2018-02-26 17:34:46 UTC
Civilian Disarmament Agitprop for Kids, By Kids
BY DEAN WEINGARTEN |FEB 24, 2018 |53 COMMENTS
Children at CNN Town Hall Meeting on gun control (courtesy theatlantic.com)
The advocates of disarming the American people have always used emotional
“arguments” to pass legislation, before calm and rational discussion can
take place. They do so for two reasons: emotions subvert honest discussion
and honest discussion is the enemy. Whenever there’s a fact-based discussion
on the merits, Second Amendment supporters win. How low can their opponents
go? . . .
Their now-standard ploy (so common it has become a joke): “Do it for the
children!” The antis use this for every possible policy prescription. It’s
their standard call and it’s become meaningless. At this point, any anti-gun
rights law or regulation is “for the children.”
But what that argument needs is . . . children.
In the wake of the Parkland High School spree killing, gun control advocates
are trying a new tactic. Instead of having adults push for childish
policies, they are having children push for childish policies.
The children are sincere. But they are children, ignorant of the debate,
arguing from emotion, being used by political operatives. From mlive.com:
ANN ARBOR, MI – High school students have taken charge of the national
conversation on gun control and school safety in the past week, and now Ann
Arbor Public Schools officials are looking for ways to support local
students in continuing that work.
Students at Ann Arbor’s five high schools participated in a walkout the
afternoon of Wednesday, Feb. 21 – joining students across the country in
commemorating the one-week anniversary of the mass shooting at Marjory
Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people
“After the other mass shootings, we didn’t have survivors of the incident
come forth and take political action like we have now,” said Board Vice
President Susan Baskett.
Trustee Jessica Kelly said this feels like a “tipping point,” and she asked
for ideas on how the school district could amplify the voices of students,
teachers and parents on issues related to school safety and gun control.
Susan Baskett must have missed Gabby Giffords campaign, or the Brady
campaign or the efforts using Virginia Tech survivor Colin Goddard by the
The media enabled only certain survivors to come forth and take political
action. Survivors that do not agree with the dominant media’s talking points
and agenda are not given a platform. From dailymail.co.uk:
Haab said was planning to ask about school safety, and the possibility of
using veterans as armed security guards in schools, but the questions were
rejected by CNN.
After allegedly being told he had to ask a scripted question, Haab decided
not to attend the town hall.
CNN denies the assertion. But another father of a Stoneman Douglas High
School student accused CNN of seeking out survivors who wanted to talk about
gun control. From dailycaller.com:
“I actually spoke to a CNN producer on Thursday, the day after the shooting,
and the producer insinuated to me that they were looking for people who were
willing to espouse a certain narrative, which was taking the tragedy and
turning it into a policy debate,” Klein claimed. “And I read that as being a
gun control debate.”
CNN’s support for restrictions on gun ownership and is apparent to anyone
who watches the channel. CNN anchor Don Lemon is not shy about his views.
“Anyone with any sense knows that this is the one common denominator that
America has, the sickness that we have, is having this much access to guns.
Especially this much access,” Lemon said. “Don’t tell me it’s not time to
talk about it. You talk to those people down in Florida who lost their loved
ones, they’ll tell you it’s time to talk about it.”
In another segment, Lemon said that the right time to talk about gun control
was, in fact, “weeks, months, years or decades ago.”
Lemon consistently implies that extreme restrictions on gun ownership would
solve mass murder in the United States, even though such restrictions have
not done so in other countries.
CNN’s gave a platform to far left commentator, Van Jones. He calls the
effort a children’s crusade. He writes:
Let the children come. Let them lead. Let them create the future they
demand. Let us help them every step of the way. And let us live in the world
For decades, the United States has had voluminous “conversations” about gun
control. As a result, the right to keep and bear arms has been restricted
and, in some places, removed.
The Internet has changed the game: the public now has instant access to
unfiltered facts and educated, informed opinion. So the antis are resorting
to the rhetorical equivalent of throwing a tantrum about firearms freedom,
and encouraging Americans to do the same. It is as if they read Orwell’s
dystopian novel, 1984, and are using it as a playbook. “Ignorance is
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