Friday, August 30, 2019

Colo. Student Disciplined over gun photo

Check out this story about a high school student in Colorado who was excited about going shooting with his mother.

He posted about in on Snapchat, and some snowflake complained through the school hotline, resulting in a visit by police and school discipline while the school "investigated".

None of us wants violence or "gun violence", but this type of nonsense is insane. All because of an anonymous report.

Gun Education in Schools

Can the word "gun" be mentioned in the Richland 2 School District?

If you would like an idea of the insanity spreading through the United States, read this article, Campus Scary, that was published in the May 2019 issue of America's 1st Freedom, one of the publications of the NRA. Now, before you pre-judge the content, read the article.

Read the examples of threats and discipline on campuses in the U.S. Does this scare you? It should.

I recall in about February 2018, after the shooting at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School (Parkland, Fla.), I addressed the Richland 2 School Board and requested a survey of parents, teachers, staff and community members on the topic of arming teachers.

Note the phrasing of my request. It was for a survey.

At that same meeting two parents rose to their feet and also addressed the school board (and were allowed to do so without having signed up before 6:30PM to speak). They said they did not want guns in the schools.

Hello? Did I say I wanted guns in the schools? No, I requested a survey.

Did it happen? Absolutely not.

But there are guns in Richland 2 Schools now, and I don't mean just the guns carried by the SROs. At the August 13th School Board meeting, there was a man wearing a cap and a shirt with a Richland 2 Emergency Services logo. When I looked closely, there was a telltale bulge on his belt under his shirt and later, when he was walking away from me, the shirt rode up in the back and revealed the butt of his semi-automatic pistol in an inside-the-belt holster.

All I learned about him was that he was an Assistant Manager. I presumed of the Emergency Services Department of the District. So, why is he armed but not in a uniform that identifies him clearly as Richland 2 Security?

What are your thoughts about guns, gun safety, safe-firearms-handing classes, and education about firearms? Should there be classes in Firearms Safety in our schools? Can gun-related topics be discussed in Richland 2 schools?