Miss America Mallory Hagan on Gun Violence

I know the Miss America pageant does not include an IQ exam, but Miss America (and Miss New York) Mallory Hagan’s response to a question on gun violence is moronic:

Miss New York Mallory Hagan on gun violence
Miss New York Mallory Hagan on gun violence

Moments before she won, “Good Morning America” weatherman Sam Champion asked her if schools should hire armed guards in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. shooting.

“I don’t think the proper way to fight violence is with violence,” she replied. “I think the proper way is to educate people on guns and the ways we can use them properly. We can lock them up, we can have gun safety classes, we can have a longer waiting period.”

Never mind our kickback after 9/11 or Pearl Harbor. Let’s fight violence with tiaras. Brooklyn (Mallory’s home borough), whisky tango foxtrot? (Ignore the first entry at the link, the World Taekwondo Federation. Scroll down for better WTFness.)

Paging Miss Montana, Miss DC, Miss Maryland, and Miss Alabama

Allyn Rose, Miss America 2013, Miss Maryland, Miss DC
Allyn Rose, Miss America 2013, Miss Maryland, Miss DC?

The Miss America beauty pageant is usually a tame affair. Ladies from all our fifty states (plus the District and other territories) highlight their various skills and try to keep their cheese soufflés together as they strut around in their swimsuits.

But this year, a couple of compelling stories are invading the internet. Like Miss Montana, Alexis Wineman, who is the first Miss America contestant with autism.

Or Miss DC, Allyn Rose, who intends to go under the knife and receive a double mastectomy after the pageant is over. (She is representing DC, but was also Miss Maryland according to another news source?)

Probably should add Miss Alabama to the mix. Katherine Webb bagged a Sports Illustrated spot after her appearance at the NCAA National Championship game. SI, si!

Special Update: Did you know that Mariah Cary is Miss Iowa?

Also Special: Brooklyn in ‘da house, Miss New York Mallory Hagan wins Miss America!