VIDEO: Elementary school student brings handgun to school


Did the parents-- the parents-- of a sixth-grader in Kearns, Utah think it would be wise for their son to pack a .22 along with his Chips Ahoy? Seems so.

Local Fox affiliate Fox13now:

The 11-year-old boy allegedly told other students his parents encouraged him to bring a gun to school for protection following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday. [...]

At recess, he pointed a gun to my head and said he was going to kill me,” said Isabel Rios, one of the boy’s fellow 6th grade students.

Will gun advocates on the right object to this? After all, they want teachers to arm themselves, so using their own logic, wouldn't a gun keep a 6th grader safer? Of course, I'm not serious, but from what I've been seeing on Twitter and elsewhere, this is the way some extremists appear to be headed.

This is sadder than words can express. And scary. We're better and smarter than this... well, most of us are. Right?


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