South Carolina Republican Wants The NRA In Charge Of School Curriculum For 3 Weeks Each Year

alan-clemmonsIt has been my long-standing belief that the National Rifle Association is one of the most detrimental organizations to society in this country. Not because I’m anti-gun, but because I think there’s a huge difference between gun rights advocacy and a group of gun-obsessed radicals who are basically just shills for gun and ammo manufacturers.


They make it nearly impossible for this country to ever sit down and have a common sense discussion about guns. No matter what the problem is, their answer is always the same: “more guns.” That’s always the answer for gun nuts. Even when a country like Australia or France (two nations with a small fraction of our gun violence) experience some sort of terrorist attack (Australia last month, France last week – 14 combined victims), these gun fanatics have tried to claim that more guns may have prevented these tragedies.

Meanwhile the United States, according to the FBI, averages around 24 gun-related homicides – per day. 

I’m pretty sure Australia and France would gladly go toe-to-toe with the United States when comparing their “gun violence problem” with ours.

Well, now it seems the NRA may have a hand in directing school curriculum in South Carolina. Republican state Rep. Alan Clemmons has introduced a bill that would require schools in the state to dedicate three straight weeks every school year to the Second Amendment, with curriculum centered on guns that comes directly from the NRA. 

And according to Mother Jones:

The law would also require that every December 15—the day after the anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook school in Newtown—be designated “Second Amendment Awareness Day.” To celebrate the occasion, schools will be required to hold mandatory poster or essay contests at every grade level, with the theme “The Right To Bear Arms; One American Right Protecting All Others.” The South Carolina Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus will be in charge of choosing first, second, and third place winners in both contests.

Yes, you’ve read that right. Not only does Clemmons want to dedicate nearly an entire month of the school year to NRA propaganda, but he also wants to exploit the horrific Sandy Hook shooting to set up a “Second Amendment awareness day” the day after the anniversary of the shooting.


This bill is just absolutely asinine. Though it wouldn’t surprise me at all to see it passed. After all, this is a state with a governor who thinks it’s okay for people to carry loaded firearms on them when they’re out drinking at a bar.

And while I would hope that there are at least enough sensible Republicans who would vote against this absurd bill, when it comes to guns and conservatives I never put anything past them. Because, yes, I fully believe there are millions of conservatives who think that teaching children about guns is more important than teaching them science, math or history.



Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Jim Bean

    The NRA is a group of several million adequately to heavily armed individuals to whom virtually no gun related crime has ever been associated – like – for 143 years. Yet they are one’s liberals put under the microscope when the topic of discussion is criminal behavior involving the use of a gun. The people the Left NEVER put under the microscope for gun crime are the ones most heavily engaged it in – black gangs. And as they practice in this illogical behavior they like to regard themselves as intelligent and progress-minded and righteous.

    • GenerallyConfused

      While that may or may not be true, since you have provided no proof, what does that have to do with education and our children learning? History is great and knowing our constitution is fantastic and important.. but so is math, science and language arts. There is a time and a place for guns and the NRA and school isn’t one of them. If the parents want their kids to know about guns and the NRA, let them teach them about it.

      • Jim Bean

        No one, including the author, thinks that’s going to happen. It makes more sense to challenge the authors assault on the NRA because that is where the injustice took place.

      • Conservatism is a Mental Illne

        The injustice takes place everytime an innocent person is shot. The injustice takes place when the NRA uses tragedies like Sandy Hook to work the less intelligent folks over and convince them they need to stock up to protect themselves from ‘black gangs’. The injustice takes place when you think the 2nd amendment should be more important than that 1st. The injustice takes place when a 9 year old kills her teacher with an UZI, or when a woman is shot by her toddler in a wal-mart

      • Jim Bean

        But not when the toddler is shot in her arms by a drug gangster? Sorry. You don’t lay DUI deaths at the feet of the AAA. Liberalism is a sea of self serving contradictions.

      • rmarqua2921

        Stop trying us to believe that all NRA members are conservative and Republicans and all Democrats are liberals and anti-gun! You have a very little mind!

      • Keith Welnicke

        I dont think so. Maybe we should regulate guns like drivers licenses? Take a test every few years, get a license, and have to carry insurance when something happens.

