Army veteran banned from daughter’s school after posting concealed carry license on Facebook

handgunThe Second Amendment? What Second Amendment?

The principal of a Georgia elementary school might need to brush up on her U.S. Constitution knowledge after banning a parent from volunteering in the classroom because the mom posted a photo of her concealed carry permit on Facebook.

Tanya Mount, an Army veteran and mom of a student at McBean Elementary School, received a criminal trespass warning statement from the Richmond County Board of Education police on Oct. 23, according to the local CBS News affiliate.

“I feel like a criminal,” Mount told WRDW. “I want — I want to be heard. I want a public — I want a public apology.”

In response to being issued the warning and banned from the school, Mount inquired about what she apparently did wrong.

“And he [the officer] asks, ‘Were you in the Army?’ and I said yes. He’s like, ‘Do you have a concealed weapons permit?’ I said yes,” Mount told WRDW.

Principal Janina Dallas confirmed to the local ABC News channel WJBF that the warning was issued in response to Mount’s firearms permit.

“It is my duty and responsibility as the principal of this school to ensure the safety and security of all of our faculty, staff and students,” she told the station.

Dallas defended the ban on Mount by pointing out that members of the school’s parent-teacher organization observed that the mom would disrupt class or not allow anyone near her daughter. The principal suggested those could be warning signs if coupled with a handgun permit. Mount responded by saying if the principal is that concerned about the safety of students, the ban should be extended to all parents with firearms, not just her.

Mount posted on her Facebook last week that her daughter will now be attending another school, an option presented to her by the school district. And on Tuesday, Mount lashed out on her page in response to apparent criticism over posting a photo of her permit online.

“… I am a private person, however after serving OUR country, it is my DUTY to make sure that our lives are not infringed upon, however do it all within the confinements of the LAW…” she wrote.

(h/t The Washington Times)

Comments

Polititainment

WH responds to 'Deport Justin Bieber' petition

Despite the pleas of more than 270,000 Americans to deport Justin Bieber, the White House has chosen not to weigh in on the issue. However, the Obama administration did use a petition calling on the White House to revoke the pop artist's green card to plug President Barack Obama's plan for immigration reform.

Secret Service once threatened Mr. Met's life

Mr. Met sure has a lot of fans in New York. But the larger-than-life mascot definitely doesn't have one in the Secret Service, who threatened to shoot and kill him if he approached President Bill Clinton, according to a firsthand account.

Jill Biden on Joe: "I fell in love with the boys first"

Second Lady of the United States Dr. Jill Biden didn't marry Vice President Joe Biden for his sense of humor -- instead, she "fell in love" with his two sons first.

Joe Biden's first Instagram photo

Ladies and gentlemen of this great nation, rejoice! Vice President Joe Biden has joined Instagram -- and his first post is everything you ever dreamed it would be.

Celebrate Tax Day with this ditty

What better way to celebrate curse Tax Day than with a little toe-tapping, finger-snapping ditty that perfectly describes how we all feel about the Internal Revenue Service?

White House

PETA is peeved with Michelle Obama and used little girls to tell her about it

First Lady Michelle Obama has earned the ire of three young girls. But they're not upset with her less-than-filling "Let's Move!" school lunches. Instead, these youngins are upset about the real eggs used in the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Jay Carney: “Never been a more transparent administration”

Despite consistent objections by journalists that the White House overly restricts press access, Press Secretary Jay Carney believes that there has "never been a more transparent administration."

Jay Carney: Toughest interview for Obama in 2012 was with Jon Stewart

Give comedian Jon Stewart a gold star sticker. The host of The Daily Show was President Barack Obama's toughest interviewer during the 2012 election cycle, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said on Thursday.

The most powerful selfie in the world

Joe Biden — he's just like you, and he takes selfies, too.

Obama: Republicans a threat to the right to vote

President Barack Obama slammed Republicans on Friday for supporting voter identification law and labeled the GOP as a threat to the right to vote.

Congress

Rep Black: GOP budget makes a path to a bright future

Our nation is $17.4 trillion in debt and out of control Washington spending has no end in sight. In fact, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that on our current trajectory we will return to $1 trillion annual budget deficits by the year 2022.

Cruz: Impeach Holder

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) pulled no punches when criticizing Attorney General Eric Holder on Thursday, as he called on Congress to impeach the Department of Justice head.

Pelosi: GOP not acting on immigration because of race

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) pulled the race card when speaking about Republicans' inaction in passing comprehensive immigration reform and said "race has something to do" with the GOP not bringing such legislation to the House floor.

House passes Ryan's budget plan

The House on Thursday passed a 10-year Republican spending plan drafted by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan.

Read more at The Washington Examiner.

Harry Reid's Koch-fueled meltdown

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has been in a Koch-fueled rage, seizing moments left and right (mostly from the left) to bash Charles and David Koch.