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Army veteran banned from daughter’s school for photo of concealed weapons permit

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An Army veteran in Georgia is outraged after her daughter’s school banned her from campus because she posted a photo of her concealed weapons license on Facebook.

Tanya Mount said she is being targeted by the principal of McBean Elementary School in Hephzibah, where her disabled daughter attends. According to the mother, who volunteers at the school, she was approached by a police officer from the Richmond County Board of Education and was warned that she was about to get a criminal trespass warning, WRDW-TV reported.


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“He tells me that ‘We’re going to issue you a criminal trespass warning,’” she recalls the officer as saying. “‘The principal is scared of you and she doesn’t want you on the grounds.’ I ask for what? And he asks, ‘Were you in the Army?’ and I said, yes. He’s like, ‘Do you have a concealed weapons permit?’ I said, yes.”

Miss Mount said she was ultimately banned because she posted a picture of her new concealed weapons permit on her Facebook page.

“I feel like a criminal. I want to be heard. I want a public apology,” she told the station.

“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, I am a law-abiding citizen,” Miss Mount posted on Facebook, Fox News reported.

Principal Janina Dallas confirmed that a “no trespass order” was issued over the Facebook post, WJBF-TV reported.

“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.


by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 1:56 PM

Having a concealed weapons permit is not threatening people. It's a piece of paper.


People and their irrational fear of a piece of paper SMH.

Quoting lga1965:

She says she is "a private person". Why did she post a photo of her permit on Facebook then ? She made herself a public person with a gun permit. That's a little bit unwise. She could appear to be threatening by making a point of that permit.
People and guns... SMH.


lga1965
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 2:00 PM
Having a permit is not a problem. When she put a photo of it on Facebook, she made it a problem. Who does something like that ? She might as well say "okay now I am armed so you'd better watch out"

Quoting soonergirl980:

Having a concealed weapons permit is not threatening people. It's a piece of paper.


People and their irrational fear of a piece of paper SMH.

Quoting lga1965:

She says she is "a private person". Why did she post a photo of her permit on Facebook then ? She made herself a public person with a gun permit. That's a little bit unwise. She could appear to be threatening by making a point of that permit.

People and guns... SMH.


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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 6, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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Quoting lga1965:

Did you post a photo of your permit on Facebook ?
That's the issue. She says she's a private person.....she's not. She wants attention. She could appear threatening to people.
Just sayin'


Quoting FromAtoZ:

This is asinine.

Completely and totally stupid.

Guess I should be barred from my daughter's campus. 

SMH

If you think some one posting that on their FB page makes them dangerous, that is your opinion.

The school is over reacting.  It is ridiculous.


FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 6, 2013 at 2:02 PM


Quoting lga1965:

Having a permit is not a problem. When she put a photo of it on Facebook, she made it a problem. Who does something like that ? She might as well say "okay now I am armed so you'd better watch out"

Quoting soonergirl980:

Having a concealed weapons permit is not threatening people. It's a piece of paper.


People and their irrational fear of a piece of paper SMH.

Quoting lga1965:

She says she is "a private person". Why did she post a photo of her permit on Facebook then ? She made herself a public person with a gun permit. That's a little bit unwise. She could appear to be threatening by making a point of that permit.

People and guns... SMH.


That is what you think she is saying.

That does not make it true.

soonergirl980
by Silver Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 2:03 PM
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I have a concealed weapons permit. I am currently sitting at my work armed. That does not mean I am threatening anyone. That is ridiculous.

Quoting lga1965:

Having a permit is not a problem. When she put a photo of it on Facebook, she made it a problem. Who does something like that ? She might as well say "okay now I am armed so you'd better watch out"

Quoting soonergirl980:

Having a concealed weapons permit is not threatening people. It's a piece of paper.


People and their irrational fear of a piece of paper SMH.

Quoting lga1965:

She says she is "a private person". Why did she post a photo of her permit on Facebook then ? She made herself a public person with a gun permit. That's a little bit unwise. She could appear to be threatening by making a point of that permit.

People and guns... SMH.



FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 6, 2013 at 2:05 PM

If she had tried to enter the school, even be on the campus, with her weapon, that is one thing.

People make fun of young girls for not wanting to wear a certain number yet this is perfectly fine with them. After all, she posted it on her FB page so she must indeed be dangerous.


JMmama
by Bronze Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 2:06 PM
That's ridiculous.
lga1965
by on Nov. 6, 2013 at 2:13 PM
I never said it was true. But she's really taking a chance posting stuff like that on Facebook.
Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting lga1965:

Having a permit is not a problem. When she put a photo of it on Facebook, she made it a problem. Who does something like that ? She might as well say "okay now I am armed so you'd better watch out"



Quoting soonergirl980:

Having a concealed weapons permit is not threatening people. It's a piece of paper.


People and their irrational fear of a piece of paper SMH.

Quoting lga1965:

She says she is "a private person". Why did she post a photo of her permit on Facebook then ? She made herself a public person with a gun permit. That's a little bit unwise. She could appear to be threatening by making a point of that permit.


People and guns... SMH.


That is what you think she is saying.

That does not make it true.

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FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Nov. 6, 2013 at 2:20 PM


Quoting lga1965:

I never said it was true. But she's really taking a chance posting stuff like that on Facebook.
Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting lga1965:

Having a permit is not a problem. When she put a photo of it on Facebook, she made it a problem. Who does something like that ? She might as well say "okay now I am armed so you'd better watch out"



Quoting soonergirl980:

Having a concealed weapons permit is not threatening people. It's a piece of paper.


People and their irrational fear of a piece of paper SMH.

Quoting lga1965:

She says she is "a private person". Why did she post a photo of her permit on Facebook then ? She made herself a public person with a gun permit. That's a little bit unwise. She could appear to be threatening by making a point of that permit.


People and guns... SMH.


That is what you think she is saying.

That does not make it true.

Taking a chance by some judging her?  Sure.  We all do that, every day, all over the place.  Assuming she is a dangerous person is wrong, for any one to do that.  If she posted how excited she is to be able to carry this gun to her daughter's school, that would be one thing.  She has posed no danger, no harm, or otherwise to any one, under any circumstances.  There is no proof that she is any thing as the school has assumed.

Bethsunshine
by Bronze Member on Nov. 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM



Quoting Woodbabe:

The Principal is a dumbass. Schools are gun-free zones and liscenced and registered gun owners are far less likely to be breaking the law by bringing it to school.


This.  However, I would like to see the actual picture she posted to see if there is more to the story than what is being reported. If it is as cut and dry as the article claims, she is well within her rights to protest this. There is nothing illegal about having a concealed carry permit and as long as she isn't carrying a weapon onto the school grounds, the school shouldn't have any say.

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