Although it is noble for a young student to speak out on issues that concern her, the student`s reaction begs the question of whether our First Amendment Rights cease to be relevant when expressing support for the Second Amendment.
School Superintendent Robert C. Lee didn`t think so, saying, "I don`t see that they [the ad and district policy] are in conflict", he said. I would hope that if gun safety and proper gun usage are taught and advocated, that would be a plus for students."
NRA spokesman Andrew Arulanandam commented, "I am at a loss as to why anyone would consider this advertisement inappropriate. There is nothing inappropriate about educating students about the Bill of Rights. There is nothing in the ad that is remotely violent. We are exercising our First Amendment rights, and I think this is a valuable civics lesson."