One bold Wyoming lawmaker had a blunt message to a constituent who expressed concern with a state bill to allow guns in public schools: If you don’t like it, you can leave.
The Rev. Audette Fulbright emailed all the state legislators about her and her husband’s possible exit from the state — to which they had recently moved — if a bill giving concealed carry permit holders the right to bring weapons into public schools, colleges and athletic events actually passed in the state legislature, The Blaze reported.
“Ample evidence has shown that schools and guns do not mix, and in particular, guns in the hand of amateurs/non-professionals is extremely dangerous,” she wrote, according to The Blaze. She further stated: “I know of other new-to-Wyoming families in similar contemplation. Your choices matter. It would be sad to see an exodus of educated, childrearing-age adults from Wyoming as a result of poor lawmaking.”
Republican Rep. Hans Hunt didn’t mince words.
“By all means, leave,” he said, in a return letter, The Blaze reported. “I’ll be blunt. If you don’t like the political atmosphere of Wyoming, then by all means, leave. We who have been here a very long time … are quite proud of our independent heritage.”
The bill, according to The Blaze, did not pass anyway.
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Cheryl Chumley is a continuous news writer for The Washington Times. Previously, she was part of the start-up team for The Washington Times’ digital aggregation product, Times247. She’s also a 2008-2009 Robert Novak journalism fellow with The Phillips Foundation. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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