      • Jim Bean

        Insurance? Great idea. Then when a gangbanger with no insurance shoots a brother over some drugs I get to chip in for damages claimed by his family. The ‘uninsured shooter’ rider on my policy will cover it.

        On the Left, insanity rules supreme.

        And I have a drivers license. The last test I took was 1965.

        And finally, the Amish all have guns and they don’t shoot other people with them, either deliberately or unintentionally, and that reality constitutes incontrovertible proof that you’re on the wrong track.

      • Mary Brown

        Accidental gun deaths are a very tiny percentage, and accidental gun deaths of children even tinier. More kids die of drowning, poisoning, car accident etc than guns. In fact guns don’t even make the top ten reasons for accidental deaths of children

      • Keith Welnicke

        So what you are saying is that 2 wrongs make a right?Maybe we should regulate guns like drivers licenses? Take a test every few years, get a license, and have to carry insurance when something happens.

      • Mary Brown

        Sorry rights cannot be changed just because you think they should be, go start a constitutional convention and get 3/4 of the states to agree to it

      • Conservatism is a Mental Illne

        The right to own a slave was changed… Because we thought it should be. In fact, the term “amendment” literally means “a change or addition to a legal or statutory document” … So the 2nd Amendment was in fact, THE CHANGE.

        Rights change all the time, as a society progresses. People like you would have us revert back to the 1850’s.

      • Mary Brown

        And I told you to start a constitutional convention. Until then STFU because your whining cannot change a right

      • Mike Jolin

        Beautifully said!

      • Mary Brown

        Teaching the constitution AS WRITTEN is important and not lessons like this one(actual lesson from a kids homework) “The second amendment allows only allows people in militias to own guns(might not be exact wording but close)” which is a blatant lie.

        The left has twisted the constitution to their meaning and are teaching it to our children. THAT IS WRONG

      • GenerallyConfused

        Go actually read what is written. I’m sure you know how to use google. Rather, here..straight from archives dot gov.

        “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

        Took me all of two minutes to find the exact wording. But that is not the point I was trying to make there. Reading comprehension is your friend. I have absolutely no qualms to a gun owner or people owning guns.. I do, however, take issue with only the second amendment being taught more than any other extremely important amendment of the Constitution.

    • Cemetery Girl

      I disagree. Liberals are concerned with gun violence, including use by gangs. The NRA has shifted though. The focus isn’t responsible use and ownership, just more guns. Keep in mind they are a public organization, observations about them is not putting them under a microscope.
      I would not support an attempt to take time out of the school schedule for the NRA to teach my children about guns. This doesn’t make me anti-gun. It means that I prefer they learn at home. They already understand that a real gun isn’t a toy, it is not to be touched without permission, when held do not point it at anyone, and when a proper age will be taught to fire a gun. They have a respect for a tool that can be dangerous. They have learned from interaction, not some pamphlets and a poster contest on how the second amendment is the most important.

      • Jim Bean

        The NRA has provided the firearms training and certification for more than 55,000 of the law enforcement officers who protect your children and you. They have 97,000 certified firearms instructors. They have provided the firearms safety trying necessary to qualify for state hunting licenses for many millions of youngsters.

        But if you don’t trust them you can probably pull up something on the internet and do it at home.

        (Somebody you trust failed to tell you everything one needs to know about the NRA, didn’t they?)

      • Cemetery Girl

        I know an instructor (not well, father of a friend), and he’s a great guy. I’m not sure if he’s continuing to do CC classes with the change in requirements.
        My belief that the NRA isn’t as concerned with safety and responsibility comes from what they support. Where is the priority in responsibility to support lowering CC permit requirements? To get a drivers license one has to pass a test (not having it doesn’t prevent purchasing a vehicle or driving around on private property), and that is reasonable because a vehicle can hurt or kill someone if used irresponsibly. How does supporting measures such as easing requirements to receive a CC permit, making it far easier to obtain than a drivers license, make them advocates for safety and responsibility?

      • Jim Bean

        I’m not familiar with whatever it is your are talking about with regard to CC requirements. What does the NRA want to do?

