Gun Control Teen Activists Show Why We Shouldn’t Listen to Children. [VIDEO]

Gun Control Teen Activists Show Why We Shouldn’t Listen to Children. [VIDEO]

Gun Control Teen Activists Show Why We Shouldn’t Listen to Children. [VIDEO]

There’s no doubt that the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has scarred its students — perhaps for life. I sincerely hope not, and I trust that the vast majority will return to school and resume their lives.

However, can we adults finally put our collective feet down and refuse to have children dictate our gun policy?

I’m sorry, but trauma does not make anyone an expert. Yet the media cling to the words of the teenagers who survived the shooting as if they possess canny wisdom beyond their years.

Joy Reid of MSNBC is a prime example, because on Saturday she held a fawning interview with activists David Hogg and Ryan Deitsch on AM Joy. And their comments are simultaneously ignorant and filled with hubris. Yet Reid never countered them.

For example, Reid opened the interview by asking if either Hogg or Deitsch had received any counseling. Deitsch responded as follows:

“We’ve had plenty of access to counseling. . . but frankly we don’t have enough time to deal with the grief. . . we have to take action, we have to continue to speak out with people. . .”

Okay, so Hogg and Deitsch are refusing much-needed counseling, because they’re way too important. Do their parents agree? Or are they encouraging them? Who knows?

Moreover, David Hogg is still calling the NRA “child murderers” — forget the actual killer — and encouraging a boycott of businesses who give discounts for NRA members. Hogg has his sights set on FedEx in particular. Why? His answer:

“The CEO is one of the biggest donors to the NRA and we have to take care of them. . .” (Boldface mine.)

So tell us, David, what exactly will “take care of them” look like? Do you want to put FedEx out of business? Would you like to see young adults — just a few years older than you — lose their jobs because of your anti-gun tantrum? Or do you think you’ll be the one to force a corporation’s Board of Directors to fire their CEO?

What an ego!

Oh, but they’re not anti-gun — Ryan Deitsch assures us of that. Or so he says. However, he is fully ignorant of the rights guaranteed by the Constitution:

“We’re not out here saying we want to take guns. I don’t want to take someone’s gun if they want it, but they need to deserve it.” (Boldface mine.)

Um, Ryan? That’s not how the Constitution works. The Second Amendment declares that the right to ‘keep and bear arms’ is a ‘natural right.’ You do not get to determine who ‘deserves it.’

David Hogg also complained that Republican leaders still won’t listen to them — which, in his world, means to agree with them. But he also threatens state leaders in the same way he threatens the hapless FedEx CEO that he wants to ‘take out’:

“Because they won’t listen to us, we’re gonna have to make sure that we take control of some of these states’ economies.”

And as for Congress? Well, he has designs on them, too:

“I want a major rehaul of everybody who’s in our current House of Representatives to be the outcome.”

Because Republicans are evil, or something.

But don’t you dare criticize them. As Hogg said:

“We don’t deserve to be attacked by adults. We’re literally teenagers.”

Who apparently think they’re as wise as more educated adults who have vastly greater life experiences.

Oh, okay.

And yet throughout the entire interview, Joy Reid never challenges anything these two have to say. Even gently. However, she concludes her interview with this gem:

“Sometimes kids are smarter than adults.”

Really? And here I always thought I was smarter than my children as they were growing up. Silly me.

Here’s the entire interview. Be ready to be gobsmacked.

But, but . . . what about the inept Scot Peterson, the Broward County police officer who failed to enter Stoneman Douglas during the shooting?

David Hogg doesn’t blame him. Not at all. You see, as Hogg said in yet another MSNBC interview:

“Who wants to go down the barrel of an AR-15, even with a glock? And I know that’s what these police officers are supposed to do, but they’re people too.”

Um, maybe because he’s a police officer and it’s his freakin’ job?

JROTC member Brandon Huff — who actually ran to the scene of the shooting — would beg to differ with David Hogg, but only a local reporter cared what he had to say:

So will anyone from MSNBC or CNN be interested in what Brandon has to say? Nah. Because the narrative demands that the wicked and foul NRA be blamed for the shooting.

You know, I’m not a member of the NRA. I’m not even fond of shooting, even though I’ve been to the range with my husband. But I strongly support the Second Amendment. And I’m so over these teenage activists, their transparent desire to dismantle gun rights, and their pernicious shills in the media.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

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  • The 4 stars that Sheriff Israel wears on all of his shirts……are they part of a uniform or a costume? After listening to the video by Brandon Huff, if the behavior of the “resource officer” is any indication, it’s clear Israel is a “Sheriff” in name only.

  • Scott says:

    I don’t know if it’s their parents driving this, or if they have just been raised to be this delusional.. it sounds like the school system and law enforcement down there have worked to create a fantasy world for them, ignoring crimes, to increase federal funding, but David Hogg in particular comes across as a true sociopath, from his overall affect, to his word choices, he is truly scary.. And Joy Reid is a joke, nothing put a partisan shill. Unfortunately, as you point out, most of the country will never hear about / from Brandon Huff, because he makes logical and intelligent comments on the subject, that don’t fit the narrative..

    • Matthew W says:

      “I don’t know if it’s their parents driving this”
      Of course they are.
      Imagine the hate that the parents spew at dinner time that this child has heard and learned from.

      • Scott says:

        True… I just meant I wasn’t sure if the parents were actively pushing this, or if they’d just done such a shitty job “raising ” these kids to be SJW’s that the kids naturally behave like this.. Either way, the parents are the root cause, no doubt

  • ScienceABC123 says:

    Translation: “We don’t want to take your guns, but they have to go – by force if necessary.”

  • GWB says:

    However, can we adults finally put our collective feet down and refuse to have children dictate our gun any policy whatsoever?
    Minor fix, Kim.

    but they need to deserve it.
    Hmmm, and one of the elements of figuring out who “deserves it” would be maybe actually acting on clear and unequivocal signs of a psychopath to prevent him from hurting people in the future?

    Because they won’t listen to us, we’re gonna have to make sure that we take control of some of these states’ economies.
    Wow, totalitarian much?

    We don’t deserve to be attacked by adults. We’re literally teenagers.
    Exactly. So you should probably shut the hell up and listen to those with some wisdom.

    Sometimes kids are smarter than adults.
    Only smarter than idiots like you, Joy. Sadly, a lot more adults than should be are as stupid and foolish as you.

    I agree absolutely with the kids who say “the adults failed us!” The problem is they’re pointing at the wrong adults when they say it.

  • freddie says:

    I’d like to believe that this level of imbecility from these kids (“emergency entertainers”) is because they’ve had one Tide Pod too many, but I think they’ve just never bothered to learn (or been taught?) about things like the US Constitution, the Bill of Rights, etc. After all, their heroes (and those of their teachers?) are people like Stalin and Mao.

    • GWB says:

      They’ve never been taught. It’s not really their fault – but their teachers and parents? Definitely.

      And, definitely all those people who have encouraged this culture of “kids are soooo much smarter than adults” BS.

  • GWB says:

    You know what? Given what the kid is continuing to do, I’m going to now treat him as an adult. And I’m sick of the slander. What this jerk needs is a punch in the mouth.

    He called FL legislators that wouldn’t meet with him “child murderers” at his little brown-shirt rally last night. That’s fighting words, imo. He badly needs a beating to teach him some manners.

  • SciVo says:

    You know who doesn’t need counseling? People without empathy. Narcissists, sociopaths, and psychopaths.

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