Colton Haab is a student at Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida and unlike his louder fellow students… he does not believe that stripping Americans of our 2nd Amendment rights is the way to protect our students.
With that in mind he had planned on attending the CNN townhall about guns in South Florida, but when he arrived at the event… he realized that everything was not as he was told it would be.
“CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted,” junior Colton Haab said Wednesday night.
Haab wrote questions about school safety and suggested using veterans as security guards, but he claims CNN wanted him to ask scripted questions instead.
So, Haab said, he declined to participate.
“I don’t think that it’s going to get anything accomplished,” Haab said. “It’s not going to ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have.”
For their part, CNN says this is not at all how things went down.
CNN response to the claim of a "scripted question" for last night's town hall: pic.twitter.com/Mz1hMqqfkw
— CNN Communications (@CNNPR) February 22, 2018
However, anyone who watched the Townhall has to wonder if there is some truth to what Haab said.
The event was completely one-sided with the 2nd Amendment and 2nd Amendment supporters almost constantly under fire. Gun rights activists were continually demonized, called names, and even compared to the murderer who shot up Douglas High School. It was a vicious, and disgusting display and Haab can’t be blamed for skipping out on the anti-gun, anti-Constitution showcase.
Meanwhile, the President was also meeting with some students to hear from them about the issue of guns and schools.
(Even the folks at MSNBC were praising the President for his empathy and his willingness to just sit and listen…)
But during that conversation the President said something that was completely… logical. It was also something that made liberals freak. The President wondered what might have happened if only one of the teachers (specifically a football coach who bravely sacrificed his life to protect the students) had been armed and could have fought back?
Your concept and your idea about school concealed carry — and it’s — it only works where you have people very adept at using firearms, of which you have many, and — who would be teachers and coaches — if the coach had a firearm in his locker, when he ran at this guy — that coach was very brave — saved a lot of lives, I suspect.
But, if he had a firearm, he wouldn’t have had to run. He would have shot, and that would have been the end of it. And this would only be, obviously, for people that are very adept at handling a gun. And it would be — it’s called concealed carry, where a teacher would have a concealed gun on them.
They’d go for special training, and they would be there, and you would no longer have a gun-free zone. “Gun-free zone,” to a maniac — because they’re all cowards — a gun-free zone is “Let’s go in and let’s attack, because bullets aren’t coming back at us.”
And if you — if you do this — and a lot of people are talking about it — it’s certainly a point that we’ll discuss — but concealed carry for teachers and for people of talent — of that type of talent — so let’s say you had 20 percent of your teaching force — because that’s pretty much the number — and you said it — an attack has lasted, on average, about three minutes.
It takes five to eight minutes for responders — for the police to come in. So the attack is over. If you had a teacher with — who was adept at firearms, they could very well end the attack very quickly…
You’d have a lot of people that’d be armed, that’d be ready. They’re professionals. There may be Marines that left the Marines, left the Army, left the Air Force and they’re very adept at doing that. You’d have a lot of them, and they’d be spread evenly throughout the school…
So the other thing — I really believe that, if these cowards knew that that was — that the school was, you know, well-guarded from the standpoint of having, pretty much, professionals with great training, I think they wouldn’t go into the school to start off with. I think it could very well solve your problem.
Here’s the whole event: