would occur to them? Too many architects (stylists) too few engineers designing buildings. Fluff/form over function.

    • “…the freak started things off by shooting out the glass doors. At that point in time, half of the school’s staff should have been running to the sound of gunfire, locked and loaded.”

      Exactly my thought as I watched the video. Those tasked with EDC should have started running toward that hallway to harden the entrance for the shooter, as the other school staff locked down or otherwise took their own actions to defensively protect the lives of those children and staff.

      The 14-minute response time (from the first call to LE to arrival on scene) was reasonably short, but the internal response time could have potentially been one single minute.

      • think 14 minutes was the duration…they were on scene and engaged much sooner than that….

      • Police response was fairly quick if you think about it.
        The Nashville administration’s police applicant and hiring process is different than that of Uvalde, TX or Parkland, FL. Gee, I wonder what that difference might be ….

  2. Turning the other cheek is all well and good if it’s your own cheek.

    If you accept responsibility for someone else’s safety, and then expose the innocent to danger for the sake of being “nice” to a criminal, you should be drawn and quartered.

  3. FASTER Saves Lives is a programme that was developed in Ohio in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre.. remember that one started off when the perp used a stolen AR pattern rifle to shoot his way through the main entry door of Sandy Hook School. At that point he owned the school because he was the ONLY one there with a gun.WHAT IF that killer, having breached the permieter of the building, and then walked along that main entry corridor up to the school’s office desk, and been met with the two female staff on duty there… who had been trained via the FASTER programme, had been ready for him.. nine mm handguns drawn and traied upin his head as he approached, and dropped him in his tracks?
    FASTER was implemented across Ohio over the next coupleof years.. any adult staff emloyed by ay school in the state could volunetter, take the week ling VERY intensive training and be certified to carry at will whenever they were n duty at their schools. They broiught their iwn handguns the ines they alread had bought and usrd fr their iwn defense
    Tltal cost to txpayers in Ohio? ZEEEEEROE. ALL costs were covered by volunteers donated facilities, ammunition, targets, testing, the entire programme cost taxpayers NOTHING.And in the couple thousand schools where this programme has been implemented anyone care to guess how many incidents involving any use of firearms have been logged across the entire state since this came into use? NONE. Not ine. Nope. Not even a live round found in the school parking lot.
    And as mantoned the cost to taxpayers in total is nothing.

    The folks who put this programme together are eager to share their system and even s\assist in training implementing etc for any district or state in the nation. For no cost.

  4. I’ve looked at arming the teachers from various angles, and no matter how I look at it, I think its the best option from a list of ugly choices.

    1). Cost: Hands down the least expensive option.
    2). Unpredictability: Maniacs will not easily know which teachers are armed, which aren’t and where they’ll be with any real specificity.
    3). Reliability: They are always on site.

    1). Teacher becomes the maniac: Teachers are people and a teacher him/her self could become the threat.
    2). Unwillingness to engage: Teachers by their nature tend to not be AA personalities and are likely to hunker down rather than seek out and engage. However, teachers that would seek to be armed are more likely to be a more assertive person that a wilting flower. Irregardless, even if they just hunker down and protect the classroom they’re in, that is at least one classroom of safer children.
    3). Gun in the classroom: It likely that at some point, a student will get access to that gun do to carelessness by a teacher. Yes, that would be bad, but there are over 4 million teachers in the USA. Its going to happen.

    Armed school security is absolutely a great option but the cost is crazy. You have a 1 in 10 million of being at a school involved in a school shooting (City journal-May 27, 2022 story). To put 2 armed security specialists at every school in America is simply a massive expense for something that is nearly statistically microscopic.

    • “2). Unwillingness to engage: Teachers by their nature tend to not be AA personalities and are likely to hunker down rather than seek out and engage.”

      Many teachers are also parents and would be enraged to discover someone wants to harm the kids under their daily care, and would personally respond accordingly.

      I think the shameful response of the Parkland and Uvalde PDs actually was valuable in teaching people they need to be their own first responders, and to not depend on others to do what needs to be done… 🙁

      • I’m my own first responder at our home so why can’t teachers be first responders as well?

      • “hunkering-down” with the kids in your classroom as you cover the door is probably how most would respond…and what is wrong with that?…it’s how most people with guns survived that terrorist attack at the mall in Kenya…

    • There is an inference made when people talk about “arming teachers”. That is not and should not be the direct any of this goes. Teachers that do not want to should never be forced to. Just like anyone else in this world. It is a personal choice that each of us must make for ourselves regardless of our chosen profession.

      The idea isn’t to arm teachers. We need to stop disarming them. That is what gun free school zones do. It disarms trained, legal, and caring gun owning teachers.

