For many of America’s youth, firearms are just another part of their personal identity and the way in which they interact with their growing world.
The vigor and enthusiasm of our nation’s youth have long been some of the most precious resources that we cultivate in America. By setting our young people on a path of righteousness and hard work, we send these near-adults out into the world to make it their own, and trim the traditions of their forbearers into a neat and sleek package to carry outward.
One of the most important virtues that we can bestow upon our children is that of tolerance…something that the liberal left is devoid of when it comes to the subject of firearms.
That’s why controversy erupted in Minnesota after a young man submitted a photo for inclusion in his senior yearbook in which he was seen holding his rifle. Of course, the bleeding heart social justice junkies of social media launched an offensive to have the photo removed…and succeed.
The story didn’t end there, however, as this particular high school also fields a trap shooting team, who were suddenly concerned about their ability to display their achievements in this all important time capsule. Here, the school got it right.
“The Crookston school board is revising its policy on yearbook photos following a controversy that erupted over a student’s request that a photo of him holding his gun be published as his senior photo in the high school yearbook.
“Board members voted earlier this week to permit photos of the school’s trap-shooting team members, posing with their guns, to be published on yearbook pages devoted to the team, amending a Jan. 8 decision to ban all photos that included guns.
“Controversy initially flared, mostly on social media, after Riley Schultz, a senior at Crookston High School, submitted a photo of himself holding his gun for inclusion in the yearbook.
“Eric Bubna, principal of the high school, who had authority to decide on appropriateness of yearbook photos, asked the school board at its Jan. 8 meeting to consider supporting ‘a policy or practice that said we just don’t allow it (photos with guns), and of course they did,’ he said.
“However, ‘the public was not understanding why the trap team couldn’t have theirs (included),’ Bubna said.”
This will not likely be the last time that a high school yearbook decides to jump head first into a controversial subject in the coming months, given that the liberal logic permeating society seems to be creating an air of offense over every possible outcome of opinion.