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Actor Adam Baldwin Highlights Dangers of Red Flag Laws Using a Anti-Gun Activist’s Ravings as an Example

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It would take hours to list all the reasons that the idea of “red flag laws” are a bad one, but as actor Adam Baldwin highlighted in his response to the ravings of an anti-gun activist, chief among them is the idea that someone else can take your right to a gun away because they don’t like you.

Fred Guttenberg is one of the dads who lost a child during the Parkland shooting. While we should definitely feel for him and understand his anger, Guttenberg has embraced some of the more radical leftist stances, including activism that plays into agenda points from the left like helping to try to bring down Brett Kavanaugh back when he was a Supreme Court nominee.

This has earned Guttenberg some chastising from other Parkland parents, namely Andrew Pollack, who also lost a son.

Guttenberg attacked Baldwin on Wednesday, saying the actor may be “off his meds,” and is displaying “pure levels of crazy.”

“Just an assumption, but maybe he should not have access to guns,” tweeted Guttenberg.

Baldwin didn’t take it lying down and used Guttenberg’s tweet as a teachable moment about how dangerous red flag laws can be.

“In which Fred’s clumsy punitive psychiatry from afar demonstrates the true fascistic nature of the modern gun-grabber and the dangers to civil rights posed by potential “Red Flag” laws,” tweeted Baldwin.

Baldwin is right on the money here. What Guttenberg is doing is showing you how someone with a dislike of someone else can simply suggest mental instability and attempt to use that to strip away someone’s rights.

This is the inherent danger of red flag laws. It works more in line with the Salem witch trials than it does any kind of judicial standard we have in America. Someone with a score to settle, or even someone in the midst of an emotional moment, may do something that may complicated the life of an innocent person.

Guttenberg, an avowed anti-gun activist, is already showing that he’s willing and ready to insinuate someone is crazy and shouldn’t have guns strictly because Baldwin takes a pro-gun position and speaks out against narratives like the kind Guttenberg creates.

The wise move here is to never institute a policy as reckless as a red flag law.

(h/t: Twitchy)

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How damaging are Biden’s gaffes?

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Pretty damaging, I think. Not now, maybe, but an outlet as mainstream and Democrat-friendly as CNN has already noticed the pace at which they’re happening, as you’ll see below. Imagine Iowans going to caucus six months from now having digested three new Biden mistakes per week every week since summer. How many undecideds will want to roll the dice on grandpa for a grueling general election campaign instead of the much sharper Elizabeth Warren or Kamala Harris?

The first and third errors there are self-explanatory. The middle one about Parkland is a chronological error: He wasn’t vice president when the Stoneman Douglas shooting happened.

“Note to Biden Backers: A Senescent Gaffe Machine Might Not Be the Safest Bet,” writes Eric Levitz today at New York mag:

Thus far, Biden’s Democratic rivals have been too polite to make an issue of the candidate’s increasingly conspicuous senescence. But some of his allies have been more forward; in interviews with the New York Times last month, “some of Mr. Biden’s own donors” evinced “significant unease about Mr. Biden’s ability to be a reliably crisp and effective messenger against Mr. Trump.

”Meanwhile, the Trump campaign has already demonstrated that it can and will work to disqualify Biden, one gaffe at a time. The most widely shared clip of Biden’s “poor kids” slip-up on progressive Twitter Thursday night was packaged by the president’s official rapid-response director. On Saturday, Trump himself called out Biden’s “truth over facts” flub…

None of [the other] candidates inspire euphemistic whispers about whether they’ve “lost a step.”