      What needs to be recognized is that men WITH GUNS were required to go in before this could be stopped. Banning firearms is the very LAST thing that should ever be done.

      • thinking some teachers aren’t armed is hopelessly naive…whether they have permission or not…but it’s usually for personal protection….

    • Kyle is correct.

      “Resource officers” (COPS) in government schools are generally the cops that can’t handle the job. The copchicks that the dept can not refuse to hire, the brokedick or geriatric that should have retired. Good for WHAT? Hugging the kids?

      Do you want the local PD cop? Or PERHAPS the Deputy Sheriff (where the head cop is ELECTED and responsible to the VOTERS). Uvalde had the WORST possible choice of a sillyass “School Police Dept” WTF.

      You going to put 1 man “security” force in place? Anyone that has ever pulled security in the mil should know better. Mind numbingly boring mall cop pretending. Which is why rotate every 2hr. Use 2man team/position.

      Is your security force posted at the ONE entrance or roaming? Need both?

      You going to take the step of arming them with a long gun (vs peashooter/handgun)? Body armor.

      • neiowa, More PURE UNADLTERATED B/S! The resource officers are all volunteers who want to help kids.
        I agree that Uvalde School PD was the worst possible choice; their “chief” was a coward who should never have been allowed to wear the uniform. Clearly you have no idea what a school resource officer does. Like every police job, there are many moments of shear boredom, punctuated by moments of when their communication skills are put to the test.

    • #3 actually happened to a co-worker of mine who also happened to be a part-time cop…[gotta’ moonlight if you want to make it on that salary]…he left it in a jacket on a hangar…and believe me he was sweating bullets until we managed to get it back for him!….so it can happen….

    • add in a sign saying some people in this building may be armed…tends to keep them guessing

  5. Bongino played the Nashville Police response and needless to say over my Cerwin Vega D7s it did not sound good for the perp. To get a taste of its cowardly insanity she-he should have skewered itself first with a hot ice pick. Instead the soul from flesh and bone that was guided by pure evil resides in hell.

    Pathetic job school security, good job Nashville Police.

    • OH, THANK YOU, MASTER TTAG for considering approval of my lowly comment…..ala Russia, China, Libturd social site style…… Just exactly how are you different??? Not shooting unapproved commentators…YET????

      Good response Nashville PD…..you Second Responders, you. LEOs, as well intentioned, dedicated as they may be, are always Second Responders. YOU are your own First Responder. Either be up to the task when Evil comes calling to administer Violence upon you….or, just be a Victim-In-Waiting in the Evil Violence Lottery awaiting your number to come up.

      • all six people were dead before the cops got there…if one of them had been armed it might have turned out differently….

    • “Pathetic job school security, good job Nashville Police.”

      3 school administrators died, do you think they were passively sitting behind their desks when they were shot dead?

      Or, just maybe, they were using the only weapon they were allowed to have, their own bodies, and tried to rush the murderer but were shot down? 🙁

      • this shooter only shot those six people in one open area…did not enter a classroom…and was soon occupied in a shootout with the cops…all of the others in that building got out safely and were gone as the cops entered…

  6. You go Gun Mom!!! If guns are good enough to protect ice cream licking Ole Slo Joe, they’re good enough to protect our kids. But, wait!! There must be a mistake. That Nashville shooting could not possibly have happened. That school was a “Fish In A Barrel Zone’…er, my bad…a “Gun Free Zone.” Again, proving,….Politicians with laws never stop bad people with guns. They only control the good guys, which is their true agenda.

  7. 30 years ago my daughter was in elementary school. All rear and side entances were steel and locked when school began. Only entrance was in the front. You had to press a buzzer and state your name, your child’s name and your reason for being there. The outer door was unlocked and you crossed a small entry way to another locked door where an employee waiting with a key eyeballed you. It’s not that difficult.

    • no it’s not…the problem is everyone thinks it can’t happen here…until it does…

      • Did you read my post frank? Apparently people running my daughters school did not think “it can’t happen here”. Reading is fundamental. And yes it is not that difficult.

  8. Wow great post Kat!!! I wish my home schooled granddaughters had a mom like you. Happy they’re HS but mom(daughter in law!) won’t “allow” gunz in the home. And my combat veteran sonxgoes along with this idiocy(she thinks she’s a badazz because she does karate). Oh well🙁

    • remember a martial arts class where they were going to show us how to respond when someone puts a gun in your back…and chuckling and shaking my head as they toted the instructor off to the hospital with a nasty blank burn across his back….

  9. ‘An armed society is a polite society’ right? So give every child a pistol and school bullying will be a thing of the past. You room temperature IQ smooth brains make me laugh.

