#ChildrensCrusade: The left’s latest gun control nonsense

Anti-gun groups are working to get teens and children throughout the nation involved in activism to weaken the 2nd Amendment.

Gun control advocates and the mainstream media are pushing the idea of a national children’s crusade against the 2nd Amendment. The renewed gun control push will have young Americans leading marches and protests throughout the country in an effort to convince lawmakers to pass stricter gun laws.

CNN commentator Van Jones promoted the idea in a recent column, writing:

Our children, as much as they receive our professions of love, have not always received our respect. In Jesus’ time, children had very little status, and yet when his disciples were turning away the children and not allowing them to come receive blessings, Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

Centuries later, children began to stand up out of desire to create the future they wanted. Freeman Hrabowskiwas 12 years old when he was inspired to march in the Birmingham Children’s Crusade in 1963. On May 2, masses of children like Freeman left the 16th Street Baptist Church in groups, heading throughout the city to protest segregation peacefully.

One of their goals was to talk to the mayor of Birmingham about segregation in their city. They were not received well. On the first day of the protest, hundreds of children were arrested. By the second day, Commissioner of Public Safety Bull Connor ordered police to spray the children with powerful water hoses, hit them with batons, and threaten them with police dogs.


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