We Need Stronger Second Amendment Education

For years, liberals have inched their way towards public school domination in this country. Even under Republican administrations, school curricula have veered to the left, changing what teachers teach in subtle ways intended to indoctrinate politically as much as educate. It’s time to start fighting back, and the Second Amendment is as good a place to start as any.

South Carolina is leading the charge. A proposed bill sent up by Republican state representative Alan Clemmons is asking for Second Amendment requirements in the state’s curricula. “The second amendment should be freely debated in schools and instead the second amendment is being squelched in our schools,” said Clemmons.

Clemmons began working on the Second Amendment Education Act of 2015 after hearing the story of a Summerville student who was punished for writing a story about shooting a dinosaur. Aghast at the state of zero-tolerance in his state’s schools, he decided the time was right to take a different approach. His bill proposes setting aside three weeks for high-schoolers to learn about the history of the Second Amendment, why it was put into the Bill of Rights, and why it’s important today.

Naturally, the bill is being met with criticism from those who think gun education is dangerous. Others think the focus should be on gun safety rather than the Second Amendment specifically. I understand those concerns, and I think there’s room in the curriculum for that as well. If we’re going to be a nation that prizes our right to guns, there’s no reason why kids shouldn’t be taught the basics of safety. After all, isn’t that exactly what liberals wanted when they made their push against abstinence education? Hardly seems like they could argue against it in this scenario, although I’m sure they will.

Teaching the Real Story

A story out of Illinois last year demonstrated why this kind of bill should find its way into every state. A father of a seventh-grader was disturbed to find the following explanation of the Second Amendment in his child’s Common Core workbook:

This amendment states that people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and they have not been in prison.

Of course, that is a gross misrepresentation of the amendment. There’s nothing in there about “certain weapons,” registering those weapons, or being in prison. This is liberal propaganda at its worst, effectively trying to sway young minds by teaching them a false version of American history.

Another school in Connecticut was criticized for passing out worksheets to eighth-graders that said, “The courts have consistently determined that the Second Amendment does not ensure each individual the right to bear arms.”

It’s obvious why this kind of indoctrination is so dangerous. A generation of kids will grow up believing that the Second Amendment is little more than a historical document, meant for colonists and not for modern-day Americans. When that belief reaches the tipping point, launching an all-out ban on gun ownership will be easy.

Kids deserve to be taught the truth about our nation’s history, our Constitution, and our rights as American citizens. Hopefully, South Carolina’s push for thoughtful gun education will be successful.

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  1. Alice-Annette Schultz

    I wonder how many people really think through the status of people back when that amendment was written? The idea of a well-armed militia meant that every man, be he farmer, shop keeper, plowman, or dignitary had his rifle and his ammo ready! Do you seriously think the government back then “outfitted” the volunteers when they showed up with guns and ammo and uniforms? How stupid can we be? In fact, our guys showed up in their overalls, with their guns AND their own homemade ammo to fight against the Red Coats! In fact, England was sorely ticked off and bewildered that a group of rabble such as they considered we Americans to be could outdo their regulated and trained army!!!!
    Get real – this question of “are we only allowed certain weapons”, or the govt trying to claim this meant a “regulated, funded, and outfitted” army are so off base, they aren’t even in the ballpark!
    The truth of the matter is – Our Second Amendment was deliberately placed in the Bill of Rights so we could protect ourselves from just such an imposing govt as the British, and still today when we have those in our govt hell-bent on taking our rights and our freedoms from us!!!

