The Sandy Hook elementary tragedy has affected everyone throughout the world differently. Some people, like Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) that we reported on Monday, want to fight guns with guns. But that way of thinking has caused a reaction no one would have ever expected.
According to the Daily Mail, on Monday, a Utah sixth grader pulled a gun on a classmate at West Kearns Elementary outside Salt Lake City, and placed it at her head. The 11-year-old threatened Isabel Rios, 11, who was interviewed by KSL and gave this statement about the incident:
‘I told him I was going to tell, but he said, “If you tell, I’m going to kill you.’”
Other students that witnessed the incident were afraid and didn’t alert anyone that the boy had a gun, but before school ended, a teacher was alerted and the boy apprehended in seconds. But once parents learned of the incident, they met the school with relentless disapproval and dissatisfaction.
Many parents were upset that they were notified of the incident on the evening news rather than the school. Ben Horsley, spokesman for the Granite School District said police responded within five to 10 minutes.
But the real kicker is that the boy said his parents gave him their blessings for taking the gun to school:
One unidentified parent told Fox: ‘He told other students that the gun he brought his parents gave it to him for protection because of what happened in Connecticut.’
Now if the NRA and Republicans that do not support gun control can’t see that there is a need for gun reform, then we should be aware that they are blind to the facts and are to be ignored when its time to make the needed changes to gun legislation.
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