On March 14 students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida staged a walkout to protest gun laws. Considering the horrific horror they were subjected to, their emotion-filled sentiments are understandable, their actions are not.
Their example sparked similar protests across the nation as the news media elevated them to the status of, in Ben Shapiro’s words, “untouchable moral authorities.” What was wrong with these protests?
A son asked his mother…
A son asked his mother if he could join the walkout. She asked him what he wanted to protest and he said, “Gun laws; they need to change.” So his mother asked him what are the gun laws, and he replied he did not know, but they need to change.
His mother said, “Then no, you may not protest in ignorance. You don’t protest just because everyone else is doing it. Yes, what is happening in our schools is wrong, and scary, and sad, and yes, some things need to change, but you must educate yourself before you can be an agent of change. I’m all about protesting for change, for justice, and being passionate about a cause; I’m not about blindly following the crowd in ignorance.”
This is the very point God was making to Moses when He said, “You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice,” Exodus 23:2.
The cause of justice is never advanced through ignorance, emotion-filled peer pressure, or mob rule; these tend to pervert justice not establish it. A proper reading of the Second Amendment to the Constitution in its historical context reveals it was not adopted to protect a citizen’s right to hunt, but to protect himself from the tyranny of an oppressive government.
The cause of justice is never advanced through ignorance, emotion-filled peer pressure, or mob rule; these tend to pervert justice not establish it.
Some of these students, encouraged by the agenda of a liberal media, have blamed the National Rifle Association for school shootings because of its lobbying at all levels of government. But I am not aware of a single school shooting that was carried out by a member of the NRA, an organization that promotes the legal, responsible use of firearms. In fact, if everyone who owned a firearm followed its guidelines there would be no school shootings.
If what I am reading is correct every school shooter to date grew up in a home without the influence of a father, and every school shooter was either a student or former student of the school he shot up.
It seems if you want to end school shootings you should take students out of school and enroll them in the NRA. That is not meant to be a political statement; it’s a conclusion based on a simple observation of the facts.
What we are witnessing…
What we are witnessing is the breakdown of the home and individual, moral responsibility in our society, and it is reflected in the schools. It will take more than fewer firearms, some new laws, and a few walkouts to fix this.