In the wake of the horrific massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida last month, a group of students has been in the spotlight on television demanding that we do something big. Highly organized, with the help of a PR team, the students have mostly brushed off numerous law enforcement failures before and during the shooting. So the big things that they seem to want to be done are new laws and policies.
One of those things the students have asked lawmakers to consider is banning all “assault rifles” like the AR-15. The students want to make it illegal for millions of gun owners to buy guns that look like the one used by the deranged teen in Florida.
This is one of the big changes they believe is necessary.
But some of the changes that are going to be instituted at the high school in Florida, at least one of the vocal students, thinks is going too far.
Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school will be required to wear nametags at all times and to use see-through backpacks. The New York Times reported:
“The Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 people last month will require students to carry only clear backpacks, school administrators announced on Wednesday after the shooting suspect’s brother was charged with trespassing on campus and two students were arrested on charges of carrying knives…
Robert W. Runcie, the superintendent of Broward County Public Schools, sent a letter to the families of Stoneman Douglas High students imposing the new backpack rule, reminiscent of security measures at airports and professional sports venues. He said any student without a clear backpack would be provided one at no cost after spring break, which takes place next week.
Students also will be issued identification badges, which they will be required to wear at all times while in school.”
Gun control activist and survivor from the shooting in Florida, David Hogg thinks things have gone too far. In an interview with Axios this morning he said this: “After we come back from Spring Break, they’re requiring us all to have clear backpacks…it’s unnecessary. It’s embarrassing for a lot of the students.”
Therefore, according to the new voices, gun control for an entire country of 300 million people is a reasonable response to the Parkland shooting, but backpack control at one high school is an unreasonable response.
Is there a real inconsistency here?
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Credit: Hot Air