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A FREE REPORT FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF CONCEALED CARRY MAGAZINE
September 2019 • Issue No. 39
BY TIM SCHMIDT – USCCA FOUNDER
I wanted to share something that my friend Nik Clark, president and chairman of Wisconsin Carry, Inc. (WCI) — a “non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and reclamation of the basic human rights critical to a free society,” sent over recently.
According to Nik:
Last year, WCI sued Markesan High School and its principal, John Koopman, for punishing a student for wearing a pro-gun T-shirt.
Markesan agreed to a summary judgment against them this spring, barring the principal or others within the district from restricting that student’s wearing of non-violent, non-threatening clothing showing or mentioning firearms.
For decades, public schools have used their taxpayer-funded existence to indoctrinate kids and demonize guns. What started as zero tolerance for weapons in the name of safety turned into zero tolerance for ANYTHING even resembling a gun: fingers in the shape of a gun on the playground, chewing a Pop-Tart into the shape of a gun, etc. Even IMAGES of guns were forbidden. It was clearly not about safety but rather indoctrination and the pushing of anti-gun politics.
WCI was so interested in the Markesan case because if we continue to allow schools to bias kids against guns for the first 18 years of their lives, support for the Second Amendment in future generations will be severely suppressed (or worse). We simply cannot allow schools to have unfettered access to push their anti-gun agendas.
After this victory, we wanted to take advantage of the leverage and encourage pro-gun students across the state to wear non-violent, non-threatening T-shirts to school. Wisconsin Carry, Inc hopes this victory will serve as persuasive precedent for other public school districts around the great state of Wisconsin to refrain from discriminating against students who support safe, lawful gun rights and the constitutionally protected expressions of the Second Amendment through their choice of clothing.
Nik asked if the USCCA might be interested in sharing this message, and we quickly jumped on board to help out!
Check out this powerful editorial Nik wrote for our blog, where you’ll find everything you need to know about the #2ATuesday movement he’s hoping to ignite.
I couldn’t agree more that we cannot allow our youth — the future of our country — to be indoctrinated against guns, the Second Amendment and our God-given right to self-defense.
As Nik so eloquently states: “Pro-gun folks are desperately looking for a way to have their voices heard. They don’t hear their views represented in the media. There are so many people who reject the demonization of lawful carry and gun ownership and who are eager to find a way to express their support for the Second Amendment. #2ATuesday has the potential to give them that outlet.”
Take Care and Stay Safe,
Publisher – Concealed Carry Report