The future of gun control will not be a battle fought over federal legislation. The crusaders who seek to undermine our Second Amendment rights will not come at us straight-on; they have tried for decades and it simply has not worked.
No, the future of gun control efforts is one of duplicity and stealth. They will reframe this discussion as a “sensible” need for mental health intervention and they will also frame the discussion as a function of public health concerns.
Already, Americans are saddled with a surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, who views gun ownership as a public health issue. It won’t be long before doctors are helping to facilitate an invasion registry of who does and does not own firearms and, worse yet, who should be allowed to own them.
Now, teachers are creeping into the discussion and attempting to ascertain who owns firearms.
A Texas high school has received criticism for an invasive questionnaire given to students that asks them to disclose if their family owns firearms, how many, why they have them and in what direction their parents lean politically.
It sends chills up your spine, doesn’t it?
An estimated 100 students in a journalism class at Hendrickson High School in Pflugerville, Texas were given a survey called The Hawk 2015 Gun Survey in a supposed effort to ignite a discussion over the Second Amendment.
The survey asks if the family owns guns, how many, what they’re used for and also asks such questions as “What do you associate with guns?” and “Have you or anyone in your family ever used a gun in a self-defense situation?”
The survey also asks student to rate their and their parents’ political views on a 1-10 scale with “1” being “strong liberal” and “10” being “strong conservative.”
Reportedly, the principal of the school is new this year and was unaware of the survey, but is disturbed by the questions.
The Second Amendment is extremely important and in the context of a journalism class, it’s even important to note that there is a debate in the country over laws concerning gun ownership. However, in order to provoke a dialogue on this topic, the teacher should feel compelled to ask questions like, “What are some modern-day arguments concerning the Second Amendment?”
Asking them to, essentially, report on their parents’ political affiliation in writing is not only too far, it’s downright creepy and unsettling.
Hopefully, every last student in the class stood up and refused to participate in this exercise.
However, I fear that that did not happen. Thanks to a radicalized Department of Education, our nation’s children have become more and more accepting of gradual increases in totalitarian behavior. Tyranny has become normalized in much of the public school system, so it is the duty of parents to help their children be able to identify such nakedly invasive attempts to gather information.