WOODLAND PARK, Co. – Colorado students staged a walkout in support of the Second Amendment Wednesday, in an effort to counter the pro-gun control rallies taking place across the nation following the deadly shooting at a Florida high school in February.
Students at Woodland Park High School, an hour north of Pike’s Peak, began the 30-minute pro-Second Amendment rally with a moment of silence for victims of past school shootings.
“I don’t believe that guns are the problem,” said student Haley Armstead. “I think it’s more of the people and that people are trying to blame an inanimate object for something that’s not them.”
Another student, Christian Garcia, told FOX 21 more armed officers and trained teachers would “stop” or “prevent” further school shootings.
The walkout was student-organized and had no affiliation to the high school. In response, the school district allowed students to participate in the walkout and provided increased security through the police department, reported Fox.
The rally comes days after students in Central Florida organized a similar protest in support of the Second Amendment after they felt silenced when the movement to honor the Parkland shooting victims turned political.
“I’m pro-Second Amendment,” Rockledge High School junior and protest organizer Anna Delaney told WFTV. “I wouldn’t mind deeper background checks, of course, but the Second Amendment will not be infringed upon.”
The walkout led to the school’s track. Students were seen carrying the American flag and holding signs that read, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” and “I support the right to bear arms.”
Another student said he participated to show that not all students are for gun control.
“It’s all over the news right now that all students hate guns,” Zachary Schneider said. “I wanted to show that not all students feel that way.”
Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., on February 14, killing 17 and injuring another 17 people. As a result, he was indicted on more than a dozen counts of murder.
However, in the weeks following the shooting, students across the country held a National Walkout Day, pushing for stricter gun laws.
Latently, their agenda was firmly undergirded by left wing activists and filled with irony.
Law Enforcement Today contributor Marjorie Greene wrote:
On Saturday, March 24th, every news network covered the events spread across the country, with the main event being in Washington DC, where approximately 200,000 protestors gathered to protest guns, not 800,000 the media reported.
One of the main ironies? The people attending the Washington DC march were protected heavily by LEOs with guns, all kinds of guns, and specifically the types of guns the very people marching want banned.
Assault weapons, or as the March For Our Lives calls them, “weapons of war,” were carried and present by the good guys, providing the protection for the marchers, who were able to feel safe because of the protection by LEOs with guns in order for the marchers to protest guns.
Yes, I know you have to read that sentence several times to absorb the irony. Washington DC Police, US Park Police, US Capitol Police, US Secret Service Uninformed Division, FBI, Metro Transit Police, and DC National Guard were all armed with guns working to protect the marchers who were marching against guns. …
However it (the protest) wasn’t truly student led or organized. It turns out the students were just the puppets attending the gun control party thrown by the celebrities in cahoots with the gun control groups. Yes the very same celebrities who pay good guys with guns for protection and benefit from LEOs protection when they perform. Yes another irony.
Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney, Steven Spielberg, and Jeffrey Katzenberg each donated $500,000 totaling $2 million towards the march. George Clooney and Oprah Winfrey paid for free water for protestors attending the march.
At the Woodland Park High School rally, nearly every student interviewed by Space Coast Daily appeared articulate and knowledgeable regard the Second Amendment.
One of their signs read, “The beauty of the 2nd Amendment is that it will NOT be needed until they try to take it.” This quote is attributed to Thomas Jefferson.
In addition to the American flag on display, another student carried the Gadsden flag—Don’t Tread on Me. It was originally designed during the American Revolution and used by the Continental Marines.
In recent times many snowflake groups have become increasingly offended by the Gadsden flag. Their erroneous logic equates it to toxic masculinity and white supremacy since the namesake, Christopher Gadsden, was a Southern general and politician in South Carolina.
So does anyone think the media will cover a pro-Second Amendment rally with the same fervor? No, we didn’t think so.