Last week, former Heritage alumni Bethany Mandel wrote an opinion piece for the New York Times titled, “I Wanted to be a Good Mom. So I Bought a Gun.”
In the feature, Ms. Mandel started by saying:
A few months after my father left our family home for good, my mother heard me screaming in the middle of the night. It was the kind of scream that made her grab her rifle in one hand and some ammo in another.
It was a spring night and I was sleeping with my window open, which was right above my bed; I loved breathing in the fresh air. That night, in that open window, I heard the banging of a ladder, and by the time my mother made it into the room and began loading her gun, a man was about to climb in.
She then goes on to talk about the reasons people own guns and why a ban on guns is not the answer to stop mass shootings.
We are thankful for Ms. Mandel’s past service to Heritage and to her continued bravery in taking a stand for conservatives.
Do you agree with Ms. Mandel’s opinion on gun control? Why or why not?