Trump's education nominee avoids taking stance on guns in schools

Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Education, avoided taking a stance on guns in schools during her confirmation hearing Tuesday.

When questioned on the issue by Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, DeVos said local and state authorities should be responsible for deciding whether or not firearms belong in America’s schools.

DeVos referred to a rural school in Wyoming as evidence the issue should be handled locally, positing that officials may need to keep a gun in the school to protect children from marauding wildlife.

“I would imagine that there’s probably a gun in the school to protect from potential grizzlies,” DeVos said.

Murphy continued to press DeVos on the issue, asking if she would support President-elect Trump if he moves forward with his campaign promises to rid the country of gun-free school zones.

“I will support what the president-elect does,” DeVos responded. “But, senator, if the question is around gun violence and the results of that, please know that my heart bleeds and is broken for those families that have lost any individual due to gun violence.”

Latest Reviews

  • Tuck & Carry: CCW in a Skirt

    Aimed at those who want the comfort and convenience of a skirt but with the protection of a holstered gun, the Tuck & Carry occupies what I term apparel holsters -- that is clothing/holster duos.

    Read More
  • The Marlin Dark in .45-70 is Stealthy and Modern

    Flash forward the lever gun of Western lore to the 2020s, where Marlin has taken that classic design and given it a modern upgrade. Meet the Marlin Dark.

    Read More
  • Gear Review: Sig Sauer Tango 6T 1-6

    Sig Sauer has long been a big name in the firearms industry, so it came as no surprise several years ago when Sig filled out its repertoire with its own optics line. Today, we’re looking at the Tango 6T, a 1-6 low power variable optic.

    Read More
  • First Look: Hornady 6mm ARC

    Hornady brought another impressive project to the shooting public in 2020 with the introduction of the 6mm Advanced Rifle Cartridge.

    Read More