School Forces Student to Remove NRA Shirt
In the days of political correctness, everything offends the sensibilities of school administrators, and this NRA shirt is no different. Somehow wearing the image of a gun on your clothing is portraying violence. It could, but more than likely, the schools just don’t like the NRA’s stand on the Second Amendment, gun rights and self-defense. We can’t have that message get to the kids.
Years ago, my wife and I took an NRA Basic Pistol course. We were shown how to safely handle the gun. I will never forget the instructor’s words that ‘children used to know how to handle a gun, but the culture has become so anti-gun, kids are afraid to look at a gun.’ And, he is right, if kids knew how to handle a gun they might know what to do when or if they find a gun in the bushes, or in a field, or even in someone’s home. Instead the schools ban any kind of expression with regard to guns.
High school student Haley Bullwinkle, from Anaheim Hills, California, was recently ordered by school administrators to change out of a National Rifle Association t-shirt that she’d worn to class.
The t-shirt featured a buck, an American flag, and a silhouette of a hunter. The shirt says “National Rifle Association of America: Protecting America’s Traditions Since 1871.” Bullwinkle’s father was given the shirt for free when he became a member of the NRA.
On the day she wore the shirt, Haley was called into the principal’s office and told her shirt violated the school’s dress policy, which forbids offensive, violent, or divisive clothing.
“They were treating me like I was a criminal,” she said. “I was not allowed to wear that at school because it promoted gun violence.”
Kimberly Flicker, principal of Canyon High School, emailed CBS-LA recently about the school’s handling of the shirt.
“The shirt had a gun on it, which is not allowed by school police. It’s protocol to have students change when they’re in violation of the dress code,” she said.
Haley’s father has retained an attorney and wants to know what the school defines as violence. Further, he said that if the image of a hunter is deemed offensive, then the school’s Comanche Indian chief mascot could be seen as offensive as well. . .
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