      • Cemetery Girl

        They are supportive in making the requirements (such as classes) easier. Requirements in my state regarding classes have been lowered, and this is supported by the NRA. Instead of a class that would be split into two days and consisted of time spent in a room covering some NRA materials and then a certain amount of range time with the instructor, with completion getting you the paperwork needed to file for your CC, range time is eliminated. The class now takes less time and is not going to be as useful to someone that is new to guns. And I’m not even anti-gun, so that isn’t a factor in my view of the NRA, but I can’t view them as an organization that prioritizes safety and responsibility when they support decreasing the amount of education needed to legally carry concealed a tool that if not used safely can harm others.

      • Mary Brown

        Lengthy expensive classes bar gun ownership to the poor. How about protecting their rights to protect themselves?

      • Cemetery Girl

        The requirements for obtaining a concealed carry permit (the classes I was referring to) do not impede the purchase of a gun. If someone desires a concealed carry permit they can check around for the best price. (My husband did a two day class, one day instruction and the other range, for $45. Less than the expense of a driver’s license.) For a driver’s license we require knowledge of how to use a tool that can be deadly. If you feel that the government is out of line requiring that you are still free to get a vehicle and drive it around private property, but want to take that out among the public and you have to show a minimum of ability. Want a concealed carry permit, show at least a minimum level of knowledge. It’s not preventing someone from owning a gun. I don’t have a concealed carry permit (although with the change in law I can now get one online without ever picking up a gun first) but I could go out and buy a gun. (I’m not going to, we have enough in the house as far as I’m concerned, but I could.) Even if I do get a concealed carry permit, I will absolutely put in range time (even though it is no longer required) because it is the responsible thing to do.

      • Mary Brown

        MN, $100 + class and $100 permit

      • Cemetery Girl

        Costs vary by state, where I live class prices vary by instructor (so you can shop around) and counties vary. The expense still does not prohibit you from purchasing your gun, regulations on open carry (just like concealed carry vary). By all means, if you feel that your state’s regulations violate the Constitution then attempt to sue the state.

      • Mary Brown

        A drivers license is not a RIGHT it is a privilege

      • Cemetery Girl

        For many years there was no such thing as a driver’s license. You wanted to drive, you got in a vehicle and did it. Originally car salesmen would teach buyers how to drive. Regardless of how good or bad they were, if they had the money to purchase a car they were a driver. We now have concealed carry permits, which obtaining a concealed carry permit is not considered a right.

      • Mary Brown

        WRONG carrying a pistol for self protection falls under the second amendment, Supreme Court has even sided with this

      • Cemetery Girl

        Feel free to sue your state for infringing upon your second amendment rights for requiring a permit for concealed carry. Take the matter all the way to the Supreme Court if you can. See if they agree with your interpretation that the second amendment covers the right for people to carry concealed with no restrictions. Heck, throw in challenging that individuals can obstruct your second amendment rights on their private property. Why should an individual’s desire to not have weapons on their property interfere with your second amendment right.

      • Mary Brown

        It is being challenged in courts all over the country. Any individual can ban anything they want on THEIR property only.

      • Cemetery Girl

        You might not want to hold your breath on being required to have a permit to carry a concealed weapon found unconstitutional. And if an individual owns property you agree that they have the right to refuse to allow weapons on it? So if I owned a Subway restaurant it is acceptable to say no guns or wrongfully denying the rights of gun owners?

      • Mary Brown

        Long as you follow the law on posting it a gun free zone. Be ready to lose business though because gun owners avoid target zones

      • Keith Welnicke

        Owning a gun is also a privilege that can be revoked. Your arguments here are weak at best.

      • Mary Brown

        No owning a gun is a right, that pesky second amendment you know, the one backed up by the Supreme Court in the Heller decision.

        The weak argument is yours saying a right is a privilege. Here is a clue, the bill of rights sets out a boundary government is not supposed to cross. Rights mean that government cannot limit them.

        If you want to go that route how about I require you take a class, get a license, pay a tax(fee), register all devices you use to talk to people because the first amendment is just a privilege that government can modify at will

      • Keith Welnicke

        This is why no one can talk to you guys. You dont think privileges to owning guns cant be revoked? You are an idiot. I dont want to make you look stupid in front of your friends.

