Common Core Distorts ‘The Battle Over Gun Control.’ Understandably, Parents are Upset…

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What’s the most dangerous political bureaucracy? Is it the IRS? Is it Homeland Security?

Many might argue with me, but the biggest threat to America’s future is the Department of Education. While nobody argues that education is a bad thing, it’s clear that not only is the Department of Education doing a remarkably poor job of efficiently using too-much taxpayer money to pump-out under-performing students, but our public school system serves as little more than indoctrination centers dedicated to promoting leftist views and promoting a noxious environment of political correctness.

Every day in America, some school somewhere in the U.S. oversteps their bounds. From the school that banned American flags to the school that suspended a child for eating a Poptart into the shape of a gun, it’s clear that Americans are sending their children off to school each day to learn reading, writing and arithmetic from a bureaucracy dedicated to the promotion of liberal ideas.

Nowhere is this more obvious than in Common Core, a much-loathed education curriculum designed to convolute simple mathematics, distort American history and advance a leftwing political agenda.

A study guide entitled, “The Battle Over Gun Control,” has parents riled after the study guide blasts the NRA for their supposedly extreme actions in thwarting unconstitutional gun control efforts.

The study guide was authored by KQED, a northern Californian affiliate of National Public Radio (NPR), and the nonprofit, taxpayer-subsidized National Writing Project- both of whom promote a liberal agenda.

The study guide asserts that “moderate gun control” measures were thwarted by the “powerful political influence” of the NRA following the shooting at Sandy Hook.

The “moderate gun control” measures the guide references included a national ban on private firearm sales that served as an infringement to our right to individual firearm ownership- the one thing expressly prohibited by the Second Amendment.

“The issue took center stage in December, when a lone gunman entered an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., killing 20 children and six adults in one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history,” the guide read. “Yet, months down the line, the issue remains highly controversial: An attempt to enact moderate new gun control measures this spring was voted down in the Senate, due in part to the powerful political influence of gun rights groups like the National Rifle Association.”

The study guide materials offer “guiding questions” for students to consider such as:

“Are rules and guidelines that were created over 200 years ago still applicable today?”

“When a greater number of people in our society own guns, are we safer or more at risk?”

“How accurate is this statement: ‘The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.’”

It’s like someone just jotted-down Piers Morgan’s talking points and called it a curriculum…

The wording of the guide suggests and insidious plot to block “moderate” gun control efforts. However, it was not the NRA that voted-down the disastrous legislation; it was elected leaders who understood that not only would the proposed law not have done/do anything to prevent tragedies like the one at Sandy Hook, but the bill itself was unconstitutional.

There are no “moderate gun control measures.” There is only that which constitutional and that which is not. The law that reads “shall not be infringed” does not allow for “moderate, contemporary infringements” to this God-given right. Unless someone repeals the Second Amendment, the law stands.

Not only must Common Core be relegated to the trashbin, but the entire Department of Education must be eliminated. Since its creation, education in America has only become more costly, less-comprehensive, and most alarmingly, more politicized.

About the Author

Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.
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