The liberty principle for this Freedom Friday concerns the fact that I have not seen the face of a certain young man from the Florida high school on Facebook or in my email. I personally was tired of looking at his angry eyes and being told that I am a terrible person – adult, white, NRA member, gun owner, Christian.
I am seeing instead young men and women who are not in favor of stricter gun control. They are honest enough to recognize that it was not the gun the caused the massacre in Florida. They know that it was a young man who is mentally ill who pulled the trigger. They know that several government agencies failed on multiple occasions to help the young man. They know that it had nothing to do with the National Rifle Association.
Zachary Schneider, a student at Woodland Park High School in Colorado participated in a pro-Second Amendment walkout at his school. He said that he did so in order to demonstrate that not all students are calling for tougher gun control laws. “It’s all over the news right now that all students hate guns. I wanted to show that not all students feel that way.”
More and more pro-Second Amendment students are speaking up and being heard. Good for them. We need their voices and their strength. We must protect and preserve our right to defend ourselves.