    • Mary Brown

      Black, hispanic, white, somali, asian… all gangs are behind the majority of crime in this country

      • Jim Bean

        Wrong. Terribly so, in fact. Homicide rate black – 51.5 per 100k. Hispanic 13.5 per 100k. Native American 17.6 per 100k. (Source – CDC)

      • Mary Brown

        So? Yes blacks are behind a large part of the gun crimes. But there are OTHER RACES with gangs and they are the bulk of the numbers you just posted.

    • Mike Jolin

      Jim Beam is spelled with 3 Ks

  • GenerallyConfused

    This is getting really out of hand… on both sides. There can be no discussion when both sides foam at the mouth to get their point across..

    • Keith Welnicke

      There can be discussion about this, only the right wing ammo humpers wont let a person like me who owns guns to have a seat at the table. I believe in the 2A, but most of them ignore the well regulated part of the constitution.

      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        That’s bs. You can sit at any table and discuss. Who has stopped you from doing that?

      • Keith Welnicke

        As soon as you talk about registering any guns the right goes nuts and starts yelling, communist, traitor, and another name one can think of to get people like me to shut up.

      • Mary Brown

        Gun registration is NEVER going to be allowed so don’t even try.

        Why don’t you do something about the CRIMINALS with guns instead of going after law abiding gun owners? You know, the gang bangers roaming the streets with guns, the gang bangers shooting indiscriminately into crowds. Make use of a gun to commit a crime a life sentence without parole. Fire that gun while committing a crime you get the death sentence. Limit death sentence appeals to 1 or 2 years in cases where evidence was clear cut(video, fingerprints on the weapon, caught with the weapon etc)

        Law abiding gun owners probably commit less than .1% of the gun crime in this country. Something you need to get through your pointed head. Taking guns from law abiding people will not dry up the supply on the street, we have a wide open southern border where guns and drugs flow freely.

        The real issue of the lefts refusal to ENFORCE THE LAWS WE HAVE, the lefts refusal to put people in jail and leave them there, the lefts refusal to look at the real facts behind gun violence.

        And finally, there are an estimated 800+million guns in private hands in the USA, there is no way you are going to get people to register them, no way you will get people to turn them in. Trying it will tear this country apart in a civil war.

      • Keith Welnicke

        Did I say anything about taking guns away? Are you a retodd? Get this through your pointy little head. You are not the majority, responsible gun owners like me are. 800 million guns Huh, how many are like me that are right now looking at 14 different rifles and shot guns in my cabinet? People like you and the NRA masturbatory fantasies are why I left the NRA. As soon as you stop the straw buyers we will talk. What part of the constitution dont you understand? The well regulated part? Or the part where people have a right for the pursue of happiness? It is people like you that give guns owners like me a bad name, you look and sound like an idiot. Here is an idea, next time you clean the 270, load it first. Let me know if it had a right hand or left hand twist. People have the right to feel safe in this country, some chose to use a penis extension (such as your self). You notice that the people that think this is the wild west are the same people that have the highest gun accidents and because dolts like you tend to hump their gun every time they oil it. get a clue and a life…..you are now dismissed.

      • Mary Brown

        wow what a pile of crap and you are not a gun owner

        Well regulated when the constitution was written means well functioning. I will leave the exercise of looking up 1700’s english definitions to you but this is one you will find.

        That clock is well regulated. Yes they would have said that back then. Are they saying that clock is covered and restricted by laws and regulations? NO!

        And go read a few articles by constitutional scholars. You cannot apply modern english meanings to a document written 200++ years ago

      • Keith Welnicke

        Oh really, I guess the ducks this year just fell from the sky as did the pheasants and quail.. And I think that fork horn buck I shot this year just decided to walk into my home and throw its self into the freezer. You are an idiot.

      • Mary Brown

        Well regulated at the time of the constitution writing meant well functioning, well trained etc. Not loaded down with laws and regulations. There are numerous constitutional studies stating this.

        You have to go back and learn the meaning of the words in the constitution at the time it was written to really understand it.

      • Keith Welnicke

        So you think that all guns owners should be well trained?

      • Mary Brown

        Most are, that is what gun ranges and hunting are for. Training does not mean classes and school, it means being able to use whatever weapon you favor.

