Students Stage Pro-Second Amendment Rally in Response to Protests for Gun Control
A group of students from Colorado, dismayed by the numerous demonstrations demanding gun control, staged their own walkout in support of the Second Amendment.
On Wednesday, students from Woodland Park High School, which is about an hour north of Pikes Peak, held a 30-minute rally in support of the right to bear arms. The teenagers also organized a moment of silence to memorialize the lives lost in school shootings around the country.
The counter-protest came not long after student activists and gun control advocates descended on Washington, D.C., for the March for Our Lives event to demand legislators take action and pass sweeping gun control measures following the deadly February attack at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where 17 people were killed.
“I don’t believe that guns are the problem,” Colorado student Haley Armstead said, according to KXRM-TV. “I think it’s more of the people and that people are trying to blame an inanimate object for something that’s not them.”
Another student, Christian Garcia, told the local news outlet there would be fewer attacks on schools if there were “more armed officers or some type of security at our school and teachers train more.”
The Second Amendment rally was in no way affiliated with the school, but the district did coordinate with the protesters, allowing them to walk out of class and providing them with security in partnership with the local police department.
The Colorado event came on the heels of a similar demonstration in central Florida, where students from Rockledge High School hoisted signs in support of the Second Amendment, WFTV-TV reported.
Rockledge, Florida, High School students organized a school walkout in support of the second amendment. Students assembled outdoors at Rockledge High at around 10:40 a.m. to speak up about maintaining their constitutional rights in the wake of a school district-wide walkout to support gun control. SpaceCoastDaily.com/2018/04/rockledge-highs-chloe-deaton-to-appear-on-fox-news-channels-fox-friends-sunday-morning/
Posted by Space Coast Daily on Friday, March 30, 2018
“I’m pro-Second Amendment,” student organizer Anna Delaney said. “I wouldn’t mind deeper background checks, of course, but the Second Amendment will not be infringed upon.”