    • You and your kind directly enable these killings by standing in the way of real solutions. You want to see dead kids so you can push your bankrupt agenda.

    • O FFS, are you really that simple?

      A) No one is “giving” guns to anyone.

      B) Children are generally not given the freedom to make major life choices on their own. Adults, historically, have been relied upon to do that for them, or to at least guide them, until they are, themselves, adults.

      C) Do you enjoy self-owning? If, the person you wanted to bully had a gun, would you still bully them?

      D) Who is IQ challenged? Folks like you like to play the smart guy but, are you really? Play this logic out in your mind and see where it leads: Murder is a nearly instantaneous act committed by one individual against another. Murder ends the victim’s life which is, usually, something of great value to the victim. Due to the speed of events and the relative fragility of human life, murder prevention must happen very quickly. Most people regard their own lives and the lives of those they love and of those who are close to them to be of greater value than those who are farther removed do. To prevent the murder of oneself or one’s loved ones, one would need a means of murder prevention nearby and ready to deploy in a virtual instant. The authorities and/or others with the, titular, role of protector are far away. What would you do given this set of constraints and available data?

      E) Do you really not understand the implications of the quote you chose to deride?

      I’ll help.

      For the most part, people have a kind of innate respect for the existence and autonomy of other people – i.e. their value. Some people, however, lack this respect. Even those who lack that respect usually still value their own well being. If, someone who lacks respect for the worth of their fellow persons, still values themselves well, then, they will avoid doing things that would risk themselves and their own existence. Put more simply, some people will not respond to any constraint on their behavior other than: “Try to harm me and I will kill you.”

      Since you are so enamored of your self-perceived intellect, you should be able to follow that line of thinking.

    • Hoggie, give it a rest. What you know would not cover the bottom of a thimble.

    • David Attention Hogg

      How’s your mentally disturbed buddy Jaron Bloshinsky alias “Jazz Jennings” doing? Have you two gone “all the way” yet or are his slabs of fat preventing you from inserting your miniscule appendage in his “front-hole”?


      How’s that former FBLie crisis simulator pappy and former Very Fake CNN producer mom of yours doing? Are you sharing your Bloomberg shekels with them?

  10. Open Carry is the best way to scare off a potential Wacko, & the one’s that don’t take the hint will be maggot food in a hurry.
    Sure a few dirtbags will still try being stupid, but after a while, most the crazies will be room temperature. Win, Win,
    Now we see who the KAREN’S are.

    • When i open carry, lots of folks smile and are very courteous . I do likewise. Never had a problem with anyone. I am disappointed that more people aren’t carrying.

      • I “Open Carry” and all I get are “positive” comments, typically they ask what I’m carrying (usually a Star BM in a shoulder holster or a Ruger SP101 or Rossi 685, both .38 Specials, on my hip) but increasingly people congratulate me on exercising my 2nd Amendment rights and say they wish more of the populace did so. “Open Carry” is a great conversation starter.

        • I agree with both of you. I’ve had exactly one negative experience (a drunk, angered when my friend disproved her assumption about the law, falsely reported me for brandishing). Every other interaction (even ones that started with puzzled questions) ended positively, often with people either showing me their own EDCs, or thanking me for keeping them safe.

    • or someone will sucker-punch you or whack you over the head and take your gun…why advertise the fact you have one?….

      • At 6’3″ 200lbs and employing “situational awareness” getting whacked over the head is highly unlikely.

  11. Dear David,

    Never mistake politeness for weakness.
    Is it possible that you don’t make sense because your cranium is inserted so far up your rectal cavity it precludes you actually making sense because of oxygen depletion?
    Now get back in the basement before your mom gets home.
    BTW, I have a MENSA iq.
    You obviously do not.


    • We protect our money with guns.

      We protect our borders (usually, historically) with guns.

      We protect our national security with guns.

      We protect other people’s national security with guns.

      We protect our freedoms with guns.

      We protect our homes with guns.

      We protect our children with signs.

      People tell me that my priorities are screwed up.

      • All we need know is politicians and celebrities (Hollyweirds) are protected by guns, if it’s good enough for them it’s good enough for me (and the rest of us) and while I’m at it I want a wall/fence too, just like the one Demmycrats erected around the U.S. Capitol and the one that stretched for blocks around the Academy Awards/Oscars event.

  12. And the T Tag article is complete bullshit. The U.S. has more guns than any other country on earth so at what saturation point do we become safe??????

    And the average teacher is not a gun person so the accident rate would be very high if they carried guns everyday. Most teachers have said they find carrying a gun abhorrent.

    And Teachers are not trained swat leaders to be able to shoot it out with a deraigned gunman.

