It seems the radical anti-gun left, including the so-called “mainstream media” and our public schools, are pulling out all the stops to advance their agenda.
For example, CNN, the cable outlet deemed by many to be the least-trusted name in network news, held a town hall event on gun control. It went pretty much as one might expect, with the panel decidedly pro-gun control.
But Colton Haab, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student hailed as a hero after he shielded students from gunfire, said he refused to participate in the event after CNN told him to ask a scripted question.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab told Fort Lauderdale ABC affiliate WPLG-TV.
“I expected to be able to ask my questions and give my opinion on my questions,” he said.
“I don’t think that it’s going to get anything accomplished. It’s not going to ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have,” he said of the town hall.
More on that, including video, here.
Meanwhile, David Hogg, the student-turned activist and current media darling helping to push the gun control narrative, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that he’s really not a “crisis actor” as some have suggested.
“I’m not a crisis actor,” he said while accompanied by his father, who, Cooper said, formerly worked for the FBI. “I’m someone who had to witness this and live through this and I continue to be having to do that.”
“I’m not acting on anybody’s behalf,” he said.
Hogg also claimed that he’s not opposed to the Second Amendment, but wants people who own guns to have sound minds — a statement that seems to be somewhat at odds with previous statements.
Video of his claim and information on the controversy surrounding Hogg, can be seen here.
And for those who think this is all an organic movement by students, there’s this.
Rich Penkoski, pastor of a West Virginia-based Christian ministry that made news after its page was repeatedly torn down by Facebook, told the Conservative Firing Line in an exclusive interview that a substitute teacher at his daughter’s middle school allegedly informed the class that “most” gun owners in America have an undiagnosed mental illness.
Moreover, the teacher reportedly told the children that they should support gun control measures.
Penkoski, who has had issues with this school before, told me he learned of the statement during a discussion on gun control with his daughter.
We reached out to the school and the local school district but did not hear back. We have a feeling this story isn’t quite finished.
The bottom line is this: The anti-gun left is doing everything it can to advance a radical agenda with one goal — the ultimate repeal of the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms and the confiscation of guns from law-abiding gun owners.