Students nationwide walk out of class to support Second Amendment

  
Via:  colour-me-free  •  last year  •  9 comments

Students nationwide walk out of class to support Second Amendment

Students at schools across the country planned to walk out of their classrooms Wednesday morning and remain outside for 16 minutes to show their support for the Second Amendment.


More than 300 schools in 40 different states registered for “Stand for the Second” — a nationwide walkout organized by New Mexico 18-year-old Will Riley.
The event comes just more than a month after students staged a mass walkout to protest gun violence in wake of the Valentine’s Day school shooting in Parkland, Fla.

Protesters nationwide left their classrooms and remained outside for 17 minutes to honor the 17 people gunned down in the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School exactly one month after the deadly attack.


Thousands of students participated in the March 14 walkout for gun safety, but Riley said it does not reflect the views of everyone his age.
“These Parkland high school students do not speak for my generation,” Riley wrote in a column published in the Carlsbad Current Argus.


“I am not a hunter. I am not a shooter. But this issue is not only about guns. This is a battle for the very heart and soul of our country. My goal is simple. I want to spread awareness that not all of my generation shares in this shortsighted crusade to strike a grievous blow for our nation. ”


The Carlsbad High School senior explained that he organized his “Stand for the Second” event to directly counter previous gun violence demonstrations.
“Disruption of education has never, and will never be our goal,” according to the event’s website.

“We do however recognize that when anti-gun students organized their walkout, they were allowed and often encouraged by their schools. In light of this fact, we ask we receive the same platform to express our views.”


The meaning behind the 16 minutes he’s allotted for the walkout is also a direct nod to the anti-gun violence walkout in March: “In the spirit of civility with school districts around the country, we are asking for one minute less than the other side received,” according to the website.


The time was also set to recognize the number of Americans saved annually by firearms.


“Every year an estimated 1.5 million Americans use a firearm to defend themselves,” Riley said. “During a 16 minute walkout, that breaks down to 91 American lives saved during the walkout. We want Americans to know that firearms are overwhelmingly used for good in our country.”

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Colour Me Free
1  seeder  Colour Me Free    last year
“Every year an estimated 1.5 million Americans use a firearm to defend themselves,” Riley said. “During a 16 minute walkout, that breaks down to 91 American lives saved during the walkout. We want Americans to know that firearms are overwhelmingly used for good in our country.”

Not my intent to begin the same ole same ole argument over 'guns bad'  ... I am just happy to see young people defending the Second Amendment    - my sons high school would not allow the walk out .. the school did allow the walkout in support of gun control/regulation of specific weapons - however, it was up to parents to excuse their child if they did walkout.. 

 
 
 
sixpick
1.1  sixpick  replied to  Colour Me Free @1    last year

It's nice to hear people who want to defend the Constitution are making their voices heard more.  The Left Wing Radicals have had their day.

 
 
 
Colour Me Free
1.1.1  seeder  Colour Me Free  replied to  sixpick @1.1    last year

Agreed sixpick ..

In my lil space on Earth, things tend to be more gun oriented, many young people support the Second, but [seem] to feel intimidated to speak out - there seems to be a misunderstanding/disconnect over what support of the Second means among those students that feel guns need to be regulated...... supporting the Second, does not mean that an individual condones mass shootings or the NRA.

 
 
 
Skrekk
1.2  Skrekk  replied to  Colour Me Free @1    last year
I am just happy to see young people defending the Second Amendment

Rather than walking out wouldn't it make better sense for these children to assert their 2nd Amendment rights and carry assault weapons while attending class?    That way everyone would feel safer too.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.2.1  XDm9mm  replied to  Skrekk @1.2    last year

They're smart enough to know that schools are gun free zones.   

I'd suggest someone suggesting otherwise learn the law.

 
 
 
Skrekk
1.2.2  Skrekk  replied to  XDm9mm @1.2.1    last year
They're smart enough to know that schools are gun free zones.

Maybe these wingnut-loons-in-training should be protesting that restriction on their freedumbs instead?

 
 
 
BeastOfTheEast
1.2.3  BeastOfTheEast  replied to  Skrekk @1.2    last year

thumbs down

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.2.4  XDm9mm  replied to  Skrekk @1.2.2    last year

Maybe some posters should return to school, pay attention and learn to spell.  

 
 
 
Colour Me Free
1.2.5  seeder  Colour Me Free  replied to  Skrekk @1.2    last year

You took the time to respond, yet the content of said responses were inane at best ... I had more respect for your opinion than that - guess I was wrong!

 
 
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