The Second Amendment states:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The Fourth Amendment states:
“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”
If you were taught this in school and then asked the following questions on a test, how would you answer:
“Mr. Jones’ gun was confiscated at a police traffic stop, even though he had the proper permit and license of ownership of the gun.”
“Is this situation Constitutional?”
Then if you were asked to identify which amendments were at issue here, what would you answer?
This was a test question in an 8th grade class in a South Carolina school. One girl in the class answered the first part by saying it is not constitutional. Her teacher marked over her answer and wrote ‘yes’, meaning that it is constitutional. The girl went on to say that it is the Fourth Amendment that was at issue here and again her teacher marked over her answer and wrote ‘Second Amendment.’
How would you feel as a parent when you found out about this question and what the teacher wrote on your child’s paper? I know I would be at the school and in the teacher’s face pretty quick.
The test question never identifies whether the gun is a handgun, rifle or shotgun. Assuming the teacher was referring to a handgun, the South Carolina law states that it is illegal to carry a handgun and then lists a number of exceptions including:
“(9) a person in a vehicle if the handgun is secured in a closed glove compartment, closed console, closed trunk, or in a closed container secured by an integral fastener and transported in the luggage compartment of the vehicle; however, this item is not violated if the glove compartment, console, or trunk is opened in the presence of a law enforcement officer for the sole purpose of retrieving a driver’s license, registration, or proof of insurance;”
Again, the test question doesn’t say where the gun was found in the car, but did state that the person had all of the proper paperwork and permits. That prompts another question as the South Carolina law exemptions also included the following:
“(4) licensed hunters or fishermen who are engaged in hunting or fishing or going to or from their places of hunting or fishing while in a vehicle or on foot;”
“(10) a person carrying a handgun unloaded and in a secure wrapper from the place of purchase to his home or fixed place of business or while in the process of changing or moving one’s residence or changing or moving one’s fixed place of business;”
“(12) a person who is granted a permit under provision of law by the State Law Enforcement Division to carry a handgun about his person, under conditions set forth in the permit, and while transferring the handgun between the permittee’s person and a location specified in item (9);”
Eric Owens, Education Editor for The Daily Caller, pointed out that perhaps the South Carolina teacher may have been a transplant from New Mexico. In 2011, the New Mexico State Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement officers may confiscate legally owned and transported firearms if they feel it could pose a threat. In essence, the court stated that perceived safety of a cop gives them grounds to violate a legal firearms owner’s constitutional rights. However, that is not the law in South Carolina.
We have seen a number of instances of public school teachers taking advantage of their students by brainwashing them with the teacher’s own personal liberal views. Time and again, these teachers subvert the teaching of the Constitution and laws in such a way as force their students to accept their political agenda instead of what the Constitution and laws really say. We’ve seen teachers bullying students over political candidates, religious and patriotic views and issues in the news.
I’ve been contending for a while now that many public schools are spending more time and money in brainwashing your kids into accepting their liberal, progressive and perverted ideologies than they do teaching the truth about history, America and the important things that kids need to learn. This is why I advocate for private and homeschooling if at all possible. But when these are not possible, parents must, I repeat MUST get involved with their kids and find out what they are being taught and do what you have to do to insure they are not being brainwashed to grow up to be another Obama, Biden, Pelosi, Reid or Clinton.