Parents and students participating in “school safety” demonstrations are unwittingly joining themselves to far-left political groups.
The California State Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is urging its members to “call out” federal legislators in support of gun control on March 14, coinciding with the “#Enough” school walkout being organized by the anti-Trump Women’s March organization.
California PTA will also be in Washington, D.C. March 13-15 to meet with lawmakers for the purpose of “demanding an end to gun violence.”
According to the Women’s March website, students, teachers, and school administrators will walk out of school for 17 minutes beginning at 10:00am on the 14th.
Another Women’s March co-chair, Tamika D. Mallory, came under fire this week for attending a sermon by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, the Washington Free Beacon reports. Farrakhan has a history of making antisemitic comments.
The nation-wide gun control by students and teachers has largely been funded and assisted by a wide network of prominent left-wing groups, though the media has given little focus to the role these organization play.
In addition to Women’s March, MoveOn, Planned Parenthood, and Everytown for Gun Safety are among the entities that have promoted the student activism through a combination of funding, coaching, and providing logistics and transportation.
California PTA proposes gun reform that would include prohibiting the “sale and possession of assault weapons (including automatic and semi- automatic weapons),” as well as banning “the manufacture, importation, possession, sale or resale of accessories and ammunition designed for assault weapons.”
Anti-gun protests have arisen in response to last month’s shooting at Parkland, Fla.’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which a former student wielding a rifle shot killed 17 people and injured over a dozen others.
In response to the shooting, President Trump has proposed letting qualified teachers carry firearms, as well as raising the gun purchase age to 21, banning “bump stocks,” and expanding background checks.