The Second Amendment Foundation reported this week that they have seen a massive increase in memberships and donor support from 18-20 year-olds since the Parkland shooting last month.
Since the tragic mass shooting at a Florida high school last month resulted in efforts to restrict firearms ownership by young adults, the Second Amendment Foundation has experienced a 1,200 percent increase in the number of 18- to 20-year-olds joining or supporting the organization, SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb reported
As S.H. Blannelberry of Guns America puts it –
While students across the country are staging walkouts at their schools Wednesday, some to protest for tougher gun laws, others probably just to skip class for a bit, many young adults are silently joining gun-rights organizations.
Talk about a one-sided narrative from the mainstream media.
SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb offered these details –
“It’s important to note,” Gottlieb said, “that this interest surge has been organic on the Internet. SAF did nothing special to make it happen. They have really done this on their own, finding us on the Internet and following up.
“I want young adults in the 18-to-20 age group to know they are welcome in the gun rights movement,” he stressed. “While the media has paraded high school students to push a gun control agenda, the age group that is now being targeted by that effort is energizing, and showing that there is another side to this controversy.”
“SAF has always conducted leadership training conferences,” he continued, “but now we’ll increase our emphasis on a younger audience, to integrate them into leadership roles.”
Oh, and if you missed it, Guns America reported on another intriguing story about a young man who deserves mentioning – 20-Year-Old Sues Walmart, Dick’s After Being Denied Firearm Purchases.
Tyler Watson tried to purchase a Ruger 10/22 from Dick’s subsidiary Field and Stream and an unspecified rifle from Wal-Mart, according to the official complaints. In both instances, the clerk informed Watson of the company’s new policy not to sell rifles, shotguns, or ammunition to anyone under the age of 21, and denied the purchase.
Watson and his attorneys argue that these policies violate Oregon Statue 659A.403, which bars age discrimination in places of “public accommodation” like retail stores.
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