Anti-gun paranoia is running rampant in recent years and there is no better example than this story.
An Atlanta deputy was not only in full uniform when he showed up at a Fox theater but he was also there to protect people (possibly a disturbing thought to some on the extreme left).
Jack Gilroy was only at the theater because he was escorting a group of elementary students to a show, but to an anti-gunner someone carrying a gun is always the bad guy.
According to theextract.net the deputy was told he was not allowed to have a firearm on him.
When a security guard noticed that the Butts County sheriff’s deputy had a gun — his service pistol — holstered on his body, however, Gilroy was told he would either have to leave the weapon in his vehicle or wait outside. He chose the latter option, ultimately waiting outside of the venue for almost three hours until the program ended.
Though the security company reportedly called Gilroy to apologize and the Fox Theater released a statement indicating that it will be reviewing its weapons policy, Butts County Sheriff Gary Long made clear his displeasure with this incident.
“How would the owner of the Fox explain if a shooting happened and here’s a Butts County deputy sitting inside the theater without a weapon?” he asked.
He went on to accuse the theater of “obstructing [Gilroy] of doing his job.”
Long explained that his department has provided officers to accompany students on field trips multiple times in the past, adding that it “gives a sense of security to parents at work or home.”
I wonder if the theater felt a lot safer after a uniformed deputy who could have actually stopped and prevented a mass shooting was told to vacate the premises.
Playing to the anti-gun rhetoric of the White House only serves to give warm fuzzy feelings to the ignorant, leaving no one safer. Political correctness demands these kids have absolutely no one to protect them should a crazy person with a gun show up on the scene. Despicable.