    • Mike Jolin

      On BOTH sides? No, only on the side of Gunutism

      • GenerallyConfused

        There are some on the left that make the extreme argument that no one should have guns, as much as there are those that say everyone should. I say there has to be a middle ground, but that can’t be achieved if everyone is screaming at each other.

      • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

        I have NEVER heard of or read of anyone who has said “NO one should have guns”!! No one has taken guns away from anyone—–there should just be logical rules and regulations for carrying them around other people.

      • GenerallyConfused

        Yet, I have, multiple times. The point still stands, though. Perhaps those that are on the left aren’t as “in your face” about it, but it does happen.

        And I agree with you about the logical rules and regulations! But until such time as both sides of the issue can come together and actually -talk- and -debate-, it won’t go anywhere. This has been an issue with quite a few issues for a very long time now, and enough is enough.

        As for the article itself, teaching guns does not belong in school. If a parent wishes to teach their child about guns, let the parents teach them. That doesn’t mean that the county/state should mandate that they learn it.

      • Mary Brown

        New Yorkistan is going through medical records, if someone took an antidepressant for 3 weeks for say a spouse dying and they needed to get over the grief they are confiscating their guns. It is actually happening if you care to go look.

        CA is going back and doing the same, they have goon squads out confiscating peoples guns.

      • Mike Jolin

        Actually, the only ones who should have guns are Police and Army

      • GenerallyConfused

        Just army? What about the rest of military?

      • Mary Brown

        When only criminals and government have guns the government turns criminal. I suggest researching the genocides of the 20th century that followed gun confiscation.

      • Mike Jolin

        Yeah, so, since the US Gov has Stinger helicopters and nuclear bombs. I guess you feel that you have the right to own them too?

      • Mary Brown

        If I knew how to fly one yes, nukes no, they have to be secure. And this is the oldest straw man argument out there. Get a clue we have heard it all

      • Mike Jolin

        You need a clue, or better yet, heavy sedation, you are a true nutball

      • Mary Brown

        There are several war planes in a hanger near me. Sure they are not the current ones but still deadly. Privately owned along with functioning tanks

      • Mike Jolin

        Whatever… is there a good psychiatrist near you? That would be a lot more useful to you.

      • Mary Brown

        Liberalism is a mental disorder. The belief that everyone can sit around a fire and be nice to each other no matter what. NOT HAPPENING people on this planet have been at war for thousands of years.

      • Mike Jolin

        Yeah, YOU sound SOOOOOOOOOOOOO sane! 9_9 <rolls eyes

      • Mike Jolin

        You are the one who sounds insane, not me!

      • Mary Brown

        So go to ISIS, ask them to sit around a campfire and sing songs. Report back how that worked… ohh wait, have your next of kin report back how that worked.

        Islam has been at war with itself and every other religion for 1500+ years, you think it is going to change now? People have been at war with each other since time began. You think that is going to change? Civilization is a thin veneer that easily crumbles. Look to Ferguson and Baltimore for examples of that.

        So I will keep my guns thank you. Nobody is forcing you to buy one, nobody is forcing you to buy your kids one. That is called freedom, you are not forced to buy things you do not want. But idiots like you are AGAINST freedom with crap like Obamacrap.

        So who is the one who is insane? The one who knows the world is a dangerous place and is prepared in case. Or the one who ignores the dangers facing this world and blindly wanders through life ready to become a statistic?

      • Mike Jolin

        So has Xianity, what’s your little insignificant point?

      • Mary Brown

        Christianity has not fought a war since the crusades. History.

      • Mike Jolin

        How do you type in that straightjacket?

      • Mary Brown

        Hey moron, this is over a month old… true libtard, head up Obama’s ass where the stink rots your brain.

      • Mike Jolin

        Ooooo big comeback, as a Canadian, I base my gun views on the ability to compare the safe streets in my country, to the shooting gallery of yours.

      • Mary Brown

        Gun crime is down here for the last 20 years. And os still dropping rapidly anywhere gun ownership is a respected RIGHT.

        And as a canadian how about STAYING THE FLUCK OUT OF OUR LAWS

      • Mike Jolin

        I am a member and have a right to post, plus, the last thing we need is a country full of insane nutballs like you, just across the border! Please get the help, you so desperately need.

