Teacher of the Year Met With Trump — But Then People Noticed She Was Bashing Him the Entire Time
New Mexico high school senior Will Riley organized the Stand for the Second demonstrations because he believes the media’s coverage of school walkouts after the tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, “depicted a united front from my generation and for my generation.”
“That’s a myth I wanted to dispel,” he explained to Fox News before pointing out the danger of recent calls to repeal the Second Amendment, including from former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.
Hear Riley’s message:
“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,” he said. “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.”
While Riley expects some pushback from schools that hosted and “encouraged” gun control demonstrations, he indicated that reactions to Stand for the Second from other students have been “overwhelmingly positive” so far.
Watch the demonstrations:
PRO-GUN WALKOUT: Close to 100 students at Cal High in San Ramon walked out of class today to show support for The Second Amendment. It’s part of a nationwide action called “Stand For The Second” to push back against calls for tougher gun laws following the #FloridaShooting @KTVU pic.twitter.com/c4Rb1Amwur
— Alex Savidge (@AlexSavidgeKTVU) May 2, 2018
In Michigan, for example, 18-year-old Zach Bell will participate because he believes that “we wouldn’t be the country that we are today” without firearms. At his school, students will also observe a moment of silence for slain law enforcement officers, veterans, and first responders.
The Stand for the Second demonstrations come after Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School students organized the massive March for Our Lives in Washington, D.C., to call for stricter gun laws, which left many pro-Second Amendment students feeling left out.
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