Dear Students: Did Armed Jerks Protest Your Walkout? Ban Their Open Carry

Hey Walkout students, I spotted these stories about armed jerks up showing up at your protests. Pro-Gun Rally In Illinois To Counter School Walkout Church Shooter Dylann Roof’s Sister Arrested for Bringing Weapons to School, Police Say Romeoville High School changes walkout plans after Instagram threat

These stories got me thinking. How should students and their parents respond when they find out people show up at their  event armed with guns? I think they should get open carry of firearms banned in their community. Below I explain how to make it so.

Before the March 14 protest, my friend Eric Milgram, spokesperson for the Newtown Action Alliance, shared the story of the pro-gun rally in Romeoville by a woman named Savannah Denvir. A group called Overpasses America supported the protest.

   “There may be armed protestors at the pro-gun rally, according to Denvir, who doesn’t know if people plan on arriving armed. She said it’s their freedom to choose whether or not to carry a weapon.

Romeoville Deputy Police Chief Steve Lucchesi said police will be present at the school for both the student walkout and the 2nd Amendment rally. “We’re there to make sure everybody is safe,” he said.

I went . . . → Read More: Dear Students: Did Armed Jerks Protest Your Walkout? Ban Their Open Carry

If Parents Want Armed Teachers Who’ll Stop Them?

Consider this: 68 groups of parents throughout Florida want armed teachers in their schools


What steps are these parents taking to get their own armed teachers? Who is helping them? How? Are there statewide roadblocks they will face? If not, is anyone creating them? Are there local roadblocks they face? Is anyone uncovering local problems and pointing them out to the state, the media, the school boards? Which organized groups are actively working to blocking them? How?

I have friends who can’t believe any group of people would be crazy enough to arm teachers.  Surely, they think, if we give the facts to people they will listen to reason. The majority of parents will block the idea. Even in gun-loving places  sensible people are in charge. They won’t let the program happen! Right? Right?

As you know I believe in the power of using logic. However, I also know of the logic of using power.

Remember: Just because you have the terrible facts about arming teachers, doesn’t mean people will listen to them.

Now consider this: Sheriffs throughout Florida want the 68 MILLION dollars in funds from the Department of Education to vet, train and arm teachers


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Florida Will Arm Teachers, Give Millions to Gun Makers & Allies, Won’t Ban Assault Weapons

Florida House passes gun restrictions, plan to arm certain teachers

Yes, Florida passed some minor gun restrictions, but follow the money and you’ll see the slaughter lobby and its allies will actually make millions on new guns in the schools programs and they didn’t have to pay for the damage their products do and policies cause. Programs that would actually cut into their revenue streams, like the assault weapon ban, were blocked.

New Florida Laws: Teachers Will Be Armed These type of Assault Weapons Still Not Banned in Florida.

The gun lobby and its allies have created “school safety” programs that generate revenue for the gun manufacturers and their partner service firms.  A story in USA Today shows where the money is going in this “comprehensive gun safety bill.”

How did the NRA-politicians get armed teachers and avoided an assault weapon ban? Money, pulled from taxpayers, used as leverage for other programs.  From James Call, Tallahassee Democrat Link 

…when leaders responded with nearly a half billion dollars for school hardening and mental health programs, lawmakers were forced to wrestle with the proposal’s accounting – money in exchange for guns in the classroom.  

The governor will sign this, crowing he’s . . . → Read More: Florida Will Arm Teachers, Give Millions to Gun Makers & Allies, Won’t Ban Assault Weapons

Florida Senators Won’t Ban AR-15’s. Now what Emma, Cameron and David? @Emma4Change @cameron_kasky @davidhogg111 #NeverAgain

Dear Emma, Cameron and David:

As I predicted the day before you went to Tallahassee, certain politicians pretended to listen to you, and then did what the NRA wanted.  On Saturday your Florida Senators voted 21-17 to defeat an  amendment to ban sales of AR-15s. Who didn’t pass it? This guy: Joe Negron, Senate President, (Hey didn’t you meet with Joe?  What did he say then vs. what he did now? ) 

Joe Negron, Florida Senate President, Republican @joenegronfl NRA Grade A+ 

Negron voting record and endorsements on guns And these people.

Baxley Bean Benacquisto Bradley Brandes Broxson Gainer Galvano Grimsley Hukill Hutson Lee Mayfield Passidomo Perry Simmons Simpson Stargel Steube Young

What is your next move? I won’t tell you what to do, because everyone is looking at YOU to do things differently this time than what was done by us veterans of the gun law fights.

One thing that you might want to do differently is not to accept this vote. There are things you can do in addition to voting these politicians out in November. Act now!

For example: You can employ additional pressure. David, remember when you asked students to not come to Florida for Spring Break . . . → Read More: Florida Senators Won’t Ban AR-15’s. Now what Emma, Cameron and David? @Emma4Change @cameron_kasky @davidhogg111 #NeverAgain