      • Mary Brown

        YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TO INTERFERE WITH OUR LAWS TROLL so STFU

      • Mike Jolin

        I’m a Liberal, you’re the troll

      • Mary Brown

        No you are a LIBTARD

      • Mike Jolin

        Sticks and stones… what comprises your dubious brain matter!

      • Mike Jolin

        I suggest you look at countries like Canada and Japan who have gun control and some of the lowest homicide rates per capita, anywhere!

      • Mary Brown

        Canada is backing off its gun control and scrapped registration because it was not cost effective in any way. Japan is an entirely different culture than either so you cannot compare.

  • sherry06053

    It would make more sense to teach birth control and sex education for those 3 weeks. That is something more relevant to high school students, and something they can take with them in the future.

  • wendy

    Yup. Arm a bunch of drunk people in a bar and pray for no bar brawl! No worries, a bar full of roudy drunk folks always get along well.

  • Mike Jolin

    That’s it, I’m building a fence at the border to keep American Republicans out of Canada…

    • Macdoodle

      Really I come there and fish every year and leave my guns at home.It would be a shame if American sportsmen, most of whom are republicans, quit spending all those millions of dollars in Canada.

      • Conservatism is a Mental Illne

        We don’t want you, or your ‘millions of dollars’, we don’t want your fighter jets, we don’t want your guns smuggled in, and we don’t want to build a pipeline to give you our oil. Stay away from our fresh water as well please.

      • FD Brian

        your kind think the only thing that matters is money, really a shame you can’t enjoy life for the shear joy of being alive.

      • rmarqua2921

        “…, American sportsman, most of whom are republicans,…

        Where do you get your facts? National Wildlife Federation, poll showing “One of the most important findings is that 59% of sportsmen agree that “global warming is occurring,” while 69 percent say that we should reduce carbon emissions that are contributing to the problem.” Is that the position of the Republican Party?

        “The Republicans basically fall into four categories: (1) Flat-Earthers, who deny the existence of manmade climate change; (2) Born-Again Flat-Earthers, who do the same, but who had admitted climate change exists back before President Obama took office; (3) Do-Nothings, who sort of admit the reality of climate change but oppose actually taking any steps to prevent it; and (4) Dodgers, who have avoided saying whether they believe climate change is happening, and who also don’t want to take any steps to alleviate it.”

        “…, American sportsman, most of whom are republicans,…

        Where do you get your facts? National Wildlife Federation, poll showing “One of the most important findings is that 59% of sportsmen agree that “global warming is occurring,” while 69 percent say that we should reduce carbon emissions that are contributing to the problem.” Is that the position of the Republican Party?

        “The Republicans basically fall into four categories: (1) Flat-Earthers, who deny the existence of manmade climate change; (2) Born-Again Flat-Earthers, who do the same, but who had admitted climate change exists back before President Obama took office; (3) Do-Nothings, who sort of admit the reality of climate change but oppose actually taking any steps to prevent it; and (4) Dodgers, who have avoided saying whether they believe climate change is happening, and who also don’t want to take any steps to alleviate it.”

        Meet the climate deniers who want to be president
        By Ben Adler on 20 Aug 2014

      • Mike Jolin

        Well, while I consider fishing to be the murder of innocent fish, I guess we could let you in for a couple of days

  • Mike Jolin

    The American gun obsession is insanity run amok.

    • Mary Brown

      If you don’t like it start a constitutional convention. All this whining and sniping at a RIGHT is just pissing off gun owners

      • Mike Jolin

        Gun owners get pissed off at pretty much anything, all the more reason to have limits on their so-called rights. ps, I’m Canadian, I’ll keep fighting for gun control from here. thx.

      • Mary Brown

        THEN STFU AND GET OUT OF OUR BUSINESS

      • Mike Jolin

        I’m a member and I can make my statement, besides, we Canadians don’t need a country full of insane gun nuts like you, next door.

      • Conservatism is a Mental Illne

        Lol ‘freedom of speech’ unless I disagree, then ‘STFU AND GET OUT OF OUR BUSINESS’

        She has one thing right though and that’s the ‘business’ part. Those gun companies rely on the terrified folks like Mary to keep consumerism super high.

