Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Second Amendment: Do Guns Belong in Kindergarten?

Parents and children react with fear and shock to the shooting in Houston

In today's news:

Police look at how Houston kindergartner got gun

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Houston police are trying to determine how a kindergartner got a loaded gun that he brought to an elementary.

I tried to find something on the NRA website in response to the shooting. A quick search of Houston school yielded this 2008 article about Texas Governor Perry and his view that - well let me just share the beginning quote:

Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that local school districts should be able to decide whether to allow concealed weapons on their campuses.

"I'm pretty much a fan that if you've been trained, if you are registered, then you ought to be able to carry a weapon," Perry said.

He's talking about adults, of course. Presumably he doesn't support kindergarteners bringing guns to school.

I couldn't readily find a statement by Perry to the recent shooting, though.

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1 comment:

Carl Triebs said...

Hi Holly - Sorry, won't make class on 25th as we are meeting a friend from England. Last week's session was quite interesting--but I would rather not comment publicly about the speakers. Clearly guns in kindergartens are not a problem with the NRA, as all children should be trained to avoid any guns they see lying around. QED, to avoid these incidents everyone with a gun should belong to the NRA as they then would have the information necessary to educate their children to avoid guns, or for the older tots, train them to blow away any intruders.