Reason #645 to homeschool your kids.
Apparently a Missouri lawmaker wants any parent who owns guns to notify their child's school. "The lawmaker says she hopes the already filed bill will bring awareness to schools and to parents about keeping their guns locked up," says the article.
Did this lawmaker just fall off the turnip truck? What good is a locked-up gun? How would keeping a locked-up gun have worked for that mother in George who shot the intruder five times? By definition, a locked-up gun is a useless piece of metal.
Anyway, back to the article:
"It's the next idea in a long list of proposed ideas for gun control, making it mandatory for parents to notify their child's school about their gun supply.
'I am not trying to take away the gun rights of any parents or any other citizens I believe in the second amendment,' says State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal."
[Ever heard of baby steps, Senator Chappelle-Nadal?]
As one commenter at the end of the article wrote, "Anti-gun whackos have smelled the blood of our children in the water and are in a feeding frenzy of gun banning! Out comes every stupid idea they can scrape from their heels to try to destroy a god given natural right to self defense. Terrified by guns they have forgotten the faces of our forefathers and the anti-gun sharks will rip our rights to shreds!"
Another comment: "Yet another reason to start homeschooling your kids or sending them to a private school. This does not solve the problem - it exposes and threatens good people. You really think criminals (e.g., people who have guns in the home for nefarious reasons) will actually report their guns to the school? Of course not."
The full text of the bill is here.
Thankfully the article concludes with: "This proposal is one of only a handful in Missouri's house and senate... the chances of any bills about the issue being passed is slim to none because of the political atmosphere between the lawmakers and the governor."