Shot up but not shut up

| 27 Feb 2018 | 06:29

    It’s amazing to watch freedom play itself out. We are now aware that a school superintendent in Texas has threatened pupils with suspension should they exercise their constitutional rights. A brutal slaughter that left so many people dead was apparently just the beginning of a battle. Students are now seeing even their free speech being attacked. What is happening is that the first amendment is being attacked by the second amendment fanatics, these individuals actually believe in guns above free speech!
    The right to bear arms was imbedded in the concept of using them to protect our rights, not the destruction of our rights. It’s clear we now need that, “well organized militia”, to protect us from the lawless individuals with their high volume magazines and war weapons.
    This school superintendent has preempted any actions by students by telling them that they will be suspended should they have the courage to stand up and say, “Enough”! We should all admire the fact that while these young people are frightened, they are still brave enough to speak up for their own safety and a better nation. It’s terrific that they are fighting back after this carnage. We’d better pray this younger generation won’t be silenced by blind authority.
    The NRA says people who want gun controls are against individual rights, I ask what about the right to be alive! The superintendent says students will not be allowed to demonstrate during school hours. I ask why not? They are being murdered during school hours!
    Mike La Rose