It is true, as David Axelrod noted a few days ago, that putting his foot in his mouth isn’t a habit Biden acquired in old age. His best defense to whispers about senility would be to note, accurately, that he’s been saying dumb sh*t for decades. But it’s also true that, a la 2016, Democrats might be on the brink of nominating someone uniquely ill-equipped to prosecute the case against Trump. Trump ran on a populist “drain the swamp” message in 2016, to which Dem voters responded by nominating … one of the swampiest, most unpopular figures in their party. Biden’s long track record in Washington would give Trump’s populist message some renewed vitality, allowing a sitting president to potentially run as an “outsider” a second time, but more importantly the concerns about his age would help neutralize voters’ concerns about Trump’s own fitness for office. It should be easy to run against a guy who amplifies something like this after a federal prisoner dies in the custody of his own Justice Department, as Trump did by retweeting it on Saturday afternoon…

…but if Trump gets through four years with a strong economy and without starting any wars, lots of voters will rationalize the tweets by telling themselves they’re just a sort of harmless release valve for him where he can indulge his inner crank without hurting anyone. Meanwhile, Team Trump will magnify every errant word out of Biden’s mouth in order to redirect attacks on Trump’s fitness back at Democrats: “You say our guy’s a mental defective? *Your* guy’s the real mental defective.” Righties already ran a variation of that strategy in 2016, in fact, by cutting and circulating viral clips every time Hillary had a coughing fit. The Trump approach then and now isn’t so much to sell the electorate on his strengths as to present him as the lesser of two evils to swing voters, no less fit for office — physically and morally — than the competition.

Biden could end up making that easy for them. One truly bad gaffe in a big spot next year that can’t easily be explained away as a simple verbal flub might raise enough doubts in voters’ minds as to tilt undecideds towards Trump. “We survived four years with him in charge, we can survive eight. The other guy seems not to know where he is anymore.”

All of which explains why Biden’s Democratic opponents will inevitably start raising this as an issue this fall, however much they may have to talk around the subject of his age. One candidate already did so at the first debate, in fact, and ironically he’s the one candidate who’s since dropped out of the race.

The two pillars of Biden’s campaign are his support among black voters as Obama’s VP and his perceived electability, a metric in which he continues to utterly crush the field in polling. Kamala Harris tried to knock down the first pillar in the first debate by attacking Biden on busing and succeeded in getting some of those black voters to waver for awhile, but at last check they were back on Team Joe. The obvious move now is to try to knock down the second pillar, and one equally obvious way to do it is to suggest that Biden doesn’t have the, ahem, “stamina” to endure 15 more months on the trail, especially against an opponent as nasty as Trump. Dem voters prefer him right now because they know that he’s polling better against POTUS than anyone else. Seed some doubt in their minds about whether that trend would hold after 100 more gaffes that call Biden’s mental acuity into question and they’ll start to soften up.

I’ll leave you with this:

One aunt said something my mother said to me nearly a year ago. That it’s going to take a white man to straighten out the mess we’re in. “The way the system is set up now, there is so much racism that it’s going to have to be an old white person to go after an old white person,” my aunt told me. “Old-school against old-school.” She talked further about what this meant for younger candidates such as Buttigieg. “The whole world is in a crazy state, and somebody’s gotta put it back in order. And I think a lot of the young people who want to put it back in order, want to change it completely,” she continued. “But first, you’ve got to put it back in order before you can start changing it.”

Which way does that cut? Is an experienced old white guy still the best bet for Dem voters even if he’s “lost a step,” or does the perception that he’s lost a step start to shake Dems’ faith in Biden’s ability put the world “back in order”?

Update: No sooner did I finish this post than this clip (from CNN again) began making the rounds. Harris isn’t ready to accuse Grandpa Joe of having lost a step. Yet.

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Joe Biden Enters Alternate Timeline, Claims Parkland Students Visited Him As Vice President

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Joe Biden continues to stumble on the campaign trail now that he’s come out of hiding.

In just the past few days, he’s made several headline producing gaffes. One involved Biden saying there were “at least three genders” when asked about it by a college student. That’s an answer that makes no sense to either the right or the left when it comes to the issue. Just a day before, he remarked in a speech that “poor kids are just as bright and talented as white kids,” a verbal slip that earned him scorn from all sides.

He’s somehow managed to top those.

