The video of Virginia delegate Nick Freitas talking about gun control [below] went viral on Facebook. Why wouldn’t it? He slams gun-free zones, government policies that create broken homes, the “abortion industry” and the ineffectiveness of gun control laws in Europe. Mr. Freitas highlights defensive gun uses. And turns to arming teachers . . .
“Not every teacher,” Mr. Freitas demurs, “but a teacher that is comfortable with it, is former law enforcement, is former military, that is now in the classroom.”
I interrupt this pro-gun polemic to point out that this position — that cops and vets (and teachers that receive specialty active shooter training) are OK to carry in school whereas your garden variety gun owner are not — cedes valuable ground to gun control advocates. Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms should not end at the school gate.
Don’t be angry. I’m picking nits. It’s what I do. I know that this video — that takes Democrats to the woodshed — is heavenly manna for the pro-gun rights side now. It should be seen by any and all firearms freedom fence sitters. Send it.