Mom Reportedly Brings Loaded Gun Into School ... in Her Diaper Bag!

Say What!? 9

Kelly JonesFirst a school shooting in California. Now a loaded gun carried into a school in Philadelphia in a mom's diaper bag? When is this madness going to end?

According to Philly police, Kelly Jones had the .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semi-automatic handgun stashed where regular Janes and Jills stow the extra binky. But when a security guard at South Philadelphia High School confronted her about toting a weapon instead of wipes, cops say she leapt right into denial mode.

Apparently Jones was completely confused about how a gun full of bullets could have ended up in her diaper bag as she was about to walk into a school building. 

Hmm. Here's an idea: maybe because people in America are still so caught up in their right to bear arms because, gosh darnit, firearms, they make us safer! Because nothing makes you feel safer than a loaded gun that just so happened to make it into a school, right?

This story is so loaded down with disaster warnings that it's hard to pick just one to illustrate the need for gun control. Cops say this particular gun had been wiped of its serial number, and Jones didn't even have a permit. Oh yeah, and there's the little matter of it being carried into a SCHOOL building!

The good part in all of this is that the guards at South Philly High did their jobs. They were able to prevent the gun from making it inside and who knows what from happening.

But at the risk of downplaying their successes, I don't think that's enough. The risk of a loaded illegal gun being toted into a school should never have existed in the first place!

If I've said it once, I've said it 100 times: just because we have the right to bear arms does not mean that Americans have the ability to bear them responsibly. As long as these incidents keep happening, guns are putting more people at risk than they are saving.

Be honest: does this gun story really make you feel safer?


Image via Philadelphia Police

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bshoe... bshoemaker

I totally agree with your statement, "just because we have the right to bear arms does not mean that Americans have the ability to bear them responsibly." Couldn't have put it better myself.

DKs-Kat DKs-Kat

She broke the law and you want to punish those of us who abide by it...

gun free zones, because criminals abide by laws.

fave82 fave82

ARE YOU JOKING? She had an illegal gun with the serial wiped off it. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give me one logical way that we can remove ALL gun from our country. ALL of them, illegal and legal... Seriously, tell me... I'm DYING to know.... Cause all you're going to do is take guns away from the people who go about getting them the legal way... and this crazy bish will still find a way to have an illegal gun.

Doomy234 Doomy234

So your plan is to punish those who ARE baring them responsibly for the crimes of CRIMINALS? When are you guys going to use some actual logic? Laws do nothing to stop criminals. I dont know why we keep having this ridiculous argument.

wamom223 wamom223

What in the hell are you talking about Jeanne?  There is no gun law that could have stopped this from happening and what makes me feel less safe are that there are people out there as ignorant as you are.

nonmember avatar Kely

Illegal.....That is a key word in this Blog(?) because there is no way this can be considered real reporting.....It is a OPINION and should be seen as one. Gosh I hope some company isn't paying for drivel. If so can I get a job spewing my Self-righteous opinon and doing a half a** of investigating what I'm writing about.

Flori... Floridamom96

The school guards violated the fourth amendment by searching this woman's bag. What authority do they have to search her belongings? With the guarantees provided by the second amendment how can any gun be illegal? While her actions were in violation of several laws I contend those laws are what is illegal just as was the search of this woman's belongings.

belon... belongs2Jesus

yes we get it YOU HATE guns and believe that just owning one makes one a criminal. That don't mean you're right just scared of guns. BTW my guns have NEVER come near you or any other person for that matter unless those people are in reality dear, turkeys or squirrels

Melan... MelanieJK

She's either a criminal or an idiot.     Either way I think we all agree that SHE shouldn't have a gun.   That doesn't mean nobody can have a gun.   

 The vast majority of gun owners are law abiding and responsible so suggesting that Americans don't have the ability to bear arms responsibly based on this person is absurd and silly.

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