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High School Students to Have a PRO-GUN Walkout
Who knew Isaac Newton's "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction" would apply to political and cultural discourse just as much as it applies to physics. In reaction to the Parkland Cast of High School Musical 7: Oops We Did it Again, a student is asking for a national school walk out in support of the Second Amendment. Take it away, Will Riley:
From Fox News:
Some 400 schools are expected to participate in walkouts at 10 a.m. for 16 minutes, Will Riley, the high school senior who organized the national Stand for the Second demonstrations, told Fox News.
Riley, an 18-year-old who attends Carlsbad High School in New Mexico, thought media coverage of the school walkouts following the Parkland high school massacre “depicted a united front from my generation and for my generation” in support of more gun control.
But as we've seen in politics, people cannot be so easily grouped into monoliths which all think the same. Echoing each other's talking points as if they're but drones marching in unison like The Borg. Or feminists screaming about the patriarchy. Beauty standards. Combs.
The response to the walkouts has been “overwhelmingly positive” from other students, Riley said. But he does expect some pushback from schools -- including ones that hosted and “encouraged” the gun control demonstrations, he said. For that, Riley said he hopes to put students in touch with lawyers “if they are being unfairly targeted for viewpoint discrimination by schools.”
Leftists may scream the shrillest and stomp the loudest, but they're far from occupying the majority. What Riley is saying about "overwhelmingly positive" is anecdotal, yes, but Riley's pro-gun march is more in line with American values than Hoggermeyerweiner's Dastardly Gang of Dimwitted Tweens. We have evidence proving my assertion:
- Thanks, David Hogg! NRA Breaks 15 Year Fundraising Record
- Another #MarchForOurLives Fail: NRA PAC Donations Skyrocket
- #MarchForOurLives Fail: Interest in NRA Membership Actually Surged
- Gun Sales Soar As Leftists, Parkland Activists Demand More Gun Control
The real question is will the pro-gun walkout get near the attention as the #MarchForOurLives protests? Will the pro-gun walkout have Hollywood speakers and wall-to-wall media coverage? Rhetorical questions all.
Now, is another march the answer? Probably not. It's symbolic in nature just like the March for Our Lives. But at least Riley is trying to disrupt the narrative.