Yesterday, Biden made the inexplicable, false claim that Parkland students visited him in the White House as Vice President.

 

It’s one thing to say something you didn’t mean to say. You can even understand when politicians exaggerate or claim to be a bigger part of an event than they were. That’s not good, but it’s fairly standard fare unfortunately. This isn’t that. It’s a completely made up, fake memory of something that clearly didn’t happen.

You can’t just chalk this up to forgetfulness. Listen to how detailed he gets while trying to pander about gun control.

Biden told reporters in Iowa on Saturday that “those kids in Parkland came up to see me when I was vice president.” But when they visited Capitol Hill to talk with members of Congress, lawmakers were “basically cowering, not wanting to see them. They did not want to face it on camera.”

In reality, by the time the Parkland shooting took place, Biden had not been Vice President for well over a year.

While conservatives can poke fun at this, the real concern here is for Democrats. There’s a growing movement within the primary opposing Joe Biden, not because of his policy ideas, but because he can’t seem to go more than twelve hours without saying something confusing. The issue isn’t so much that he’s making things up, as that’s par for the course for politics. It’s that he appears so mentally out it when making these claims and gaffes.

If Elizabeth Warren or Donald Trump make a statement that’s misleading, you at least know they are doing it on purpose. With Biden, you are left wondering whether he’s actually going senile. How long can he keep this up? We are nearly six months from just the first primary. We are well over a year out from the 2020 election itself. He’s been on the campaign trail for what amounts to just several weeks at this point given how little actually campaigning he did in the first several months of his candidacy.

Democrats are going to have to make a choice. On paper, Biden continues to be the more formidable opponent to Donald Trump. But elections are run on paper and Biden’s continued struggles are mounting.

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“Mental Illness” Is Not A Good Enough Reason To Introduce Red Flag Laws

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On September 11, 2001, most of the United States was watching in horror as terror attacks rocked the nation.

On that same day, I was at home with family, mourning the death of my grandmother. She was an alcoholic, had been in rehab, and had been recently divorced. She lived by herself, and I suppose that isolation combined with these other factors in a bad way. She called my grandfather, told him goodbye, and shot herself.

I was in middle school at the time and barely understood the concept of suicide. But, it had a profound impact on my life. The idea of someone doing to their family what my grandmother had done to mine was horrifying. I loved this woman with all my heart. She was the person I was closest too in the whole world, and she was suddenly gone.

That impact has probably saved my life. In 2018, I was diagnosed with depression and subsequently started seeking treatment for it.

With every mass shooting comes a discussion on how we can make things safer for American citizens. Do we restrict sales, create gun-free zones, buy guns to protect ourselves, etc. On the right, one of the first talking points after a shooting, aside from buying more guns, is to address mental health.

Republicans in Washington D.C. and even President Donald Trump have voiced support (or, at least, consideration) for “red flag laws.” These laws are designed to set up a system by which law enforcement can be made aware of potential threats to public safety. Many of these warnings come in the form of erratic behavior, questionable statements, and other signs that get lumped into the category of “mental illness.”

There’s a problem with this “diagnosis,” namely in that you can’t diagnose a shooter at all based on this criteria, and rarely do you find a mass shooter who fits this ideal profile of a shooter. Some do exhibit the signs – like the Dayton shooter, who kept a kill and rape list – but some seem perfectly fine right up until they open fire.

Many times, someone with an issue doesn’t exhibit any noticeable signs and then something triggers it. Other times, they are victims of societal neglect. These aren’t things red flag laws will catch.

I don’t know when my grandmother got the gun. But even with the alcoholism and rehab, she never once seemed like the type of person who would commit suicide.

In a few cases, there are noticeable signs that authorities could act on. As my colleague Streiff pointed out, many people look at the example of the Parkland shooter in this case.

