Miss America’s gun control answer highlights America’s real problem

mallory haganMallory 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…

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  • DEK

    So she is not going to call the police?

    I blame the Miss America organization. Whatever this young lady thinks about the matter she would remember the contestant who answered honestly about same-sex marriage and know she had best give the politically-correct answer. Perhaps the incoherence of her reply is an indication that she is simply reciting the party line because she knows what’s good for her.

    Miss America is supposed to be about young American womanhood and ought have nothing to do with divisive issues on which Americans honestly differ, stressing instead our common beliefs.

    But progressives lay waste to all that they touch, tearing down everything to build new and pure. Like Moore son-in-law in A Man for All Seasons, who would cut down every law in England to get at the Devil, but would have no place to hide when the Devil then turned upon him, “the laws all being flat”.

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