Time magazine is being criticized for focusing on five anti-gun high school students from Parkland, Fla., while ignoring pro-rights students who have raised red flags about how the “March for our Lives” movement has been completely taken over by the gun prohibition lobby, according to Fox News.
The controversial cover has a shot of five students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, posing as if they were on the cover of a record album, with the single word “Enough” superimposed. Time, which has never been friendly to the Second Amendment, seems to be promoting rather than reporting.
Students, teachers, parents and others will be marching and demonstrating Saturday in hundreds of cities, including Washington, D.C. Initially it was about school safety, but like the mythical Borg of the Star Trek series, the anti-gun machine quickly assimilated these students who seem to have adopted the “resistance is futile” mindset.
But there is resistance, and it has traction. Exemplified by another Parkland, Fla., student named Kyle Kashuv, it is clear that not all high schoolers around the country are dancing to the anti-gun drumbeat, where two teen faces have become all-too-familiar: David Hogg and Emma Gonzales.
Interestingly, as students return to the high school, the BBC is reporting that school officials have advised parents that henceforth their kids must carry clear backpacks. Ironically, the British news agency noted, “some pupils say it does nothing to tackle the issue of gun control,” revealing that this is now all about guns, not about safety, and that these students are getting a taste of their own medicine.
The proposals emerging from the aftermath of Parkland won’t do anything for school safety, either. Where students complain about invasion of privacy for having all their goodies exposed to view, they’re as deaf as their adult handlers to the concerns of gun owners who argue that background checks and waiting periods treat them comparably to criminals.
Pro-Second Amendment student Kashuv tells the story of his flight, during which an attendant allegedly got political by pushing the anti-gun-rights March for our Lives. The report has already stirred a reaction from Spirit Airlines, Fox News is reporting.
Kashuv has appeared on Fox to tell his side of the story, which many in the media apparently wishes they could completely ignore.
Expect the Saturday marches to get plenty of sympathetic news coverage. On the other hand, don’t look for much attention to students supporting gun rights, or to anybody that may be attending any of the weekend’s hundreds of gun shows around the country, or who spend their Saturday not trying to ban guns, but at shooting ranges enjoying their fundamental right to keep and bear arms.