The idea here is that, in the instance of the Parkland shooter, if the police who had visited the shooter’s home at least 39 times due to complaints of dangerous behavior by his step-parents and the educators who didn’t want him expelled from school because it would screw up their statistics had only had this tool, then the shooter could have been prevented from carrying out the shooting. I stopped believing in leprechauns a long time ago.

As he goes on to point out, it is hard to prove just how successful it will be in saving lives. With this system, you are essentially asking law enforcement to rely on the judgment of people who are nervous or scared, and rarely do fear or nerves make for a good basis in judgment. The red flag law will simply create a system by which people who have exhibited any sort of disorder will face the threat of losing their guns, and you really stand on shaky constitutional ground as it pertains to both the Second Amendment and due process.

Not to mention the number of personal fights (bitter divorces, political or social disagreements, etc.) that end with someone claiming the other is crazy and dangerous and owns guns, then you get into even more of a constitutional mess.

“Mental illness” has really become a rhetorical scapegoat in this sense, and using it to justify red flag laws doesn’t help anyone. It creates more opportunity for people who may have some issue to have their rights stripped because the average citizen really doesn’t understand mental illness. Meanwhile, other people with absolutely no issues whatsoever will fall victim to a hostile person leveling accusations simply because they are fighting over something.

I know people want to solve the problem, but creating a system based on judgment calls and accusations is not the best way to go about it. Once again, it’s not something you can label and file away. It is an issue that has to be discussed at length.

Once again, we’re rushing into an emotional decision without weighing the long term consequences.

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CNN to host new town hall on gun control. What could go wrong?

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The last time they did this after a mass shooting they ended up with one of the biggest sh*tshows in the network’s history, a forum for grief-stricken people to hoot at gun-rights advocates in the guise of a policy conversation.

Featuring special guest and local moral authority Sheriff Scott Israel.

Naturally the thing to do after a wrenching double mass shooting is to bring back the format, except this time with a moderator to Jake Tapper’s left just to make CNN’s advocacy role that much clearer.

John spotted this tweet from CNNer Brian Stelter earlier this afternoon and asked sarcastically, “Why won’t Republicans appear on CNN?”

One Republican, Rep. Ted Yoho, did agree to come on the air to chat about gun policy. For his trouble he was greeted by a graphic created by CNN listing 49 other Republicans who rejected their interview requests — a perfectly reasonable response by those pols given the network’s bias. That should be a lesson to any GOPer who’s weighing whether to attend Wednesday night’s forum: Even when you’re willing to play nice with CNN, like Yoho did, your appearance will be used to try to score a point on your party.

So don’t go. Organize your own informal town hall on Facebook fielding questions from viewers if you want to address the public on gun policy. There’s no need to encourage CNN’s demagoguery.

Under the circumstances, I don’t know how else to explain another gun-control town hall where the same-old-same-old talking points will be rehashed except as an exercise in ideological advocacy. After all, there was another hot topic this past weekend that CNN might have profitably focused on instead, white nationalism and the online radicalization of killers like the El Paso shooter via forums like 8Chan. Plenty of conservative pols and commentators denounced that ideology this weekend. Bringing righties and lefties together on TV to discuss solutions, like Lindsey Graham’s and Richard Blumenthal’s idea for “red-flag orders,” would be an interesting bipartisan opportunity, and would also scratch CNN’s itch to make Republicans answer for the radicalism of the far right, replete with hard questions about some of Trump’s rhetoric. The fact that they skipped that to reheat the usual gun-policy stew tells you where their priorities are. Sure, white nationalism is dangerous, but when a crisis presents a chance politically to grab some guns, you take it.

Exit question: Which far-left Democrat said this over the weekend? “On a personal level, I’m willing to subrogate any of my other rights to avoid another Sandy Hook, another Pulse nightclub, another day like we had yesterday… Show me the law and sign me up and I will give up any other right I have.” The answer may surprise you!

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Former GOP congressman: Kyle Kashuv’s racist online posts remind me of something … a school shooter would write

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He’s an MSNBC contributor now, so. Yeah.

