The feverish de-legitimization of personal self-defense
Three Florida high school students disarmed another student who was armed with a loaded pistol while riding home on a school bus. The school district then promptly suspended all three students for being involved in an "incident" with a weapon.
One of the suspended students asked, "How are they going to suspend me for doing the right thing?"
Authorities confirmed to WFTX the weapon was indeed loaded, and the arrest report stated the suspect, identified by WVZN-TV as Quadryle Davis, was "pointing the gun directly" at the other student and "threatening to shoot him."
That's when, the teen told the station, he and two others tackled the suspect and wrestled the gun away. The next day, all three were suspended. Meanwhile, the student accused of pointing the weapon has been charged only with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon "without intent" to kill.
"Those kids had to fight for their lives," the mother of the suspended teen said. "All the kids that was involved in this they should have a pat on their backs because they did the right thing to save someone from burying their child."
The feverish de-legitimization of personal self-defense by the progressive elements in our society continues unabated. Guns maybe bad, but defending other students from being shot is obviously unacceptable behavior.
What lessons will other high school students infer from the punishment handed out by the school district? The next generation is being formed. Can we surmise that the leadership of the Lee County School District would have much preferred a dead student, so that that the shooting could be leveraged by the national media in forwarding their radical anti-Second Amendment agenda?
We live in an "Alice in Wonderland" society, where those who fervently wish to enslave us are daily challenging our commonly held perceptions of right and wrong.