Despite what some might call an epidemic of gun violence in this country (and particularly in schools), the constitution protects your right to bear arms and your right to free speech. For these reasons—one would assume, at least—the local high school in Broken Bow, Neb. is allowing their seniors to pose for yearbook photos holding guns.
The only rules: the photos have to be taken off campus (sorry, kids, no “bring your gun to school” day), and they must be done “tastefully” (as if there were any other way to take a yearbook photo holding a gun??). Phew.
The school board somehow approved this measure unanimously, with superintendent Mark Sievering telling the Omaha World-Herald that “The board, I believe, felt they wanted to give students who are involved in those kinds of things the opportunity to take a senior picture with their hobby, with their sport, just like anybody with any other hobby or sport.”
Board member Matthew Haumont said of the decision that “For me as a sportsman, I think the policy’s important because it allows those kids who are doing those things a chance to demonstrate what they’re doing and to celebrate that. I think that’s important and fair in our country.”
[via Mother Jones]