Via the Free Beacon, comparing the victim of a horrendous trauma to the person who perpetrated it is next-level even for cable news. When the victim happens to be all of 18 years old, it’s almost career-defining. The thing about this is that David Jolly isn’t making a rhetorical point about how obnoxious Kashuv’s postings were by comparing them to a shooter’s manifesto. He seems to be questioning earnestly whether Kashuv is a danger to society, wondering at one point if he should be allowed to purchase weapons under U.S. Ironically, the reason actual shooters who post racist screeds usually aren’t detected before they strike is that there is, regrettably, a lot of this garbage online. Police can’t find the homicidal needle in the haystack of trolls, cranks, racist ideologues, and other Internet detritus who, however obnoxious they might be, aren’t killers. If Jolly wants Kashuv to suffer social consequences for his racism, starting with rescission of his acceptance by Harvard, that’s fair. Stigmatizing him as the sort of person who might have murdered his now dead friends before someone else beat him to it is … less than fair.

“Self-righteousness untempered by humility makes a country cruel,” wrote David French yesterday about Harvard’s decision:

[C]an’t an educational institution understand that children are different from adults and that a truly enormous amount of growth can occur in a short amount of time — especially when that growth is spurred in part by enduring horrific trauma? Harvard has had the ability to watch Kyle more than virtually any other student in its freshman class. It’s seen him operate in the white-hot glare of public debate over one of the most contentious issues in American life. To the extent that any freshman is a known quantity, Kyle is known — and he’s known to presently conduct himself with unusual patience and dignity…

Let’s not pretend that Kyle is anything other than a victim of the culture wars. Had he not stepped forward after Parkland as a conservative spokesperson, he would be in no one’s crosshairs. He would have been allowed to make a mistake. At its heart, the attack on Kyle isn’t about making Harvard safe from racists. It’s not about protecting anyone. It’s about politics.

Numerous people noted yesterday that Kashuv isn’t the first student to have his acceptance revoked because of offensive Internet postings. I noted it myself in my own post about this; 10 students got the boot in 2017 when their own outre Facebook messages came to light. Kashuv wasn’t singled out for rescission because of his politics. But certainly French is right that he was singled out for scrutiny of his Internet postings by critics because of his politics. Try to imagine someone spelunking in the online archives of a random Parkland student who hadn’t taken an activist role after the shooting, hoping to find something to discredit him.

But whatever. Political hit or not, Kashuv wrote what he wrote, by his own admission. The reason to forgive him isn’t because he’s a conservative martyr whose scalp was taken by liberals, it’s because he appears to be sincerely remorseful. Jolly might have considered that if he wasn’t so eager to brand Kashuv the other would-be killer who attended Stoneman Douglas High. Watching him here, he seems to be straining to tailor his take on this to his “niche” in political media: He’s not just an MSNBC contributor, after all, he’s a relentless critic of the Trump-era GOP, having formally left the party last October. That is, I don’t think Jolly came to this incident with Kashuv “cold” and formulated his opinion from there. I think he came to it knowing that Kashuv had been embraced by the populist right for his gun-rights advocacy after the Parkland massacre and that, therefore, Kashuv was a low person to be given no quarter — or certainly not the amount that most contrite 18-year-olds might expect from an adult. That’s how we get from “Harvard was right to boot Kashuv” to “Kashuv might shoot up a school somewhere.”

Here’s Jolly followed by a new apology video Kashuv cut for the Daily Caller.

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Kyle Kashuv: Justice Has Finally Come for the Coward Who Let My Peers Die

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Earlier on Tuesday, I reported that Scot Peterson, the resource officer who stood by while 17 people were killed during the fateful shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas Highschool in February of last year has been arrested on multiple charges.

A surviving student from the shooting and now vocal political activist Kyle Kashuv has spoken out via a video on Twitter celebrating his arrest.

“The school resource officer, who cowered behind a wall and let my peers die, has finally been held accountable,” said Kashuv. “Scot Peterson was arrested.”

