Part of adolescence is the need to rebel and differentiate oneself from your parents. There’s a reason for that too. If humans didn’t do this naturally, then there would be far more 40 year old living in their parents basement than there already is.
The gun control movement that the students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have initiated has only been succeeding where others have failed because the students don’t see this fight the same way most adults do.
And, quite honestly, the NRA wasn’t prepared to go to battle against kids.
They can’t attack shooting survivors who are still legally children without looking like compete and total assholes who don’t even value human life (I mean they don’t actually value human life, but since they are a political organization, the truth is far less important than the perception people have of them). And so they attack the student’s maturity, and their ability to form an informed opinion.
For years the NRA has encouraged America’s youth to learn how to properly use a gun. Get them young and the possibilities are endless, right? They wouldn’t be the first organization to exploit that.
Yet it seems odd that if the same children choose to argue for gun control, rather than proliferation of guns, then they’ve clearly been unduly influenced by the liberal media and their socialist agenda.
Or maybe, just maybe they’re smarter than that. Maybe they’re smart enough, and open-minded enough to know there’s more than one way to defend yourself, and that everything doesn’t have to be so black and white.