J'den McAdory carries an AR-15 at a school bus stop in Severn, Maryland. WBALTV, I-Team.

A man seen regularly carrying an AR-15 rifle at a school bust in Severn, Maryland has local parents concerned. Community members say the individual has brought the rifle to drop offs for weeks and many parents are deciding to drive their children to school now. The man carrying the rifle, J’den McAdory, recently spoke to reporters and said he is protesting gun control laws that Maryland recently passed and it is not his intent to scare parents.

According to WBALTV:

“Guns can be safe if it’s controlled by the right person,” McAdory said. “I really wasn’t coming out here for the kids. I was coming out here to show people that this is legal.”

Moore’s office provided a statement, saying, “To stem the tide of gun violence and create safer, stronger communities, we need partnership – not shallow acts of cowardice and intimidation. Scaring our kids and threatening our communities won’t help make Maryland safe. The governor won’t allow these tactics to stop his administration from taking common-sense steps to protect our communities. He condemns this behavior and will keep fighting to build a safer Maryland.”

One part of the new law, which takes effect Oct. 1: It prohibits someone from carrying a gun in areas “for children or vulnerable adults,” like a school or health care facility. As McAdory spoke with the I-Team, drivers stopped to react. Some cheered, while others shouted complaints.

“You (are) a clown,” one person said. “I really want people to understand,” he said. “I mean no harm to no one. I’m actually a deterrent away from the crime we always have here.”

Anne Arundel County police recently made a statement declaring that what McAdory is doing is within his rights under Maryland law. Anne Arundel County Public Schools were forced to delay school release last week due to concern over McAdory’s protests.

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