Many Students are talking about walking out of school to protest the problem of school shootings.
Let me propose a different idea that could be much more constructive.
Get together with your class mates and write a law.You want Congress to pass a law? Write it for them.
Send it to you Congressmen, Senators, President Trump and your State Governor.
I would also propose that Anti-Gun groups like Mayors against guns, and the Brady campaign support this effort by offering a 4 year scholarship for the best ideas. Put your money where your mouth is, and encourage education at the same time.
I believe this would be an excellent Civics class project that would also encourage the study of our form of government and how laws are made.
Here is an outline to help get Started.
Name of Law: Something like “Common Sense Gun law of 2018'
Constitutional authority: Article and Section of the Constitution that authorizes this act:See the Tenth Amendment for Guidelines.
Reasons for law: Research or thoughts for why this is necessary. Use reliable sources such as Library of Congress, terms defined by Websters dictionary or recognized authority. Data from the FBI or Homeland security, or Other valid sources. Do not use Blog polls, articles or opinion pieces.
Action needed to be taken: for example;
1. Enforce all Gun laws as written,
2. Review all existing gun laws for conflicts, redundancy, and errors.
3. Ensure all government agencies comply with current laws.
After all this work is done make sure that your proposed law does not conflict with the U.S. Constitution without proposing a Constitutional Amendment to alter the Constitution.
I look forward to seeing your proposals.
Just my thoughts for today