According to a recent ruling in Michigan, kids and guns go together like, well, peanut butter and jelly.
A circuit judge has sided with a gun-lovin’ dad who recently sued the local school district when he was barred access to his daughter’s elementary school. All the man did was to openly carry his pistol, an action apparently in keeping with the gun laws of the state.
You read that right. In a virtuous display of double-speak, the law
“prohibits concealed weapons on school property,” but “permits gun owners with concealed carry permits … to openly carry firearms in schools.”
Go ahead and parse that logic…
Such niceties, however, are of no interest to this pistol-toting father. For him, winning the suit was the only possible outcome:
The ruling today does not come as a surprise, the law is the law…. Now that Clio Area Schools have heard the ruling, read the laws and the Court of Appeals case law has been explained to them, I [sic] they [can] stop burning through tax dollars fighting the law and common sense.
(In 2012, a Court of Appeals decision ruled against a library group trying to ban “the open-carrying of firearms on its properties.”)
Sensibly, the county school district has voted unanimously to appeal the ruling. According the superintendent, an NRA member himself,
“The Legislature needs to step up and get the focus on education, and not on some guy who wants to carry a gun in a school.”
For now, though, parents in Michigan may continue to pack their pistols along with the peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for school.
H/t: Raw Story