Students Are Useful Pawns For Gun Control Zealots

The Parkland students organizing "The March for Our Lives" are being used by the gun control advocates and the MSM

Today, students from around the country will converge on Washington D.C. and other locations for the “March for Our Lives” rallies. The organizers are survivors of the horrific February 14th shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that resulted in the deaths of 17 people, both students and faculty members.

These rallies will receive massive media attention, which is in stark contrast to the press blackout that is given to the tens of thousands of students who visit our Nation’s Capital every year for the “March for Life” rally. The reason for this double standard is obvious. The liberal media agree with the students advocating increased gun control but oppose those supporting a pro-life agenda.

The Parkland, Florida students are being supported by an impressive array of Hollywood stars and Democratic Party leaders. George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey both donated $500,000 to this cause. Clooney declared his support for the students, telling them that their efforts are making him “proud of my country again.”

Of course, the message from the rallies will be centered on imposing stricter gun control measures across the country. These students and their financial backers want an array of new laws passed, including a ban on assault rifles, more advanced background checks and an increase in the age limit to 21 for the purchase of firearms.

This agenda fits nicely with the aims of liberal media outlets such as Time Magazine, which featured five pro-gun control students on its latest cover. Interestingly, Stoneman Douglas high school students who are supporters of the Second Amendment were not invited to participate in the cover shoot. In fact, one of them, Kyle Kashuv, was scheduled to appear as a guest on CNN, but his interview was canceled when his anti-gun control viewpoint was discovered. Sadly, in our current biased media environment, there is no interest in healthy debate and discussion, only indoctrination.

Despite the media narrative, the tragedy at Stoneman Douglas High School was not caused by the National Rifle Association or the Second Amendment. It resulted from a series of mistakes by local law enforcement and the FBI. The killer, Nicolas Cruz, was identified twice to the FBI as a potential school shooter. These warnings were ignored. Local police made over three dozen visits to Cruz’s home to check on various complaints lodged against him. Despite these clear indications of trouble, Cruz was never arrested, so he was able to legally purchase a firearm. To prevent another school shooting, we need to enforce the laws already on the books and take seriously warnings about potential school shooters.

Another crucial step that needs to be taken is for all schools in America to improve security. This includes armed guards, limiting entry to school buildings and installing metal detectors at entrances. Also, interested teachers should be allowed to receive training and carry concealed firearms in schools. This is another layer of protection for students in case security guards are not nearby or are unable or unwilling to act when a shooting takes place.

At Stoneman Douglas School, an armed security guard refused to enter the school building and engage the shooter. Fortunately, at Great Mills High School in Maryland this week there was a different outcome. In this case, a student brought a gun to school and shot two classmates. Thankfully, the school resource officer engaged the student, eliminated the threat and saved many lives.

It was another case of a “good guy” with a gun ending the murderous plans of a “bad guy” with a gun. This is exactly what happened in Alexandria, Virginia last summer when two U.S. Capitol Police officers engaged a shooter who was intent on killing Republican congressmen at a baseball practice. The Capitol Police officers killed the gunman, thus saving lives and displaying the value of trained individuals with firearms protecting lives.

To prevent another mass shooting, we need to arm and train more Americans, improve security at schools and other facilities and eliminate “gun free zones.” In almost every one of these mass shootings, the killers chose “gun free zones” such as schools to commit their heinous crimes. It is important to note that these lunatics did not choose to launch their attacks at gun shows or police stations, knowing they would be met with quick and overwhelming return fire.

Hopefully, students and other Americans advocating real school security measures and opposing gun control will make their voices heard. While it will not receive as much media attention, it is vitally important to organize this movement. For the preservation of our country, the Second Amendment must not be infringed. Clearly, the stakes in this debate could not be higher.

Jeff Crouere is a native New Orleanian and his award winning program, “Ringside Politics,” airs locally at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and at 10:00 p.m. Sundays on PBS affiliate WLAE-TV, Channel 32, and from 7-11 a.m. weekdays on WGSO 990-AM & www.Wgso.com. He is a political columnist, the author of America's Last Chance and provides regular commentaries on the Jeff Crouere YouTube channel and on www.JeffCrouere.com. For more information, email him at jeff@jeffcrouere.com

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Thebrave
Thebrave

All this bullshit needs to come to an end.
•Yes, David Hogg was three miles away when this shooting occurred.
•Yes, these students did suffer a tragedy.
So now lets move on with the bullshit.
Why is it that David Hogg is being used as a puppet by the Obama Administration( The Far Left), The Democratic Party, George Soros, the Immature Overpaid Hollywood Crybabies and many more.
All these children that have suffered this tragedy and all the younger generations on social media are now all being used to bring democracy in this Country (NWO).
I know im going hear, what are you smoking, or did you miss your meds, and my answer to you is no, maybe you need to check yours and get off the Obama Era.
These kids do have a right to their opinions on gun control safety and laws, but that should be it.
It should not go any further than that, by using them as puppets.
These kids have only seen two Presidential terms with one President that had a mission for NWO, but he failed by not get Hillary in office, and now this is the reason for the shadow government and corruption in this Country today.
All this was nothing more than another staged massacre shooting and David Hogg is being used by all the one's listed above.
Its really sad.
And you say all this is not about taking guns away from the honest Americans, thats bullshit.

☆☆☆ I found this very very interesting.☆☆☆

☆The March for Our Lives was mostly women.
☆Contrary to what’s been reported in many media accounts, the D.C. March for Our Lives crowd was not primarily made up of teenagers.
☆Only about 10 percent of the participants were under 18.
☆The average age of the adults in the crowd was just under 49 years old.
☆But unsurprisingly, it was still a very liberal crowd: 79 percent identified as “left-leaning” and 89 percent reported voting for Hillary Clinton.
☆☆SO NOW WE SEE IT WAS THE HILLARY CLINTON LOVERS THAT ARE THE PUPPET MASTERS ALONG WITH GEORGE SOROS AND ALL THE IMMATURE OVERPAID HOLLYWOOD CRYBABIES THAT ARE MARCHING FOR NEW WORLD ORDER AND SHOWING ALL OF THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS ON SOCIAL MEDIA THEIR IGNORANCE.

Philip Carino
Philip Carino

When did it the media start become slaves of greedy corporations? Did US Antitrust laws failed us by letting one mogul eat up another that only a handful control the same media outlets? This has resulted in bias mainly to the left that you see perpetuate not just news but entertainment (I remember seeing so many movies priming us with a female leader/president before Nov 2016). It's just the way it will be unless something's done by those who control these big media outfits. Same is true with the conservatives really and the Murdochs. What we need are impartial media owned by uncompromised people who are tolerant of people's differing views and opinions.

Pat Greer
Pat Greer

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It is unfortunate that our media is sole focused on pushing agenda driven media. I recall a time when our news outlets wanted to share information that reflected multiple sides to educate the viewer rather than push a divisive agenda. I'm constantly surprised by how mad people get by this rhetoric as if the motives weren't obvious. Instead of being mature adults and creating a narrative that seeks to point out the agenda driven media people tend to focus on the agenda as a tool of the political party they seek to oppose. Truth is the media wants us to fight amongst ourselves and the are doing a phenomenal job perpetuating this fake war.

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