BY: KELLY ANDERSON WRIGHT
Mallory Hagen made New York doubly proud Saturday night, winning the Miss America crown and expressing a point of view on gun control most likely shared by many in the uber-liberal Big Apple, where more than 80 percent of the state's voters helped re-elect President Obama.
In the question portion of Saturday's competition, Hagen was asked,
“In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, there has been a lot of talk about gun control. One solution being proposed is [to put] an armed guard in every school. Do you think that would make our schools safer?”Hagan responded,
“I don’t think the proper way to fight violence is with violence. I think the proper way is to educate people on guns and the ways we can use them properly. We can lock them up, we can have gun safety classes, we can have a longer waiting period.”Wait a minute, Missy, stop right there. What did you say?
“I don’t think the proper way to fight violence is with violence."The act of putting an armed guard in every school constitutes violence? Really?
And therein lies the real gun control problem in America. Hagen and many other anti-gun liberals believe that the ownership or the presence of a gun constitutes violence against others, which it most certainly does not.
Quite simply, gun ownership provides protection against violence. If Hagen and other gun control advocates truly believed that Americans don't need guns to protect themselves from people who do bad things, then President Obama's secret service team shouldn't need to carry guns, either.
Our nation's children are just a precious as our President. If Miss Nevada had to answer that question, this Republican hopes she would have said,
"Armed security at schools would of course protect our precious children and make them safer... President Obama is safer with armed security, isn't he? What I'd like to see are fewer guns in the hands of people who shouldn't have them to begin with. We need to educate people on guns and the ways we can use them properly. We can lock them up, we can have gun safety classes and we can have a longer waiting period."Guns protect people from other people. Our Founding Fathers knew that and promised us our gun rights in the Second Amendment. Thankfully,
the new Miss America and the state of New York don't represent the views of the majority of Americans who actually want more guns to protect their kids.