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“A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the People to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” On December 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the Constitution) was adopted, having been ratified by three-fourths of the states. THE SECOND AMENDMENT WAS CREATED so that the states could form militias or armies to destroy insurrections or slave rebellions BECAUSE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAD NO STANDING MILITARY at that time. “I am not an advocate for frequent changes in laws and Constitutions. But laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind. As that becomes more developed, more enlightened, as new discoveries are made, new truths discovered and manners and opinions change, with the change of circumstances, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times.” – Thomas Jefferson What Jefferson was saying was laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress. As human situations and technological advancements develop and we have awareness of truths of the impacts on citizens, with these changes, institutions must advance also to keep pace with the times. The individual right to arms was written when the commonly available firearm was a muzzle loading rifle or pistol… not a high powered semi-automatic weapon with high capacity magazine that can keep firing as quick as one can squeeze the trigger and clip changed to 30 more shells. Someone getting into a school or church with a muzzle loader could be stopped when reloading, dramatically reducing injuries and deaths.

First of all, how dare you of all people, assume everyone in this discussion is an adult…I figured you would know better than to assume. Secondly, I’m not afraid personally. I’m pissed that the school board, specific teachers and the parents/guardians allowed these children to politicized and taken advantage of for the benefit of their own freedoms, personally safeties and of course their pay checks/status. I would never and have never asked, prompted or encouraged a child, and yes they are children, to discuss abandonment debate such matters as serious as this particularly topic. It’s obvious where you stand. You of all people feel very strongly about inclusiveness and non diacrimamtory actions, and yet you are in support of children being used as props and puppets for a mature audiences own personal gains.

You must not have children, and I’m sorry that you don’t. They are wonderful. Parents however do everything in their power to protect them for as long as they can, even until the parent passes away. The people in this discussion truely care about all of their rights, even yours Maryann. We don’t want to lose one right, for fead we lose more in the future. The NRA teaches and preaches gun safety just as much as AAA teaches and preaches car/motorcycle safety. The populace does not want AAA closed when their is a single car accident involving fatalities. Do both parties have an agenda that they push that they also profit from?..yes of course. But in this wonderful country with so many rights and freedoms, we are lucky to have these entities to contact when we have concerns and needs for such very mature things as driving and guns. Want is important to me is not important to you, and I don’t expect you to care. But I care about many things that are important to everyone and all of their rights should absolutely be granted. Our Founding Fathers were mere men, but genius’ and I’m so thankful to be in this country.

Student walkouts have been planned for Wednesday 3/14 in some area schools as a way to bring local attention to mass shootings in schools, as well as other venues like churches and concerts. At this time, these won’t be traditional protest demonstrations with bullhorns and marches, merely informative speeches and the optic of unity of one of the groups most affected by mass shootings. Some of these demonstrations won’t even be outside, after school officials raised concerns about the safety of the students if radical groups of “gun people” ginned up by the NRA indulge in intimidation tactics or worse. Some school districts have said that the students who participate in the demonstration or walkouts will be subject to at the least an “unexcused absence” up to more severe “punishment”. Isn’t it curious that the revered government public education system that has been lax in protecting students from bullying up to gun massacres doesn’t want those most affected to bring public attention to schools incompetence on the issue? One would think the US educational would use this for a teaching moment, being that this nation was founded on protest! I suppose when a protest of this sort is an indictment on the government educational system… school administrations… etc… it’s subject to the cover up and self-preservation of “the system” that has failed. It is encouraging to see this generation has a strong morality and a sturdy spine to stand up and fight like we haven’t seen since student involvement in the civil rights movement and the Vietnam war protests. Stay strong… fight hard!! … like your life and your friends’ lives depends on it!!