I try to stay away from political posts. I’m smart enough to know my opinion won’t change the minds of people with opposing views, BUT I’m gonna talk about the nationwide school walkout that happened this past week.
Let me first say, I can’t begin to imagine the feelings of those involved in recent school shootings nor can I imagine the despair of those who lost their children in these senseless acts. My sincere condolences to all involved.
The walkout was nationwide and was meant to honor those who lost their lives in recent shootings. I think it’s very admirable that the youth of America wanted to remember the victims, but in my humble opinion, a walkout was not the way to do it.
Some of the comments by students on the news were disturbing. I have to wonder if they even knew what they were protesting when they advocate taking away guns? Do they even know what current laws are and what do they consider fair gun reform? Taking away guns was the most frequent answer.
The Second Amendment:
The amendment reads: “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
I may or may not own a gun, but it is my right to do so if I choose and can pass a background check. We will never keep guns out of the hands of those who choose to do us harm. Ever heard of the black market? Gangs? Drug dealers? Do you think these groups are going to line up for background checks before purchasing a gun? No!
How many of these students use drugs or drink alcohol? Both are illegal, but they still find a way. Do they text and drive? Maybe we should take away cell phones and cars. Drunk drivers kill people everyday…should we ban alcohol? Would students who support the 2nd Amendment be given the time to protest in support during school time? Could they protest abortion? You get the point I’m trying to make.
Some students in California became violent protesters…not the way to prove your point kiddos! I’m all for peaceful protest. I think it’s great these students want to address the issue and look at ways to keep themselves safe. They are right about one thing…they shouldn’t be afraid to go to school, but their beliefs that banning guns isn’t the answer. What was meant to remember those who lost their lives to school gun violence became politicized. The true intent became lost in the politicization of gun debate and they became puppets of the main stream media. Yep! I said it!!! You can’t make it harder for law abiding citizens to get guns because the bad guys will still find a way to get them.
Before protesting try learning the subject matter you’re trying to protest. Kids are being taught to fear something they have no knowledge of. Teach them about the Constitution. Teach them about present gun laws and then let’s see what their own opinions will be.
Perhaps schools should spend more time in history classes teaching students why we have our 2nd Amendment in the first place.
Once you give up your rights to the government, you never get them back and that just puts us one step closer to Socialism. Not on my watch!
Just my two cents…