Proving Republicans right once again that the U.S. doesn’t need any gun laws or to bother trying to enforce any sort of responsible gun ownership, a loaded gun was found in a kindergartner’s backpack at a Pittsburgh elementary School Monday morning.
It was the 3rd day of the school year.
Bob Allen from Pittsburgh’s local CBS channel KDKA reported that the boy brought the loaded .22 to Aliquippa Elementary School because he didn’t want anyone at his home to get hurt. “Sources tell KDKA’s Bob Allen that the boy said he brought the gun to school to get it out of his home, reportedly because he didn’t want anyone in his house to get hurt.”
KDKA reported that student notified a teacher, who then secured the gun and contacted the principal and then the local police were called to the scene. A note was sent home to parents.
The impact of the unregulated, wild-West gun culture upon our children has yet to be fully explored, but this is not a sign that it’s working. Why was this kindergartner able to gain access to a loaded weapon? Is this really acceptable parenting?
Luckily in this instance, no one was physically harmed, but a responsible adult needs to reach out to this terrorized young boy and address his fears over having a loaded weapon in his home.
A young boy took a loaded gun to school in order to protect his family. This is what we have come to.
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