  • Louis Schwarz

    Have learned about freedom of religion, slavery, right to vote for blacks, right to vote for women plus other admendments in school, I would have no issue having my child learn about the 2nd admendment.

    • Conservatism is a Mental Illne

      Hopefully they spend a few days on the ‘well-regulated’ part… because the NRA seems to forget about all of that other shit and thinks the ‘shall not be infringed’ part is all that matters

      • Mary Brown

        How about learning the meaning of well regulated in 1700’s english. It means well functioning, well trained not regulations and laws

      • Conservatism is a Mental Illne

        How about learning the meaning of “arms” in 1700’s English? AR-15’s were NOT included.

      • Mary Brown

        Okay then toss your computer and cell phone, toss your TV, none of them were around back then to practice first amendment rights. Go stand on a street corner or get a paper to publish your views.

      • Conservatism is a Mental Illne

        We’re not talking about the internet, or TV, or the First Amendment……Nice Red Herring though, and since I’m positive you have no idea of what that means, you can find the definition below. Stay on topic.

        “Red Herring”: As an informal fallacy, the red herring falls into a broad class of relevance fallacies. Unlike the strawman, which is premised on a distortion of the other party’s position, the red herring is a seemingly plausible, though ultimately irrelevant, diversionary tactic.

      • Mary Brown

        NOPE not a red herring. You are talking about limiting my RIGHT to ancient standards so I am limiting your RIGHT to the same standards.

        You are a HYPOCRITE

      • Conservatism is a Mental Illne

        First of all, that is the DEFINITION of a red herring argument. Let me post it again for you “the red herring is a seemingly plausible, though ultimately irrelevant, diversionary tactic”.

        You’re trying to divert the conversation with your irrelevant comparison, because you don’t have a leg to stand on.

        Secondly, the “right to free speech” is not “the right to use electronics”. Try again. I have the right to say what I want. I don’t have the right to own a cellphone or a TV. lmao. You people are hilariously dimwitted.

      • Aaron Mason

        Fail. In 1700’s English, arms included ANY weapon available at the time, including the most cutting edge, technologically advanced weaponry on earth. The fact that we have constraints on our 2nd amendment right shows that we are have already accepted common sense restrictions. No more restrictions are necessary or acceptable.

      • Conservatism is a Mental Illne

        Fail. No it didn’t. And if your country had ‘common sense restrictions’ then you’d have federal background and mental health checks for ALL firearm purchases. Which you don’t. Common sense is the exact opposite of your American current laws.

      • Aaron Mason

        Blah blah blah. I’ll keep my guns thanks.

      • Conservatism is a Mental Illne

        And so will the crazy folks, shooting up schools.

        Murikaa! Yeeee Hawww *shoots gun in the air*

    • Mercy Me

      Since when do students not learn about the second amendment and the entire Bill of Rights in school? “Learning” the second amendment from the NRA is indoctrination.

      • cargosquid

        Learning from the progressives would be indoctrination AND be false information.

        Learning from the NRA would be learning about safe gun handling and the fact that you have an inalienable right to keep and bear arms.

      • Mercy Me

        So we are in agreement that you are willfully ignorant and intend to remain so.

      • cargosquid

        Nope.

        You are merely delusional and bigoted.

      • Mercy Me

        The more you repeat that, the more gullible you sound.

      • cargosquid

        Gullible doesn’t mean what you think it means.

        The word you are looking for is “accurate.”

      • Mercy Me

        Hey, I just stumbled upon something else you won’t want to read.

        “By a 3-to-1 margin, Americans report that they do not feel safer when more people in their community acquire guns. And by a 5-to-1 margin, they do not feel safer when more people in their community begin to carry guns. In spite of the common belief that concealed-carry laws reduce violent crime, no data show that such laws have had an impact on crime. Yet public policy changes aimed at reducing gun violence seldom are enacted, largely because of the powerful lobbying of the NRA and the Gun Owners of America (GOA), along with several smaller groups, which collectively spend tens of millions of dollars on lobbying each year.”

      • cargosquid

        Got a link?

        A) What Americans “feel” does not affect my rights.
        B) Many studies show different things….some show a reduction. Some show none. Doesn’t matter.

