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    Parkland Students Roll Out Gun Control Proposal in the Hopes of Energizing the Youth Vote Ahead of 2020

    Parkland Students Roll Out Gun Control Proposal in the Hopes of Energizing the Youth Vote Ahead of 2020

    Sad. Gross. Misguided.

    I have to preface this by saying I feel for these kids. Rather than receive the help and healing they deserve, their trauma was exploited by partisan factions for political purposes and it’s so gross.

    Now, the Parkland students who opted to join the gun grabbing lobby are the faces of a “new” gun control initiative and the Washington Post is salivating over it.

    Called “A Peace Plan for a Safer America” (alternate title: We’ve No Idea Why We Have a Second Amendment, But This Sounds Good So We’ll Roll With It), their plan tacks on every anti-gun measure imaginable. From the WaPo:

    The Peace Plan would create a national licensing and gun registry, long a nonstarter with gun rights advocates; ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines; implement a mandatory gun buyback program; and install a “national director of gun violence prevention” who would report directly to the president and coordinate the federal response to what advocates call a national public health emergency.

    It would dramatically increase restrictions around owning guns in ways sure to spark fierce blowback, including raising the age to 21 from 18 for those who want to buy guns. It calls for a “multi-step” gun licensing system, overseen by a federal agency, that would include in-person interviews and a 10-day wait before gun purchases are approved. The license would be renewed annually.

    A national registry for a Constitutionally guaranteed protection. That’s… well-informed?
    But back to the WaPo gun grabbing love fest:

    “I think similarly to a lot of the country, I’m in a lot of pain right now,” said David Hogg, 19, a co-founder of March for Our Lives and a survivor of the shooting in February 2018 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. “You see these shootings on TV every day and very little happening around it. It’s painful to watch. And I think it’s been really hard for me and many of the other students and people that we work with to find hope in this time.

    “But I think that this plan is something that we can truly — as a country and as Americans united against violence and fighting for peace — can get behind.”

    March for Our Lives has been focused on voter registration and outreach across the country over the past year and a half, building a national infrastructure with more than 100 chapters centered on grass-roots organizing. They hope to turn that into droves of voters at the polls next year.

    …In the vein of the Green New Deal, the Peace Plan takes a holistic approach to gun violence by also calling for automatic voter registration when those eligible turn 18, along with the creation of a “Safety Corps,” which the authors compare to a Peace Corps for gun violence prevention. The plan also proposes community-based solutions like mental health services, as well as programs to address and prevent suicide, domestic violence and urban violence.

    “It’s bold. It’s nothing like anyone else is proposing. We are really setting audacious goals,” said Tyah-Amoy Roberts, a Parkland survivor who is on the March for Our Lives board of directors. “And more than anything, what we are seeking to do is be intersectional. We know and acknowledge every day that gun violence prevention is not just about preventing mass shootings.”

    Roberts noted that the effort is also a means of taking ownership of the conversation that has stalled legislatively in Washington — a plan “written by us, for us.”

    Sad. Gross. Misguided.

    Thank the good Lord we have a Constitution to protect against situational reactivity.


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    These kids are no different than any tv personality pitching any product. They didn’t write the script (obviously) they don’t have the money (obviously) and don’t have the connections to put it all together (obviously). They are merely paid props, given a few dollars and sold on the idea that they matter.

    ramrodd69 | August 22, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Marxists who infect our government plus the media prostitutes who protect them will gleefully lie, falsify, fabricate, slander, libel, deceive, delude, bribe, and treasonably betray the free citizens of the United States into becoming an unarmed population. Unarmed populations have been treated as slaves and chattel since the dawn of history.
    Only dictators, tyrants, despots, totalitarians, and those who want to control and ultimately to enslave you support gun control.
    No matter what any politician or hard-left mainstream media tells you concerning the statist utopian fantasy of safety and security through further gun control: They are lying. If their lips are moving, they are lying about gun control. These despots truly hate America..
    These tyrants hate freedom, liberty, personal responsibility, and private property. But the reality is that our citizens’ ownership of firearms serves as a concrete deterrent against despotism. They are demanding to hold the absolute power of life and death over you and your family.
    Ask the six million J ews, and the other five million murdered martyrs who perished in the N azi death camps, how being disarmed by a powerful tyranny ended any chances of fighting back. Ask the murdered martyrs of the Warsaw Ghetto about gun control.
    Their single agenda is to control you after you are disarmed. When the people who want to control you hold the absolute power of life and death over your family, you have been enslaved.
    American Thinker

    harleycowboy | August 25, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Same kid who complained that a clear backpack was a violation of his rights wants to do away with ours. Got it.

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