August 20, 2014 4:00 pm -

An Indiana woman has pleaded guilty to criminal charges for bringing a gun into her son’s elementary school. In April, 28-year–old Bonnie Trahan of Anderson brought a .40-caliber Glock and threw it down on a table in a meeting with school administrators at her son’s Catholic School.

[su_center_ad]According to Trahan, she did bring the gun to school but she said she forgot it was in her pants. She said she pulled it out during the meeting to prove to school administrators how easy it was to bring a gun to school. The meeting was in regards to son being bullied.

On Tuesday, she accepted the plea agreement for a felony charge of illegal firearm possession on school property, according to the Herald Bulletin.

She faces only 18 months on probation, with requirements including that she enroll in anger control classes and stipulations she not drink alcohol, surrender her guns while on probation, gets a high school equivalency certification, finds employment and takes gun safety courses.[su_sky_ad]

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D.B. Hirsch
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16 responses to Mom Who Brought Gun To Son’s Elementary School Faces Probation After Guilty Plea

  1. tiredoftea August 20th, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    NRA’s Mother of The Year for the category of “Standing Her Ground With Lefty School Officials”!

  2. Pistol-Packing August 20th, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    And then you have the case of Shaneen Allen who is now facing up to 10 years in prison for making a mistake thanks to New Jersey laws and an over zealous prosecutor… Apparently it is better to be a spouse beater then a lawful gun owner.

    This exact same prosecutor who wants to throw Shaneen into prison for up to 10 years, willfully allowed Ray Rice into the same program, he is forbidding Shaneen.

    • Bunya August 20th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

      It had nothing to do with the gun or a moving violation. If Shaneen had been a white woman:
      1) she probably wouldn’t have been pulled over in the first place
      2) they would have given her a warning and sent her on her way.

    • Tommy6860 August 20th, 2014 at 7:25 pm

      Don’t you think you’re over-simplifying the two cases here? I mean, a woman brought a gun into a school under this premise, “She said she pulled it out during the meeting to prove to school administrators how easy it was to bring a gun to school. The meeting was in regards to son being bullied.

      That sounds not only nebulous, but scary as well when she brought up the bullying of her son. The woman you use as an example from Pennsylvania maybe ancillary to your POV, but it isn’t a corollary. New Jersey has it’s own laws. If people don’t like them, then vote legislators into office that will get these laws amended or entirely changed.

      I would be for everyone having the ability to carry firearms if they create an comprehensive national registry of all gun sales and gun ownership transfers with detailed background checks. If this law were violated, one gets a serious stiff penalty for violating such a law. One penalty being they lose their right to possess firearms.

      • M D Reese August 20th, 2014 at 7:33 pm

        I’m with you there. I’d like to see gun insurance on each firearm as well.

        • Dwendt44 August 20th, 2014 at 7:47 pm

          I think you’d be surprised at how high that percentage would be.

          • M D Reese August 20th, 2014 at 8:06 pm

            Of course thanks to the NRA we’ll never know, just as they won’t allow the CDC to study the epidemic of gun deaths in this country.

      • Pistol-Packing August 20th, 2014 at 9:48 pm

        Actually, It is is very simple. First, I admit. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. You make the point that a woman “Knowingly” brought a gun into a school to make an example. And look at the leniency she is treated with.

        In the case of Shaneen, she believed her permit was valid. She willingly told the truth and notified the officer at first contact. Just like she was taught to do. But here you have a woman, who unknowingly broke the law. Willingly told the truth, and is now being threatened with up to 10 years in prison. The director of PTI (Pre Trial Intervention) felt she was a candidate for the program, which would have spared her prison, and she would have dealt with the other penalties involved. But this prosecutor is unwilling to allow her to enter into the program, and instead wants to make an example of her.

        So this single mother of two, who works two jobs, has no criminal record or infractions. Who wen through the legal route to obtain a firearm. Finger prints, back ground checks, safety classes, etc… Is going to get railroaded.

        I mind you, this is the same prosecutor who willingly entered Ray Rice into PTi, after he was arrested for beating his fiancee unconsciousness. You say vote these legislators out?? Well as much as you complain about how republicans gerrymander districts. You ought to take a look at what the democrats have done here.

        • Tommy6860 August 20th, 2014 at 10:08 pm

          I get the part where the woman from Penn believed her permit was legal, but it doesn’t excuse her from the law of NJ. I am more than sure she wasn’t some gun nut trying to prove a point. You’re also comparing apples to oranges with Ray Rice and the woman from Penn. Don’t try to muddy the discussion with something totally off-topic. But since you went there, it’s interesting how many 2nd amendment-ers scream state’s right when it comes to civil laws, but exlcude that when the 2nd Amendment should take precedence over every other part to the Constitution. It’s simple as I suggested in my prior post; make a national law regarding gun ownership as I stated, problem solved.

          • Pistol-Packing August 21st, 2014 at 6:55 am

            I actually dont have to many issues with what you suggested. My point that I am making, is you have a person who knowingly committed a violation, and a person who unknowingly. I bring up Ray Rice because, you clearly have a situaion where the laws are not being applied equally.

      • Pistol-Packing August 21st, 2014 at 9:07 am

        Here is an interesting read if you are interested.

  3. mrsgunka August 20th, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    Oh, dear, I think this country is going to hell in a hand basket/holster!

  4. Denise August 20th, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    If she brought the gun to school to prove how easy it is to get a gun inside the school, how did she forget she had the gun in her pants?

    • tiredoftea August 20th, 2014 at 9:21 pm

      Ummm, Oops!

  5. Dwendt44 August 20th, 2014 at 7:48 pm

    She doesn’t have a job yet her kid is in Catholic School? Oh, yea, vouchers; the tax payers are footing the bill.