Anti-Violence Activist Who Pushed to Ban Guns in School is Arrested… With a Gun… in a School…
Do as I say, not as I do seems to be a popular mentality with people who push to disarm law abiding citizens in certain venues.
Such is the case with Dwayne Ferguson, a leader in the anti-violence organization Mad Dads. Ferguson was arrested last week on two felony charges stemming from the fact that he was carrying a loaded firearm at an elementary school.
Police initiated a several hour lockdown of the school following an anonymous report about a man carrying a gun on school property.
Ferguson does work as a security guard and has a permit to carry a gun. However, Ferguson is not permitted to carry a firearm on school property.
Ironically, Ferguson was part of a recent push to make carrying a firearm, even if you possess a carry permit, on to school grounds a felony (that charge was previously a misdemeanor.
According to the Buffalo News,
Ferguson, 52, told WGRZ-TV that he frequently carries the gun, for which he has a permit, and did not realize he had it on him when he went to the school as part of the mentoring program.
Those who have worked with him also said they believe it was an honest mistake.
“I’m sure Dwayne went into the school not thinking he had the gun on him,” said Rev. James E. Giles, a friend of Ferguson and president of Back to Basics Outreach Ministries. “We know this for a fact, that he called out to a Buffalo police lieutenant asking why the school was in lockdown, and that they were looking for a man with a gun.