As students protest, they are missing out on the history lessons they need

Here is Jack Hellner offering some fundamental lessons about reality to anyone willing to listen:

It is certainly fine that children are protesting guns and mourning the loss of students. But it is time for parents, teachers, the media, politicians, and other adults to teach some facts about history and why we have a Second Amendment so that these students know what they are protesting about.

Does taking away guns really make people safer? The North Korean people are not safe because the tyrants don’t allow ordinary citizens to have guns. Disarmed, they are in danger every day.

In the same way, the far-left Nazis took away the guns in Germany in the 1930s, and millions of Jews died, in some measure because they had no way to protect themselves.

The United States would not be free today if only Great Britain and the Tory loyalists had guns. The reason for the Second Amendment was not because of hunting. It was to protect the people from a tyrannical government, and there have been many tyrants willing to kill their own people if they dare get out of line. Some of them exist today.

Shouldn’t the children and the public be told that the ten-year assault weapon ban from 1994 to 2004 didn’t reduce the “lethality and injuriousness of gun violence”? Here is an account from the Washington Times:

The federal assault-weapons ban, scheduled to expire in September, is not responsible for the nation’s steady decline in gun-related violence and its renewal likely will achieve little, according to an independent study commissioned by the National Institute of Justice (NIJ).

“We cannot clearly credit the ban with any of the nation’s recent drop in gun violence. And, indeed, there has been no discernible reduction in the lethality and injuriousness of gun violence,” said the unreleased NIJ report, written by Christopher Koper, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Read more: American Thinker