Why the March for Our Lives Really Backfired

By Brittany Jennings

Let’s face it: We are all sick and tired of the gun control debate. Since the deadly Parkland shooting, law-abiding citizens have been lectured to by teenagers about the Second Amendment.

Liberals will tell you the March for Our Lives rally was a success. That’s because they are blinded by their radical mindsets that verbally attacking gun owners and blaming them for mass shootings is the way to go about a debate. They are wrong. The March for Our Lives rally backfired. Why? Because they only catered to the anti-gun crowd. No one who is pro-NRA or pro-Second Amendment was represented at this march. The March for Our Lives protests was designed to smear gun owners and manipulate students and teachers. There are only a few students—Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg and Cameron Kasky—from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that have been splashed all over television screens since the massacre. Other students who have a different view of the Second Amendment have been silenced.In fact, a Stoneman Douglas staffer, who requested anonymity for fear of retaliation by pro-gun control liberals, admitted as much.

“I’ve had some students approach me privately to talk to me about it, but I should note that those student activists none of them were ever in any danger during this whole thing … none of them except for the one girl Samantha Fuentes,” the staffer told NRATV, whose interview aired on Dana Loesch’s “Relentless” program.

The staffer added: “There have been a lot of my students that have spoken to me about it privately, and they’ve told me word for word as well as paraphrasing that these kids don’t speak for all students.”

In other words, what Gonzalez and Hogg are espousing doesn’t represent the views of most students at Stoneman Douglas High. Many of them are pro-Second Amendment. Yet, for the most part, the media refuses to interview them. Kyle Kashuv is a Parkland shooting survivor. He’s pro-gun rights and anti-gun control. On Face The Nation, he said, “And what I saw at the march yesterday, which really frustrated me, is that I have a different point of view, but what really concerned me was that how come I wasn’t invited to speak at the march because, as Americans, we all have different points of views and it’s important to represent them all equally.”

On Friday, students who attend Rockledge High School in Florida held a walk out to support the Second Amendment. Zachary Schneider, a junior at the school, told the Florida Todaynewspaper, “It’s all over the news right now that all students hate guns. I wanted to show that not all students feel that way.”

He’s right. And it proves that not all teenagers are future David Hoggs. We as Americans have the right to bear arms. We have a right to self-defense. We have every right to protect ourselves, our families and our friends. The mainstream media is wrong to muzzle students who oppose gun control.

Others who weren’t represented at the March for Our Lives rally were the families of victims of the Parkland massacre. Hunter Pollock, the brother of Meadow Pollock, a victim of the Parkland shooting, said he wasn’t able to speak at the rally in Washington D.C.

Pollock told Local10.com, “I was going to give a speech about Meadow and how devastated I am and how we need to make change, but they won’t allow me to put my voice out.”

As you may remember, Meadow’s father, Andrew Pollock touched our hearts when he visited the White House and spoke to President Trump about making schools safer. He said, “There should have been one school shooting and we should have fixed it. And I’m pissed. Because my daughter, I’m not going to see her again. She’s not here. She’s not here. She’s in North Lauderdale King David Cemetery, that’s where I go see my kid now.”

Since the deadly Parkland shooting, memberships for the National Rifle Association have skyrocketed. CNN is reporting that the NRA’s Political Victory Fund tripled in February from a month earlier. When gun-hating liberals attack law-abiding gun owners, they respond. We put our money where our mouth is.

Our message must be clear: Liberal, progressive, pro-gun control thugs cannot bully us. We are law-abiding citizens and we are sick and tired of being blamed for criminals’ actions. To all the anti-Second Amendment protesters, don’t come crying to us when you don’t have a firearm to defend yourself. 

– Brittany Jennings is the Executive Producer of The Kuhner Report on WRKO AM 680. Follow her on Twitter @Brittany_J10

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