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Report: Pro-2A student Kyle Kashuv grilled by authorities for legally visiting gun range with father

On Monday, the Daily Wire reported that Kyle Kashuv, the Parkland shooting survivor who supports the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, was grilled by authorities after he legally visited a gun range with his father.

On Friday, Kashuv posted tweets and videos of the visit, noting that it was the first time he had ever handled a firearm.

“It was great learning about our inalienable right of and how to properly use a gun. This was my first time ever touching a gun and it made me appreciate the even more. My instructor was very informative; I learnt a lot. is important and we need 2 preserve 2A,” he said.

“My dad was there and I shot with an AR-15. After, I posted a few pictures and videos,” he said.

Apparently, that didn’t sit too well with a number of students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.  Worse yet, the report said that Kashuv was informed by his principal that other students were upset by his tweets.

Kashuv said that later in the day, things took a turn for the worse.  Here’s his account as posted by the Daily Wire:

Near the end of third period, my teacher got a call from the office saying I need to go down and see a Mr. Greenleaf. I didn’t know Mr. Greenleaf, but it turned out that he was an armed school resource officer. I went down and found him, and he escorted me to his office. Then a second security officer walked in and sat behind me. Both began questioning me intensely. First, they began berating my tweet, although neither of them had read it; then they began aggressively asking questions about who I went to the range with, whose gun we used, about my father, etc. They were incredibly condescending and rude.

Then a third officer from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office walked in, and began asking me the same questions again. At that point, I asked whether I could record the interview. They said no. I asked if I had done anything wrong. Again, they answered no. I asked why I was there. One said, “Don’t get snappy with me, do you not remember what happened here a few months ago?”

They continued to question me aggressively, though they could cite nothing I had done wrong. They kept calling me “the pro-Second Amendment kid.” I was shocked and honestly, scared. It definitely felt like they were attempting to intimidate me.

I was treated like a criminal for no reason other than having gone to the gun range and posted on social media about it.

Kashuv later tweeted:

Twitchy said that national security lawyer Bradley P. Moss responded harshly:

That prompted this response from Kashuv:

Moss hit back:

Others got involved:

Twitchy wondered:

Did he just say, people who “don’t want law enforcement to ever come near them”?

Gee … is it possible that something that happened pretty recently that showed Kashuv and the country that certain law enforcement officers maybe were sitting on their hands when immediate action was demanded? Ring any bells?

Others weighed in:

https://twitter.com/Brad_Reloaded/status/988593555944955904

It sure looks that way from what we know so far.

https://twitter.com/ElixthexFox/status/988594203448950791

Ben Shapiro tweeted:

He also noted:

Apparently, some are more equal than others…

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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