    • At what saturation point do we become less safe? Hmm, important question that since, given available data, a single gun in El Salvador is three orders of magnitude more deadly than one in the U.S. A single gun in Denmark is more deadly than one in the U.S. You, clearly, have limited comprehension of words like “saturation.” (And correlation, and causation and, well, a whole lot of other words – prognostication is one you might want to look up since you are engaging it it without any basis in fact. Oh, also, “most.” There is some evidence that you may not have much of a grasp on that one either.) If saturation were the cause, we should have orders of magnitude more gun crime than we do but, we don’t. So, in conclusion, you have established, again, what we already knew.

      You are an idiot.

    • Yes, yes, we know, dacian. You want schools to be soft targets.

      After all your manifesto will be the one that changes the world.

    • dacian, the DUNDERHEAD. No, teachers are not trained to be “SWAT leaders, but they can be trained to have a reasonable level of proficiency to be able to carry a firearm in the school setting.
      First the training of the teachers is already proscribed by a number of reputable organizations.
      Second, no teacher who does NOT want to carry a firearm is forced to do so.
      Third, if the perps of this insendrious type of attack knows that there is a good chance that some of the teachers might be armed, they will have second thoughts about crashing into this type of target. Seems the Nashville shooter considered this.

    • Not all teachers are capable of using a firearm proficiently. Some teachers are. Some are combat vets, some are people who grown up with firearms. Those teachers should be armed if they want to be.

      The problem with those who refuse to allow teachers to be armed are they are projecting their own weaknesses on others.

      Every day you deny teachers the right to be armed is a day you are directly attributing to letting children die.

  13. It is sad that this discussion even needs to be had. Things have certainly changed from when I was in school. Some HS kid got a new/used rifle or shotty even the teachers would come out to the parking lot to look it over. During hunting seasons there would be enough weaponry to outfit a company of Marines. My old IH pick up had a 30-30 a 12 gauge pump and a 22 rifle in the window rack. As did many of the other student vehicles. At least half of the teachers had a pistol in their purse or briefcase. Even the young lady I had for 1st grade. She opened her purse to get something one morning and I clearly saw the butt of a small revolver. That was back in the mid 1950’s. Ran into her at the range when I was in HS and asked if she had the same pistol. She said no, she had traded it for a 357.
    Strange how so many of us dumb hicks out in small town flyover country handle things like understanding people do bad things and it is up to you to handle things until the professionals can get there. Instead of letting evil have it’s way and hope someone rescues you.


  15. The left has always, always wanted to pry you away from your children. They want to pry children away from the society. Because liberals and the left don’t have children. They just want yours.

    “Ammiano was instrumental in getting rid of San Francisco’s High School competitive .22 cal rifle teams, and worked to put an end to the junior ROTC program in San Francisco’s High Schools. Ammiano supported the ban on allowing gun owners to carry an unloaded gun in public. “Whether a gun is loaded or not, it’s still an act of intimidation and bullying,” Ammiano said.”


    • An “LGBT rights activist from San Francisco, California” “one of the founders of the Gay Teachers Caucus” – so another mentally insane prog. As the shooter in Nashville

      • We need to have an honest conversation for a change. About the anti-civil rights h0m0sexu@l movement. I remember when that small group of g@y people. The Log Cabin Republicans. When they said on National Television that black people should have guns. Because they needed to protect themselves against the government Representatives, like the police. They said that in 1980.

        And they had rocks and glass bottles thrown at them when they attended g@y pride parades. Apparently their fellows in the g@y community, didn’t support the position they took.

        California is being disarmed. And the people who are leading the way are h0m0sexu@ls.

        And the people who are trying to stop it, are mostly made up of Christian conservative people.

  16. I am not really sure that the presence of guns in schools as a means of ensuring safety is appropriate. When working on a paper about gun control that I completed with the assistance of https://essaylab.com/ website, I can state that it is essential to consider different viewpoints to develop a comprehensive understanding of the topic. Balancing the need for security with potential risks and problems should be supported by engagement of experts in education, security, and policy-makers. It may foster open dialogue to ensure the right approach to addressing school safety issues.

    • Jack, what a crock of nonsense. Now come on, tell the truth. You are an anti-gun zealot. The fact is that a good guy with a gun can counter the bad guy with the gun, with proper training for the school environment.
      Appropriate? Just what do you think would be “appropriate” when facing a bad guy with a gun in the school setting? Excuse my asking, but what “risks” or “problems”?
      Every time someone uses that term “experts”, I cringe. Those “experts” don’t seem to be able to come up with any viable alternatives. Gee, ya think there aren’t any real solutions other than presenting an environment where the students have some form of protection?

  17. Amen to that! that’s what we need more moms like her standing up for gun rights. one woman that has guts. get rid of the gun-free zones and The Killing will stop.

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