“For those who don’t know, this man literally stood outside a building and knew there was a shooter, knew he saw the rifle bag, he heard the shots. He was armed and he didn’t act,” Kashuv continued. “It was his job to go into the building and save my peers. Because of him, 17 of my peers were murdered,” Kashuv said.

“It was his job. It was his responsibility, and he failed us all,” Kashuv said.

“We can never get those people back, but we can fight for justice,” he added.

Kashuv was one of many students who ended up becoming politically active after the shooting, though unlike many of the other students who were celebrated in the media, Kashuv did not want to implement gun control. In fact, he pushed for the opposite. He worked with lawmakers in Washington and even met with President Donald Trump to help push reforms that would result in better school safety.

Soon, Kashuv became a well-recognized name among many in both the conservative and pro-gun movements.

I can’t imagine what Kashuv must be feeling as he’s watching justice find Peterson, but if my sense of gladness that those responsible for the shooting are getting their dues is any indication, it must be immense for Kashuv. In the video, Kashuv mentions that it’s a good day and, I think that’s a solid description, especially for him and his peers.

Kashuv had to endure a horrific experience, watch as the experience was made into something it should never have been, then go back to the place where the experience happened repeatedly as those responsible did everything in their power to downplay their part. The sense of injustice must have been monumental.

I’m happy for Kashuv, but not just for Kashuv. I’m happy that the good guys actually have this and that the actors pointing at everyone but themselves are now finding that their attempts to weasel out of their comeuppance are getting it.

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BREAKING: Deputy Who Stood By During Parkland Shooting Arrested On Multiple Charges for His Inaction

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According to CNN’s Jake Tapper, the Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson was arrested following the investigation over his actions during the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School.

Peterson was the officer stationed to guard the school but waited outside in safety and listened while the shooting occurred. According to Tapper, the 14-month investigation by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement arrested Peterson on Tuesday for seven counts of child neglect, three counts of culpable negligence, and one count of perjury.

Peterson’s inaction was only the final point of inaction that from the Broward County that lead to the Parkland shooting which left 17 people dead, including teachers and students. This subsequently led to a witch hunt of figures like Dana Loesch and the National Rifle Association and divided America for months.

Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel initially told the CNN town hall with Loesch that he would release Peterson’s body cam footage, however, when push came to shove he suddenly withdrew the promise, claiming that doing so would reveal vital tactical footage that may muddy the investigation.

It was quickly assessed, however, that Peterson failed to do his duty and protect the students and staff within the school, thus leading to his arrest.

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It’s Official: To CNN’s Dismay, Florida Makes the Move to Arm More Teachers

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Thanks to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his John Hancock Wednesday, more Florida teachers’ll be able to pack heat in (and out of) the classroom.

The change emanates from recommendations made by a special commission created in the aftermath of the Parkland high school mass murders.

After the legislature’s session ended Saturday, Governor Ron said it’s all about the safety of the public:

“We did a lot for public safety. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas bill, people had disagreements on, but ultimately … I think we’re going to be safer.”

As per the revamped “guardian” program, individual school districts will be allowed to approve school staff to carry. Participation is on a volunteer basis.

Once approved, each gunner is put through a psychiatric evaluation and background check, as well as firearm training provided by a sheriff’s office.

Part of the update expands the pistol-packin’ opportunity to faculty outside the classroom.

The bill passed 65-47 in the House, 22-17 in the Senate last week; Republicans currently own both chambers.

Of course, the law-makin’ process didn’t go without debate.

As stated by Newsmax:

Democrats spent hours arguing against the bill, saying it could lead to accidental shootings, or that a teacher could panic and fire during a confrontation with students. Republicans emphasized that the program is voluntary, and that law enforcement in some rural districts could be 15 minutes or more away from a school if a shooter attacks.

Interestingly, the home of Parkland ain’t a fan:

Broward County, where the Parkland shooting took place, has rejected the program.

