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Parkland Students to Share Their ‘Expertise’ Talking About Guns at Harvard

Parkland Students to Share Their ‘Expertise’ Talking About Guns at Harvard

“The Parkland students have refused to be silent victims”

Is anyone else tired of seeing these kids exploited by the left for political purposes?

The College Fix reports:

Parkland, Florida students to share their ‘expertise’ at Harvard

Some of the more vocal students from the site of the Parkland, Florida shootings are headed to Harvard University on March 20.

According to The Harvard Crimson, the high school activists will be part of an Institute of Politics panel titled “#NEVERAGAIN: How Parkland Students are Changing the Conversation on Guns,” and will feature students David Hogg, Cameron Kasky and Emma González.

Dustin Chiang, president of the IOP Student Advisory Committee, said in an email “These students have rapidly organized a nationwide movement and are currently at the center of our country’s political discourse. We are eager to hear their insight on how young people can make a difference on issues they believe in.”

Panel moderator Meighan Stone, a senior fellow at the Kennedy School’s Women and Foreign Policy program, compared the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School survivors to Pakistani activist Malala and US Representative John Lewis:

“The Parkland students have refused to be silent victims, instead realizing they need no one’s permission to be a prophetic voice for change and an end to gun violence in America.”

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Looks like somebody’s realized they’ve milked this one dry already. Harvard is where old Washington horses are put out to stud, after their racing days are over. Nothing much actually happens there. In Washington, one can maybe get legislators to do dumb things while they’re befuddled after Happy Hour, but in Cambridge, not so much.

“The Parkland students have refused to be silent victims, instead realizing they need no one’s permission to be a prophetic voice for change and an end to gun violence in America.”

This is pretty generic fluff.

    Generic fluff, yes.

    The Parkland students — Emma “Sinead” Gonzalez and David “Where’s a Camera?” Hogg, anyway* — have indeed “refused to be silent victims”.

    However, they have also refused to educate themselves on civics (i.e. how laws are actually made), and refused to educate themselves on basic firearms technology and terminology. They have also refused to create a cohesive, coherent message.

    Sure, they want to “end gun violence”. But what laws are they proposing/supporting, and how will those laws solve the problem, as they define it? They need specifics, and they don’t have any.

    If I were a GOP congressman, I’d be sorely-tempted to take them in, let them speak, and then announce my “Marjory Stoneman Douglas Gun Violence Reduction Act of 2018” in their honor. The Act would do nothing but morally condemn “gun violence” and declare it “more illegaler” than it already is. No specifics — no harsher sentences, no gun bans, no background check enhancements, no raised age limits, no resource allocations for school safety and security — nothing but a condemnation and a declaration that “gun violence” is illegal.

    If that’s their message, then passing such a bill should make them go away, right? And if not, then they out themselves as demanding brats who used all their political capital and influence on a useless gesture.

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    * – My sincerest apologies and condolences to the hundreds of Marjory Stoneman Douglas students who aren’t out in the limelight, and who are either knowledgeable enough about civics to know what’s what, or quietly mourning their loss(es) while these two self-aggrandize and demand “change” on behalf of the rest of the students … who may or may not agree with them.

They don’t seem to be flying commercial either. Why is a tail number not available just when you want it? 🙁

The students didn’t organize anything. They (and their parents/chaperones) are taking advantage of a freebie pre-Spring Break trip to Boston. I hope they enjoy their celebrity du jour status, and are prepped for the inevitable letdown when they are no longer relevent.

    Nope. The students’ political “activities” are being supported financially by Michael Bloomberg and/or George Soros, using their already existing networks. The students’ only value to the cause is that nobody (except me) wants to be the one to tell them, to their faces, that they’re full of it. That “expertise” comes from experience, and as such they have no expertise in either firearms or political action. At best, they can offer their expertise on coping with the aftermath of emotionally-traumatic situations (but I don’t see a lot of coping; I see a lot of bratty demanding).

    I hope they enjoy their celebrity du jour status, and are prepped for the inevitable letdown when they are no longer relevent.

    LI’s resident cartoonist, A.F. Branco, already covered this: https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/03/branco-cartoon-theres-no-business/

Thank you for the nonexistent invite. I look forward to not going.. https://t.co/xOeO15wLQ3

— Kyle Kashuv (@KyleKashuv) March 12, 2018

buckeyeminuteman | March 13, 2018 at 12:03 pm

Obama bragged to David Hogg that he is the best-gun salesman of all time. David Hogg said, “hold my tidepods!”

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