  2. NOT ONLY THE 2ND AMENDMENT , BUT ALL OF OUR AMENDMENTS SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOLS.

    PLUS THE CONSTITUTION , DECLARATION OF THE UNITED STATES, AND THE PREAMBLE OF THE CONSTITUTION. THESE YOUNG PEOPLE TODAY ARE OUR FUTURE, THEY SHOULD LEARN WHAT IT TOOK FOR THIS GREAT COUNTRY TO BE WHAT IT IS TODAY, ALL THE SACRIFICES PEOPLE HAD TO ENDURE WITH ALL THE WARS THIS COUNTRY WAS INVOLVED IN, THE FRIENDS, FAMILY MEMBERS, NEIGHBORS THAT SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR EVERY ONE TO LIVE FREE. I FOR ONE FOUGHT FOR MY COUNTRY AND I AM DAMN PROUD OF IT. I TOOK THE OATH TO PROTECT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES, I WILL DEFEND IT TILL THE DAY I DIE. I THINK NONE OF THIS WOULD NEVER HAVE COME ABOUT IF THE DUMB ASSES WOULD NOT HAVE VOTED FOR OBUMMER. THE P.O.S. I WOULD RATHER DIE ON MY FEET THEN LIVE ON MY KNEES BOWING DOWN TO THAT DICTATOR IN THE W.H.

    • dusty WAY TO GO! Thank YOU for YOUR input. You folks are taking the words out of my mouth and heart. Way t’go ye all! This is fabulous.

  3. Seems how Obama can not pass E-verify why should it be Ok for Obama to sign new Gun laws .. Fare as i am concerned until Obama proves who he really is Obama new Gun law or any new laws mean nothing to me and i will not abide by any new laws Obama signs

    • Any law or edict passed by the Demrats since 2008 should be invalidated, and may be, if we can get the RINOS to act like American patriots, and join the real patriots in Congress.

  4. We need to open store front constitutional education stores in every city and town in the country. It could be supported by guns rights groups and volunteers.

    • That’s a great idea. But how to get that idea to everyone across the US?

      • Alice-Annette Schultz

        Start small and encourage others to join in wherever they are. I like the idea and wonder if it can be done on college campuses??? hummmm!

        • I don’t think it can. The reason i say that is–my grand daughter’s History teacher was teaching on the vietnam war and she told her teacher that her grand dad was in the Vietnam War. So he was very excited to hear that and ask her if she could bring anything in to show the class. So my husband sent in a book with lots of pictures and info in it that told what the war was about. The pictures were so you could actually vision what really happen. It’s a rare book. Also he sent in a few pictures of him self and one with his unit. He was 101st Airborne , Screaming Eagles, 2 tours. He enlisted at 17 yrs old. His Dad had to sign for him to go in because he wasn’t 18 yet. (a couple months away} He was not drafted. Anyway the teacher was so interested in finding out more about Vietnam – he ask our grand daughter to ask her grand dad would he come in and speak to the class and answer questions. The whole class wanted him to come in. The teacher said he would have to get the approval and let her know when he could come in. Well…..she ask her teacher the next week about it cause he had not mentioned it and the teacher said He couldn’t get the approval. She ask why and he said because the school said we should stick to our school text books. So i think the colleges don’t want anyone coming in and telling the students any truths (or opinions as they put it.) I can see their point one way. Their are some folks you wouldn’t want talking to your kids, they might have issues and go over board with opinions instead of facts. (Like some in our government now.) God Bless

          • Alice-Annette Schultz

            What a shame, and what a loss at the same time. Interesting thing is how the pictures would have told the whole truth and heaven forbid our young people should ever hear it! Thanks for your reply.

  5. People who “think” gun education is dangerous likely think that any education, as opposed to propagandizing, is dangerous too.

    • Alice-Annette Schultz

      This is quite true. Just look at the dumbing down of not just our children, but people in colleges all over the country. Especially those taking civics or government of any sort. And let’s not forget history in our younger kids! Mercy, next thing you know they will be saying that the Revolutionary War here in America never happened!!!

  6. Proud US vet/American

    The 2nd Amendment is part of our Constitution, and part of our society. It is a fundamental cornerstone of American history, society and everyday life! It is the one/only part of American law and culture that was put in place to protect ALL of the other parts OF American society. It was created to protect “we the people” from the attacks of a “Tyrannical government”. It was created to protect our domestic infrastructure and our way of life from outside attacks from governments and religious factions that would destroy and take over our way of life in this country. It was created to protect our fundamental rights to FREEDOM and LIBERTY in this country and the world. These fundamental building blocks of our country are being chipped away at by force’s from within our own government. They are under attack from domestic “Muslim extremists” within our country and from abroad. Make no mistake about it, America is under attack from the radical “Islam extremists” and their followers.
    If our beloved America is going to continue to survive as the “Beacon of Freedom” for the world, “We the people”, the American Patriot “Minutemen” must heed the call to arms, and stand as one to fight and defeat this EVIL in our America! This is the ONLY way this insidious sickness is going to be cleansed from the streets of our country!
    GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
    MOLON LABE