“Florida lawmakers claim they passed this bill for the victims and survivors of the shooting at Parkland, but they have ignored many concerns for student safety,” said Sari Kaufman, a Parkland survivor and a volunteer with the Florida chapter of Students Demand Action for Gun Sense in America.

Her statement added: “Now, I’m scared for the next generation of students who will grow up afraid of gun violence in their schools; not just from a shooter, but from the guns that could be carried by their teachers.”

In my opinion, the media’s treatment of the Parkland shooting was a travesty. Community healing was cast aside in favor of a shamelessly partisan use of naive teens (CNN Town Hall, anyone?).  Gullible young people were maneuvered as pawns to accomplish left-wing political goals before being discarded at the end of the news cycle. In the end, there was no unity, resolve, no national closure.

It was a trial through which nothing was gained.

Except — perhaps — this new law, making classrooms and schoolhouses a bit less of the soft targets they were on Valentine’s Day, 2018.

Do you think they’ll be? I look forward to hearing your thoughts in the Comments section.

-Alex

 

See 3 more pieces from me:

WATCH: Parkland Survivor Confronts ‘Broward Coward’ Deputy – ‘You Let 17 People Die … Despicable.’

19-Year-Old Parkland Survivor Commits Suicide After Battling Survivor’s Guilt And PTSD

SURVIVOR’S GUILT: Just One Day After News Of Parkland Survivor’s Suicide, A 2nd Student Kills Himself

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Kyle Kashuv was one of the students who survived the fateful shooting at Stoneman Douglass High on February 14 of last year. While many of his fellow students went on to found the “March for Our Lives,” which promoted gun control with the help of many leftist organizations, Kashuv went to Washington to help make real reforms.

As such, Kashuv has earned a reputation as a gun rights warrior, so it was no surprise that he was invited to speak at the NRA gathering on Friday.

While many who promote gun rights have extensive knowledge of statistics and facts, Kashuv has very unique knowledge. He almost became one of those statistics. His perspective is soaked in first-hand experience, and as such, understands that while the presence of a gun in the wrong hands can be deadly, the absence of one can be just as bad, if not worse.

Giving his speech to the NRA gathering, Kashuv asked questions of those who push gun control. The questions were simple, but it’s one that they simply avoid.

“Gun control is not only ineffective, it’s entirely dangerous,” said Kashuv.

“Why is it that every time there’s a shooting by some crazy gunman do we turn and disarm law-abiding citizens?” asked Kashuv. “Gun control only disarms law abiding citizens. Gun control never disarms criminals.”

“Why is it that after every single school shooting we seek to raise the age [to purchase firearms] from 18 to 21?” asked Kashuv.

“Why are we making it so that a single mother, who’s 20 with two kids, shouldn’t be able to defend her children,” he continued.

“All we want is to go home and be able to defend our families. That’s all we want.”

Kashuv also highlighted the importance of teachers being armed, and noted that schools with armed staff have never had an incident.

However, Kashuv highlighted that at the end of the day the one who is best suited to defend himself is himself, as the government has proven it’s untrustworthy to do any such thing.

“But what’s more startling is between me and my peers,” said Kashuv, “it’s that February 14 was a real reality check. I learned that I have to defend myself and that the government failed me.”

Kashuv’s questions are very pertinent, and having them answered by any Democrat — not just the 2020 crop of would be presidents — would be a miracle. It’s not likely to happen since answering these questions would show the glaring holes in their argument.

It would wake people up to the truth. They are disarming law abiding citizens. They are trying to prohibit people old enough to decide how this country should be run the right to defend themselves. They are stopping a single mother with children, arguably the most vulnerable of citizens, from stopping anyone from harming her and her family.

Guns aren’t going away. They were written into the very foundations of our country. What Kashuv has highlighted very clearly is that in order to curb the gun problem in our nation, the first step is realizing that the gun is not the problem.

It’s the lack of one.

 

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