In a speech to the Virginia ratifying convention in 1788, George Mason, co-Father of the United States Bill of Rights, said the following: “…when the resolution of enslaving America was formed in Great Britain, the British Parliament was advised by an artful man [Sir William Keith], who was governor of Pennsylvania, to disarm the people; that it was the best and most effectual way to enslave them; but that they should not do it openly, but weaken them, and let them sink gradually, by totally disusing and neglecting the militia.” –Elliot 3:380. Even at America’s conception, the idea of stripping people of their arms was used as a mean of enslavement.
Is it any wonder that progressive left-wing people try to limit the right to bear arms? That is the question presented to you. Whenever a mass-shooting occurs like Columbine, Aurora or Newtown, the issue always arises on how such tragedies can be prevented. The arguments never really change; the Conservative side says tougher penalties should be in place for gun crimes, the Liberal side says “no one needs and AR-15” and “Weapons of war have no place on our streets.”
Going back to George Mason’s quote, can we not infer from people like Piers Morgan and Mike Bloomberg that what they really want is to disarm people? Their logic is that by taking away guns from people, the crime rates will go down and America will be safer. Take a look at cities like Chicago and Washington D.C. and you can obviously see that restricting people’s right to bear arms is self-defeating.
There is no question that these people do not want you and me to have firearms. However, what about the culture that the left creates to further advance that agenda? All we need to do is look at what is happening in the public school system. Let’s take a look at just a few examples of the insanity that happens in the public school system involving guns.
In March, 2013, a Maryland school boy, just 7 years old, was suspended for making his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun. The school used the logic that it was menacing and threatening to other students, though no such panic ever occurred.
In May, 2013, a 6 year-old kindergarten student in Massachusetts was given detention and forced to apologize for bringing a Lego gun, no bigger than a quarter, on his school bus. Another student told the bus driver, and the driver claimed the student caused “quite a disturbance.”
In April, 2013, in my home state of New York, a 10 year-old’s father had his pistol license suspended and his firearms were all but confiscated. Under advice of his counsel, he transferred all 15 of his pistols to a friend and all long barreled rifles to a gun shop to prevent his property from being confiscated. What was the offense? His son and another boy were allegedly talking about a water gun and a BB gun, possibly going to someone’s house with them.
The last case, some questioning would have been justified, but suspending his father’s pistol license and attempting to confiscate his firearms? Where is the logic in that? This last case is especially concerning to me, as it involved my county police department, and gives perspective on its view towards 2nd amendment rights.
These cases all say something about the public school education system, and what kind of culture is being taught to American kids. Our Constitutional rights are not being taught to the kids; they are being shunned and taught as something dangerous.
In another story, a 5th grade Philadelphia student made a piece of paper into the shape of a gun; when her fellow students saw it, they all started screaming “murderer!” at her. When she tried to explain it was not a gun, the teacher would not listen, and continued to reprimand her. Actions like this demonstrate the effects of the anti-gun culture create in public schools.
Seeing how anti-gun the public school system has become, what happens when these kids grow up and become the norm for society? Will they want to own guns and use them in self-defense, or even for sporting/hunting? Of course they will not. After years of a culture that demonizes the 2nd amendment, these future adults will not only have no desire to own a gun, but attempt to force others not to own them as well. Going back to George Mason’s concept, will our government even have to disarm the people if they desired to enslave us, or we will have already disarmed ourselves?
A recent story has arisen that further proves this extreme anti-gun culture in the public school system. In a Nebraska pre-school, a 3 year-old deaf boy has been told he must change the way he uses sign language to display his name. The reason? His name in sign language looks too much like a gun and “violates the school’s weapons policy.” Not much else really has to be said about the insanity of this claim. This case really shows the epitome of this insane anti-gun culture. Read the story below.