This could very well be the dumbest gun-related nontroversy of the week. Though there are always many. But, congratulations America! This time, it’s Canada’s stupidity. That’s one for us, eh?
A student was suspended for posting this picture on Facebook.
No, it wasn’t for the awful trigger control. Finger off the trigger, hoss! Apparently someone notified the school of this “threatening photo” and the school – because zero tolerance policies trump all common sense – suspended the kid because eww…a gun.
Here’s the rub though? That scary picture? It was taken AT THE SCHOOL. Yes really. Mockery at this point almost seems unsporting…
The problem however is the pictures were taken with members of the Canadian Armed Forces who were at Brysen’s school, for career day. “The army came to his career class and the end of September he posted pictures on his Facebook and then I get a message saying he can’t come to school because there was guns and stuff on it.”
Once the school learned the facts – because the proper thing to do is to punish someone before learning the facts – they told the student he could come back to school. How sweet of them. Apparently posing with an unloaded gun…at school…in front of a member of the Canadian Armed Forces who handed you the unloaded gun and took the picture for you…isn’t so scary after all. Turns out that the knee-jerk, zero tolerance policy toward anything gun-related… was flat-out wrong.
You know how we talk about how the speech police leads to the thought police? Here it is. We hate to say “told you so…” But… well, you know how this ends. Watch the video below to see students themselves fight to end free speech as we know it.