Students from School of Excellence High School working on their anti-gun violence mural project. Courtesy of The Bronx Museum of the Arts. (Caption and photo courtesy artsy.net)

“One project that will be created over the next semester, by students from the School for Excellence in the Bronx, is a newspaper that will be printed in May. The group was among the first to send letters of solidarity to the students in Parkland, Florida, who have been battling for gun regulations following last month’s shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. The efforts of those students, who have tirelessly made their case on television and social media, have fiercely challenged equivocating politicians and backfooted the powerful pro-gun organization NRA as never before. As a result, the fight for gun control has been renewed across the nation.” –  Isaac Kaplan in Public School Students Are Creating Art to Protest Gun Violence—with Help from the Bronx Museum [via artsy.net]

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    • I do enjoy virtue signalling by the demographic that generates most of the violent crime in this country. Sit down and shut up.

  1. They don’t get it … “fighting back” is for when interviews and their school project newspaper won’t stop the bad whack-job from killing them.

    We continue to be afflicted by people who never grew past their delusion of relevance from middle school student government.

  2. Whatever. Really. At this point I don’t care.

    I have been called a terrorist. I have been called a Nazi. I have been called a murderer. All because I am a peaceful gun owner. At this point I no longer care what these people say, their ignorant vitriol has cost them whatever sway they may have held over my opinion.

    I refuse to validate their venom with the dignity of a response.

    • Hear, hear. I’m pretty damned sick of being demonized in absentia for something I had NOTHING to do with. The only “common sense” move left for me is to have nothing to do with that sort, anywhere, ever.

    • I’m kind of in the same place you are. Started well before with the election. Everything starts off with “okay let’s have a civil discussion and be polite” then immediately get called some pretty nasty things. Nobody sees a problem with it but immediately jump all over you when you defend yourself by responding.

      Forget that. I can take a lot of punishment but even I have my limits. If there’s going to be any dialog it will need to be with someone else from my side because all they get is a polite “no” from me. There’s no point in engaging.

      • Not just that but, “Okay lets have a civil polite discussion about this thing that I know very little about but you should listen to my ideas anyway and shut the hell up you worthless scum.”

  3. No.

    “That goes for this failed school shooter, for Bloomberg, for Democrat gun-grabbing politicians, for Republican Quislings, for oath-breaking political police officials and the jackbooted thugs they send hither, for vacuous Hollywood dilettantes, for anti-gun “progressives” of all stripes, for media propagandists, for the useful idiot manufactured rock star “kids” that play better to the cameras than Demanding Mom cat ladies, to the Pajama Boys and to any other domestic enemy who would dare “advocate” for disarming their countrymen.”

    We will not disarm. Deal with it.

    Or deal with us.

    ~David Codrea ~

    • Well, naturally! Every single level of government failed in Florida, therefore the solution is ~more~ of every single level of government.

      /s

  4. So, how is this not “Hate Speech”? Why are they demonizing legal citizen firearm owners that have done nothing to them?. We should start a church devoted to firearm ownership, tax exempt and freedom of religion. What would they say then?. hey, not a bad idea!

    • Wally….. This is hate speech and also liabless slander. They have now violated their First Amendment rights and they should have their rights removed as they wish to do with second amendment rights.

  5. “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”

    Since it was written, there have been statists on one side and those who cherish liberty on the other. I entreat the POTG to consider that RKBA absolutism is the only way to fully restore the exercise of the unalienable individual right to keep and bear arms. It is a simple position. It is a crucial position. If someone is not in the lawful, legitimate custody of another, they are free to exercise their right. Can it be concerning that a former violent felon might be lawfully carrying a firearm? Yes, of course it can be. However, the course of the republic has demonstrated that, in our experiment at least, this is a risk which must be accepted. Along with “shall not be infringed,” restrictions on self-defense also must be pared down and corrected to a much finer, less restrictive point. That combination of the full exercise of the individual right and ability to exercise self-defense would allow for a balance of power between criminality and lawful citizenry. Full restoration of the exercise of the unalienable individual right to keep and bear arms cannot be restored incrementally. We must stand united and refuse to be disarmed. Please stop doing what the left and other statists do; looking to government to protect you from all day-to-day risks. Take responsibility for yourselves. Secure a free society for yourself, your family, your neighbors, and for future generations. Take a “shall not be infringed” stand for the unalienable individual right that is so crucial to liberty and a free people.

  6. These people are making my ass tired. Just bring it people. Come to take them and let’s sort this out for the next hundred years. I am so tired of all their screeching…

    So much sound and fury, signifying absolutely nothing. If you don’t like the Second Amendment, there is a process in place to handle that. Get cracking and do the work to achieve the political power to amend it. Bring the fight fully out into the open. Just do it, already.

    Eliminate the Second Amendment and the gun problem will be solved! Wrong, but the consequences would be interesting. Horrible, but interesting.

  7. Ah, yes, The Bronx. Land of my birth. Believe it or not, it was a pleasant place to live before the name became a synonym for urban decay.

    Today, 40% of Bronx residents are foreign born and think like it, when they bother to think at all.

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