A mother-of-five known as ‘Miss America’ in the gun community on Instagram has claimed that the country has a ‘mental illness problem’.
Casey Curry, 27, from Utah, is known for her Instagram page @BuffCookie, where she shares racy photos as she poses with guns and other weaponry.
Casey, who lives with her husband and their five children, revealed having a house full of her guns gives her ‘comfort’.
When asked about America’s gun crime rate compared to other countries, she said: ‘We don’t have a gun problem in our country, we have a mental illness problem. That should be our main focus.’
Mother-of-five Casey Curry, 27, is known online as the ‘Miss America’ of the gun community and often shares racey pictures on her Instagram (pictured with her husband Neal and their children)
Casey, who often shares racey pictures posing with weapons, claims America has a ‘mental illness problem’ and not a gun problem
Casey’s views echo that of President Trump, who told a rally last week that the closure of mental institutions in the 1950s had led to an increase in gun violence in the country.
On Friday he told the rally in New Hampshire: ‘It’s not the gun that pulls the trigger. It’s the person holding the gun.’
He added: ‘They closed so many of them, and they let really seriously mentally ill people out on the streets. We’re going to have to give major consideration to building new facilities for those in need. We have to do it.’
Echoing President Trump, Casey revealed: ‘Crime rates are similar [in other countries]. Bad people will do bad things regardless. A firearm is simply a tool, and if they want to find a way to inflict harm they will.
Casey claimed to have first shot a gun when she was three years old, and comes from a family of hunters
The mother-of-five said she feels safer with weapons in the house, claiming: ‘I like the comfort of knowing that if something happens we can protect ourselves’
Casey comes from a family of hunters, and claims to have fired her first gun when she was just three years old.
When questioned about gun safety in the home, the mother-of-five – who is step mother to her husband Neals four kids, and has her own two-year-old daughter Remi – revealed: ‘No one is responsible for the protection of my family but me and my husband.
‘I like the comfort of knowing that if something happens we can protect ourselves. ‘
Casey says her children are aware that guns are ‘not a toy’ and believes they should be taught about firearm handling as early as possible (pictured with her daughter Remi)
She explained: ‘Fear comes from the unknown. Firearms and firearm safety are very well known in our family.’
‘They know they are not a toy and are to be taken very seriously. Proper firearms handling is so important, and the earlier you teach it the better.’
She added: ‘I grew up in a family full of avid hunters. I was going on hunts since I was a year old and shot my first gun at three or four.’
With mass shootings a very current issue in the States, and schools often being the target, Utah native Casey has some interesting views on how this issue should be tackled.
Casey often shares sexy snaps with her 330,000 followers on Instagram and delights them with her pro-gun message
The Instagram star said she is passionate about shedding a ‘positive light’ to the gun community
The mother-of-five believes teachers should be trained to carry guns in school and said if they ‘care enough’ they’ll take weapons into the classroom
Casey explained: ‘Teachers with training should carry guns. I don’t think anyone should just go buy a gun without the proper knowledge and training.
‘However if something ever happens in my kids school I sure hope their teachers care enough to arm their classrooms.’
Casey is often referred to online as ‘Miss America of the gun community’ a title she is happy to embrace.
She said: ‘I’ll take it! More than anything I want to be known as a woman who loves her country, promotes family and health and provides a positive light to the community.’
The mother-of-five is also passionate about health and fitness, and often shares advice with other parents on how to stay in shape
Casey blames mass shootings in America on ‘mental illness’ problems, and is vocal in her support for the right to bear arms
The mother-of-five, who is often referred to as the ‘Miss America of the gun community’, said she is just a woman who ‘loves her country’
The family’s love of guns runs so deep, they have even opened gun shop Ready Gunner, which is billed ‘Utah’s favourite of gun and ammunition related products’.
The shop also offers courses and training in handling weapons, and has a coffee shop attached to the store.
She hopes to expand their business in the coming years and use social media as a positive marketing tool to make life better.
She said: ‘Our five year goal is to open a multiple Ready Gunner locations, continue the growth of our marketing companies and have a positive impact on social media.’
The mother-of-five runs a popular Ready Gunner gun shop, which runs classes and training in handling weapons (pictured here with celebrity rapper Post Malone)
Casey’s Instagram, which has thousands of followers, bears the bio ‘Home Grown American Woman – Guns, Buns and Shenaniguns!’
Casrey runs a gun shop called ‘Ready Gunner’ and hopes to use her social media to promote her business
Curry’s striking looks and strong opinions have won her many fans, and she currently has 330,000 Instagram followers, where her page has the bio: Home Grown American Woman – Guns, Buns and Shenaniguns!
Despite the huge following, she insists she is not an Instagram ‘influencer’ and prefers the term ‘marketer’.
She said: ‘I’ve been picky in what I share with my followers. I only share products, views and people that I stand behind 100 percent.’
‘I wouldn’t say that I love the term influencer but I would consider myself a marketer’
Casey claims she likes knowing that she and her husband could ‘protect’ her family, arguing: ‘No one is responsible for the protection of my family but me and my husband.’
Casey said she doesn’t refer to herself as an ‘Influencer’ but sees herself as a ‘marketer’ who only shares products she is 100% behind