The People of the Gun repeatedly insist that gun control isn’t about guns. It’s about control. Gun control advocates don’t want to disarm civilians to make them safer. They want to disarm them to control them.
It’s a theme we’ve explored in our This Is What Happens to a Disarmed Populace series. Despite endless tales of disarmed people suffering from criminal predation and government tyranny, it’s a hard lesson for some to learn. Because it couldn’t happen here – discounting our country’s history of apartheid, persecution of native Americans and the internment of Japanese Americans (amongst other things).
Here’s a story [via newyork.cbslocal.com, with video] that shines a bright light on this dark corner of the antis’ twisted statist psyche.
[Gigi] Kearns ran an after-school program for SCOPE Education Services of Suffolk County, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported.
A new lockdown safety drill was ordered by SCOPE. Kearns, a supervisor for them for 15 years at Dickinson Elementary in East Northport, was asked to run it for 30 children grades 2 to 5.
“In the midst of the drill, some of the kids starting laughing. And then one of the children shouted out, ‘We are doing this drill because of Sandy Hook‘,” Kearns told McLogan.
Then one of the children asked, “What is Sandy Hook?,” Kearns said.
“I am a retired NYC police officer trained to speak with children on sensitive subjects such as Sandy Hook,” Kearns said.
That’s when she said she calmly and sensitively explained the shooting, McLogan reported.
At least one parent was furious that Kearns showed photos of crying Sandy Hook parents, the SWAT team, teachers escorting students out of the building and of shooter Adam Lanza, McLogan reported.
The parent said young children should be shielded from the truth.
“I started showing them how I would protect them if anything happened. I think that is what they gravitated towards. There was no fear involved,” Kearns said.
But SCOPE announced it is terminating Kearns.
The parents and students have started a petition to reinstate the much-valued teacher (750 signatories as of this writing). Whether or not it’s successful, here’s hoping that people learn an important lesson from this unconscionable debacle: gun control = thought control. If you want yourself and your children to enjoy freedom of thought (and speech), stick to your guns. At all costs. [h/t DW]