Student Suspended for NRA T-shirt

Kids in schools today are exposed to all manner of morally questionable ideas, especially in very liberal states like New York.

In addition to the outright assault on America’s sexual morals, the liberal education industry force feeds children an adulterated history, “feel-good” math and a steady diet of left-wing political pap.

One thing that isn’t taught in schools, either because the teachers disagree with it or simply don’t know it, is the U.S. Constitution.

None of the founding documents of our country is mentioned in more than passing, but it seems as if the Constitution and its Bill of Rights are not only not taught in any depth, but that the teaching establishment has a propensity for playing up “rights” that aren’t in there at all — such as the “right” to an abortion — and twisting meaning of the protections that are there.

Grand Island High School student Shane Kinney found that out the hard way when he was suspended for a day for wearing a T-shirt with an NRA logo on it.

The logo, which features crossed firearms, caught the eye of a teacher who told Shane he would have to either change shirts or turn the one he had on inside out because it violated the school dress code.

Shane’s mother, Kim, who works at the school, said Shane had worn the shirt before without problems. She said that the school’s dress code does say clothing should not disrupt education and should not promote violence, but there is nothing about promoting political causes or gun rights.

“Just by wearing the shirt, yes it has guns on it, but it doesn’t mean you are for any kind of violence,” Kinney said.

When told by the teacher to ditch the shirt, Shane refused, so the school swung into action, suspending him for a day. No doubt officials were proud of saving students from the terror of facing a student armed with a T-shirt supporting their Second Amendment rights.

But someone must have complained. The office of school Superintendent Terese Lawrence said in an email, “I reiterate, no student was disciplined for wearing a shirt expressing a position on the NRA or gun control.” But the Kinneys verified Shane’s punishment.

Kinney said she and her husband have talked to Shane since the incident about the importance of standing up for your rights, but they have also talked about the need to choose your battles carefully. She said Shane decided not to pursue the incident any further.

“Shane will probably not wear shirts like this to school anymore,” she said. “He can hold firmly to his beliefs, but for those 7 hours a day, five days a week he’s in school, you have to kind of follow their rules like it or not. But he’ll move on, he’ll graduate, and probably serve our country and wear lots of shirts like that.”

The problem with liberals attitudes about guns being forced on schools is twofold. Not only are the schools taking away personal rights, but the foolishness of declaring schools “gun-free” zones makes children targets for gunmen who want to take out as many victims as possible without facing resistance.

There was a time not so long ago when children were actually taught to shoot in schools across this country. It used to be the case that the majority of people who were old enough to carry a firearm, did so. And it sure seems like when we were a gun-toting nation, there was a lot less crime and far fewer mass shootings.

Now, kids can’t even point a finger at a classmate in play without some alleged adult having a stroke. If school officials really want to keep children safe from guns, do the logical thing and teach them to shoot.