  7. In the book, “The Naked Communist” by Cleon Skousen 1958, there is a list of 45 agenda items that the Soviet Union was following to set up a socialist state in the United States. That is until they no longer needed to.
    Liberal Progressives who control the Democrats and possibly the Controlling elite of the Republican parties have adopted virtually every agenda item.
    The entire book is available in PDF form on the web, but due to corruption within Google and Yahoo it is getting harder and harder to find.
    I will copy some of the more alarming below, but recommend that everybody get a copy and read cha 12. .

    13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

    17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda.
    Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the partyline in textbooks.

    20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

    21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

    If we want to fight to preserve our Republic, We the People must start by taking back our Political parties, schools, Unions, and Press.

    • They have done that, it’s why the country is going to hell in a
      Handbasket!

      • Read the last couple of paragraphs of Cha 12 and you will find a warning from 1958 that we will one day wake up and find socialism the way of life.
        Very scary book.

        • For some reason, people have
          difficulty structuring their arguments when arguing against supporting the
          currently proposed immigration revisions. This lady made the argument pretty
          simple. NOT printed in the Orange County Paper …..

          Newspapers simply won’t publish
          letters to the editor which they either deem politically incorrect (read below)
          or which do not agree with the philosophy they’re pushing on the public. This
          woman wrote a great letter to the editor that should have been published; but,
          with your help, it will get published via cyberspace!

          From: “David
          LaBonte”

          My wife, Rosemary, wrote a
          wonderful letter to the editor of the OC Register which, of course, was not
          printed. So, I decided to “print” it myself by sending it out on the Internet.
          Pass it along if you feel so inclined. Written in response to a series of
          letters to the editor in the Orange County Register:

          Dear Editor:

          So many letter writers have based their arguments on how this land is
          made up of immigrants. Ernie Lujan for one, suggests we should tear down the
          Statue of Liberty because the people now in question aren’t being treated the
          same as those who passed through Ellis Island and other ports of
          entry.

          Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people
          like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of
          immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of
          Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a
          long line in New York and be documented. Some would even
          get

          down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge
          to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They
          made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some
          even changed their names to blend in with their new
          home.

          They had waved good-bye to their
          birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power
          to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them.
          No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were
          the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of
          prosperity.

          Most of their children came of
          age when World War II broke out. My father fought alongside men whose parents
          had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France and Japan. None of these 1st
          generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had
          come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of
          Japan. They were defending the United States of America as one
          people.

          When we liberated France, no one
          in those villages were looking for the French-American or the German-American or
          the Irish-American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one
          flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have
          thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who
          they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so
          much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American.
          They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue
          bowl.

          And here we are with a new kind
          of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve
          it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement
          card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I’m sorry,
          that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants
          who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all
          the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land
          that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think
          they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving
          foreign country flags.

          And for that suggestion about
          taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who
          are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling
          the United States just yet.

          (signed)

          KEEP THIS LETTER MOVING. FOR THE WRONG THINGS TO PREVAIL THE RIGHTFUL
          MAJORITY NEEDS TO REMAIN COMPLACENT AND QUIET!! LET THIS NEVER HAPPEN!!

          I sincerely hope this letter gets read by millions of people all
          across the nation!

          Sent from iPhone
          5

    • Alice-Annette Schultz

      We seem very concerned with Communism; whereas, the usurper in office is a dyed-in-the-wool Muslim. The Muslims in WWII partnered with Hitler. There is no great love affair with the Muslims and Communism. What I see happening is the Muslims have learned how to mimic the actions of or learned from the books of the Communist Manifesto, and are using much of it to deceive us in order to further their agenda, which is complete takeover. I think we have much more to fear from them than we do the Communists. I could be wrong, but I seriously don’t think so.!!! Just look at the number of Muslims this usurper has placed in high offices: not communists —- Muslims!!!

