Middle School Workbook Claims Second Amendment Requires Gun Control

Gun control and/or thought control?

A middle school workbook for Illinois 7th graders reportedly claims that the Second Amendment to the US Constitution requires gun registration.

The disclosure about the apparent gun control-promoting workbook was first posted to the Illinois Gun Owners Rights Facebook page by a concerned father.

In explaining the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights, the workbook purportedly explains that “This amendment states that people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and they have not been in prison. The founding fathers included this amendment to prevent the United States from acting like the British who had tried to take weapons away from the colonists.”

You don’t have to be any kind of historical scholar to know that the actual text of the Second Amendment contains no such gun registration requirement whatsoever.

The parent explained how he became aware of the workbook: “My son was given a workbook at school that is a compilation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. When they covered the 2nd Amendment, he saw that they were stating that only ‘certain guns’ could be owned and that they had to be ‘registered,’ which he knew was false… He bought this to my attention as he felt it was wrong to teach these things that aren’t true. I’m extremely proud of my son for his actions. Me and my children are active gun enthusiasts and supporters of the 2nd Amendment. I have discussed the 2nd Amendment with them several times and explained what it meant and its importance to our country.”

The parent subsequently addressed the matter with the history department and learned that the teachers who created the workbook are no longer affiliated with that middle school. Officials also indicated that they will be making the appropriate corrections. “I feel this situation will be resolved, and very soon,” he said.

Even strong gun control supporters presumably would agree that “rewriting the Constitution” to conform to particular agenda like the middle school workbook content is completely improper.