I suppose one should admire the zeal of State Rep. Alan Clemmons in proposing to waste precious instruction hours in the public schools on National Rifle Association propaganda. Every day for three weeks. In about 10 minutes in front of a computer screen, any student could learn all there is to know about the Second Amendment.
Why choose this particular bit of claptrap, and why focus on a single short amendment out of all the amendments to the Constitution? In a single class period, the students could be informed that for years, South Carolina men have killed women they are supposed to love at a higher rate than men in any other state (although we did fall to second in the nation in this grim statistic at one point).
There would be plenty of time left in this single period to learn that without benefit of a background check, the students themselves can walk into the nearest “gun show” and purchase a military assault-style weapon with a large clip and join in the competition to murder the most students in a single school. Apparently Rep. Clemmons believes we need to emphasize this important gun fact more than it already has been underlined in the daily news media.
Richard C. Massey
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