        C) Increase in gun ownership and carry do not increase crime.
        D) Compared to Bloomberg….NRA spending and GOA (really? Their spending is tiny.”) spending is small. What makes the gun rights side powerful is the ability to deliver passionate voters.

      • Mercy Me

        Yadda, yadda, yadda… Your obsession with gun myths is so severe, I feel sorry for your family. It has to be interfering with your relationships. You really need some new hobbies.

      • Mary Brown

        Typical left wind attack, smear the person when you have NO FACTS

      • Mary Brown

        I want links and proof. And if this is a study from an anti gun college or anti gun person it is useless

        But FBI data shows gun ownership increasing rapidly yet gun crime and deaths have been DECREASING for the last 10 years.

      • Mary Brown

        Real second amendment lesson “gun ownership is only allowed if you are a member of a militia”

        which is a total lie yet it is being taught to our kids.

  • Marilyn Olsen Scheffler

    Like teachers don’t have a problem already trying to get all of the required information to the students in a school year. This is really really stupid!! If he’s so hell bent on this idea then let him set it up himself and hold the meetings himself and teach it himself but not on school time. I can just see it now—–there would be parents who didn’t want their kids to have that going on in a classroom and would refuse to have their student be involved in it—and that starts a whole pile of problems.

    • Eg Kbbs

      Dumb Question: What would happen if the teachers used the 3-weeks of Second Amendment teaching to lead the kids in critically evaluating various topics such as gun violence, that the 2nd Amendment states Well Regulated Militia, etc. ??

      • Mary Brown

        And well regulated at the time the constitution was written did not mean laws and regulations moron. It meant well functioning

      • Conservatism is a Mental Illne

        “Arms” at the time the constitution was written did not mean AR-15’s and M-16’s. It means Muskets and other “front loaded” rifles.

  • Eg Kbbs

    Having seen the state of SC schools and how they rate in comparison with even other schools in the SE (as in Thank God for Mississippi) and considering how we complain that schools don’t have time in the curriculum with teachers forced to teach too many things that have nothing to do with education –

    Is this really a reasonable move ?

    • Eg Kbbs

      Three weeks of curriculum. Considering that there are only around 35 to 40 weeks actual attendance in the school year, That is barely enough to devote 3 weeks to each of the Bill of Rights.

      Then they designate the anniversary of Sandy Hook as a 2nd amendment awareness day with posters and essays and the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus judging the contest. Wouldn’t that imply that the Legislative Sportsmen’s Caucus thinks that Sandy Hook was the work of a Sportsman.

      And wouldn’t that anniversary celibration be on a line of celebrating the British on July 4th or holding pro-Al Q day on September 11 ?

  • Jerry Graybosch

    “The Right To Bear Arms; One American Right Protecting All Others.” ??????? Pushing the treasonous idea that change in government may be had by threats (or action) of armed insurrection. Checks and balances…and bullets? I thought the Civil War would have put this to rest.

  • FD Brian

    pretty sure they should start with a good dose of oral hygiene, before they dive into the constitution.

  • thomasbone63

    The next thing you will know, is they will want the kkk giving courses in racism.

  • Bob Blaylock

      “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of people always possess arms, and be taught alike, especially when young, how to use them.” — Richard Henry Lee, 1788

  • Mary Brown

    What a pile of anti gun LIES and crap. NRA devotes most of its time to teaching gun safety. They DO NOT shill for gun manufacturers. They also spend a lot of money on wildlife conservation efforts.

    NRA-ILA which is separate is the lobbying branch. And all they do is try to block the non stop assault on our RIGHTS from the left.

    Teaching kids about guns, safe gun handing, the real constitution and not the lefts version of it like “Gun ownership is only allowed in a militia” which is an actual quote from a school lesson. If the left want to have a real conversation on guns stop the lies, stop the tricks, stop the attacks, and sit down and talk. Most gun owners have no issue with non gun dealer sales at gun shows going through a background check. Most gun owner did have issues with language in the bill giving Holder free reign to institute a national gun registry. It is none of the governments business what I own.

    And if I have to register my tools of the second amendment then I want all of the leftists to register their computers, cell phones, any other electronic device used to communicate online. I want them to go through background checks and pay for that check on every last device they buy. After all it is only common sense to prevent IDIOTS from being online with damaging speech.