        • A good case in point is when good people do nothing. Many Muslims are secular. But it is not safe to be so. There is pressure to be cultural Muslim so as not to get noticed as one of those secular people.
          Communism? That was tried so many time through out history and failed every time Humans prefer to see the fruits of their labor for themselves.

  8. I think that if everyone googles “no-go zones”, you will see why it is more important now, more than at any other time in history, for every one of our non-muslim citizens to be armed. The 2nd Amendment is the only thing that is stopping this administration from making our country into a France or Australia. We can fight back.

    • Alice-Annette Schultz

      Fedup, make sure the Muzzies and all your friends know that your ammo should be tipped with bacon grease. Check this out regarding Gen. Pershing and the Muzzies in the Philippines. This stopped them cold for 50 yrs. Anything pig and they can’t go to heaven and can’t receive their 72 virgins.

      • Alice-Annette, we have a can full of bacon grease that we used to put on our bait for bear hunting. I convinced my husband to start filling a second can to use specifically for our bullets. We always have bacon in our house. It’s a staple food for us. 😉 My husband doesn’t keep up with the news and current events (he says it’s too depressing) so I have to keep him informed of everything and tell him the importance of some of the things going on. We were watching the movie “Protocol” one night and I laughed at the scene where Goldie Hawn took the arabs to the nightclub where she used to work and her boss told them that he made up a nice meal with ham and he was stocked with alcohol. My husband didn’t understand it until I explained it to him. He’s starting to see the things that are happening and now knows why we need to keep a second can of bacon grease.

  9. They’re going about this all wrong. Don’t press for just the Second Amendment, go for the Constitution in its entirety. I got it as part of my History Classes in grade school, of course that was back in the ’40’s before the morality of the country went to hell and History was for all intent and purposes was dropped from curriculum.

  10. We must get the word out that the second amendment was not about “permission” from the government to own certain firearms, it was about the right of every man, woman and child to own a firearm to protect this country from a tyrannical government. It was not just about :home defense as some would have you believe. And when our original patriots turned out to fight the British, they were not issued gund, they were expected to BRING their own guns and ammo with them. The “well-regulated militia” was the citizen soldier. We couldn’t have citizen soldiers unless they were well-armed. The key phrase in the second amendment is “shall not be infringed”. The second amendment reinforces our Natural (God-given) right to protect ourselves and says it shall not be infringed by any government. Too bad so many people try to rationalize our right away, even some of our Supreme Court Justices.

  11. The liberals do not want people to understand their Constitution – it shackles their hands from ruling us. Since liberals OWN the edumacation system (the one that’s dumbed us down) they will not enlighten the masses (the same action that the founders advised would best protect our freedoms – enlightenment).

  12. if the constitution is just a little more than a historical record then why is it that our politicians ( to include the president of the United States), judges,police,and military just to mention a few take their oath of office on it?

  13. students should be taught the entire constitution and what each part means. EX. what does LIBERTY stand for and what does it cover? contemplate that one.

  14. We need education not indoctrination.

  15. I KNEW the American Patriotic spirit was not dead! Thank you folks for standin’ up and tellin’ it like it is!

  16. In addition to teaching the second, the course should also teach the history of tyranny where the likes of Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, Idi Amin etc. murdered tens of millions of their own unarmed subjects. We are citizens, not subjects, and the second amendment makes us so. Americans need to be educated about the uniqueness of America, to be proud of and secure in our blood-bought freedoms, not indoctrinated in the ways of sheep at the slaughterhouse. If you must blame someone other than the nut cases who murder our children look no further than our own pharmaceutical industry. Almost every one, if not all of those twisted mass murderers were under the influence of psychotropic drugs for depression or other mental instabilities. Those drugs often induce violence and suicide in people, yet they are grossly over-prescribed because they bring in $billions$ for the industry. Legal drugs need to be regulated or banned, not guns.

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