Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Pro-gun Parkland survivor questioned by school security after visit to gun range

The following article appeared in American Thinker on April 24th

One of the pro-gun, contrary student voices at Parkland high school where anti-gun demonstrations erupted after a shooting was hauled into the principal's office and questioned by school security officers after he visited a gun range over the weekend.
Kyle Kashuv

Kyle Kashuv had never fired a gun before his visit to a range last Friday. The young man was obviously excited and pleased with the experience.

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

But school authorities saw the tweet and when he showed up at school on Monday, he was questioned by school security.

“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…it turned out that he was an armed school resource officer,” Kashuv said. “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.”

Kashuv said the officers asked him who he went to the range with, what kinds of guns he used, who his father i, and other “condescending and rude” questions.

“I asked why I was there,” he continued. “One said, ‘Don’t get snappy with me, do you not remember what happened here a few months ago?'”

Kashuv said the officers repeatedly called him the “pro-Second Amendment kid” and wouldn’t cite anything he had done wrong.

“I was shocked and honestly, scared. It definitely felt like they were attempting to intimidate me,” Kashuv asserted.
Kyle with instructor

Welcome to Amerika, circa 2018, where intimidating a traumatized kid because he defends the Constitution is OK. If I were Kyle's father, I would be kicking ass and taking names for this outrage. Who do these glorified mall cops think they are? 

And no, this wild overreaction is not "understandable." It is contemptible. It had nothing to do with keeping the school safe and everything to do with trying to intimidate someone for "wrong thinking." It was designed to chill the atmosphere and intimidate not only Mr. Kashuv, but anyone who agrees with him.

Judging by Kashuv's reaction to these Gestapo tactics, the incident will have the opposite effect on the kid, and he will increase his Second Amendment advocacy. 

You can't keep a good man down.

Ed.  This is an abject disgrace, harassing this youngster because he had the GALL to exercise his 2nd Amendment rights. 

I wish to GOD I were this young man's father for just a day! I guarantee the jag-off bureaucrats that harassed and attempted to intimidate him would NEVER forget me. And there would be written, public apologies by everyone from Kyle's principal to Mr. Greenleaf...the school rent-a-cop.

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