Students in at least one Connecticut school district are being taught that Americans have no constitutional right to bear arms, leaving a father so incensed that he’s practically spitting nails.
“I am appalled,” said Steven Boibeaux, according to Fox News. “It sounds to me like they are trying to indoctrinate our kids.”
Boibeaux lives in Bristol where his son attends eighth grade. On Monday the students in his social studies c;ass were given a worksheet titled, “The Second Amendment Today.”
“The courts have consistently determined that the Second Amendment does not ensure each individual the right to bear arms,” the worksheet read. “The courts have never found a law regulating the private ownership of weapons unconstitutional.”
The work paper was published by Institutional Fair, and goes on to state that Second Amendment restrictions are not applied to the states.
“This means that the rights of this amendment are not extended to the individual citizens of the states. So a person has no right to complain about a Second Amendment violation by state laws.”
Apparently referring to the the Second Amendment’s introductory language, the paper states that gun ownership rights extend only to state national guards and not individuals.
Fox News contacted Mat Staver, founder and chairman of the Liberty Counsel, who referred to the lesson as “absolutely false” propaganda.
“In fact, the US Supreme Court has affirmed that the Second Amendment ensures the individual the right to bear arms,” Staver said. “The progressive interpretation of the Second Amendment is that it doesn’t give you the right to bear arms – that it’s a corporate right of the government – but that has been rejected by the Courts.”
When reached for comment, Ellen Solek, the school superintendent, told Fox News they have now decided to pull the assignment from the classroom.
“It is no longer an assignment in that particular school,” she said, and called it an “administration decision in the best interest of the district.”
Fox News reported:
She refused to answer any questions about the content of the lesson, how it became a part of the curriculum or how many students were assigned the lesson. She also refused to acknowledge whether the school will apologize to students and parents.
“No comment, thank you,” was all she would say.
Read the full story at Fox News.
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