Kirsters Baish| There have been some serious pushes from the left against the Second Amendment following the Parkland, Florida mass shooting. Pro-gun control organizations all over the country continue to try and strip us of our rights, but many Americans aren’t buying into it. We saw students stand up in support of the Second Amendment this past Wednesday when young Americans from 400 schools across the nation participated in a Walkout.
From The Daily Caller:
“Stand for the Second” organizer and high school senior Will Reilly orchestrated a protest in which students across the country walked out of classrooms in support of the second amendment. According to the website of the movement, “The suggested time for the walkout is 10 AM on 5.2.18”
Reilly put the walkout together because he saw the media pushing one view on young impressionable Americans. He felt that the media was only covering gun control advocates after the Parkland shooting. He stated that the media “depicted a united front from my generation and for my generation” that was anti-Second Amendment, which is a representation that he hopes to reverse, Fox News reports.
“I think all of our constitutional rights are important, but I think the Second Amendment is somewhat special in that it’s meant to protect the others,” Reilly stated. “It’s so important right now because no one is calling to repeal the other amendments, but if you repeal one, then you set the precedent that it’s something you can do.”
The Washington Times reports:
“I’m seeing people saying, ‘We need to do something, we’ve got to enact some kind of legislation because this is for the kids.’ Well, I’m also the kids, and I don’t like that,” Mr. Riley told the Washington Times. “And there are other people like me. The other kids haven’t spoken yet.”
The 18-year-old senior from Carlsbad High School in Carlsbad, New Mexico, decided to do something about it by launching Stand for the Second, a May 2 school walkout designed to give a voice to “the other kids,” namely those who support the Second Amendment.
He pushed other students to talk to their local police departments in order to make sure that there were no issues.
The “Stand for the Second” website lays out the framework of their ideas. They explained why they decided to choose 16 minutes to walkout. Americandailynews.org reports, “In the spirit of civility with school districts around the country, we are asking for one minute less than the other side received. Additionally, it is estimated that in the US each year 1.5 million people use a firearm to defend themselves. Break that down to 16 minutes, and you have 91 people using a gun responsibly and correctly. We want to draw attention to the people who are legally and effectively exercising their rights.”
Fox Business interviewed the student about his event.
Will Riley, the high school senior who organized the national 'Stand for the Second,' discusses the upcoming walk out to show support for the 2nd Amendment: pic.twitter.com/zgGgThzpXS
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The mainstream media avoided the event as best they could despite the fact that schools from 40 states were involved. No media bias? Not sure about that one.