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Illinois School: Gun Rights Only What Government Allows Them to Be

Written By : Warner Todd Huston
March 24, 2014

The U.S. Constitution says that our Second Amendment rights shall not be infringed. That’s pretty straightforward. But a middle school in Illinois has decided that shall not really means that you have no rights unless government says you are allowed to have them.

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According to a workbook handout from Grant Middle School in Springfield, Illinois–that happens to be the capital city of the most corrupt state in America–Americans only have Second Amendment rights if they go and “register” with government and if government has decided they are worthy of being allowed those rights. (See image below.)


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Here is the full text of that worksheet:

Amendment 2 (1791): Right to Bear Arms

This Amendment States that the people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and they have not been in prison. The founding fathers included this amendment to prevent the United States from acting like the British who tried to take weapons away from the colonists.

So many lies in so few words.

First of all there isn’t a thing in the Second Amendment specifying “certain weapons.” It says firearms. Not “certain weapons.” The Amendment also doesn’t say a word about “prison” being a reason to exclude gun ownership. In fact, it makes no exceptions at all even going so far to say that the right “shall not be infringed.”

Here is the full text of the Second Amendment as ratified in the Bill of Rights:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

That bears no semblance to what the school said at all, now does it?

The person who brought this travesty to the nation’s attention is a father to one of Grant Middle School’s students. He wishes to stay anonymous because he feels the school will punish his child. He is probably right, too.

In any case, who he or his child is doesn’t matter because the school has admitted that the story is correct and that they have, indeed, been using the workbook.

Turns out it was written by some unionized, left-wing past teachers that used to work with the school. The school has agreed that the workbook needs a revision.

Again, it should be noted that this school is in the capital of the most corrupt state in the nation. It should also be noted that this is the same state that still has the most restrictions on its citizens’ Second Amendment rights and was the last state in the union to allow concealed carry–even thought it is still all up in the air and many legalities have yet to be worked out.

So, no one should be surprised that this corrupt school in this corrupt state is lying to its students about their rights.

One other thing should be noted to show that this school is a corrupt institution. It is really named U.S. Grant Middle school after the famed Civil War general. But the school has dropped the “U.S.” and is going simply with “Grant Middle School.”

Does it surprise anyone that this corrupt school is doing its best to whitewash its connection to the famous Civil War General. That it is the same school trying to undermine our Second Amendment rights?

Unsurprisingly, on its website the school also celebrates its Common Core standards.

A corrupt school in a corrupt state–the home of Barack Obama, natch–doing its best to destroy this country. That is modern education today.

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