Wednesday, March 14, 2018

KANSAS CITY STUDENT WALKOUT PROTEST WEDNESDAY: WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE NEXTGEN AGAINST GUN RIGHTS?!?!



Today Kansas City students join a nationwide protest movement urging comprehensive reform of American gun laws amid the aftermath of a school shooting that left 17 people dead.

Accordingly . . .

SHOULD KANSAS CITY SUPPORT THIS YOUNGSTER ACTIVIST MOVEMENT TO STOP THE VIOLENCE???

Or . . .

IS THIS JUST MARKETING HYPE AMONG A FEW STUDENTS PROPPED UP BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ELITE WHEREIN ANY CRITICISM AGAINST EFFORTS TO STRIP AWAY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS IS DEEMED A HATE CRIME?!?!

TKC perspective . . .

Defending the 2nd Amendment is tricky in this instance but still vital to our Democracy.

Here's the wrong way to do it:

'Skinhead lesbian': GOP candidate attacks Parkland teen Emma Gonzalez

A much more sophisticated perspective for our smarter readers:

"We shouldn’t be treating innocence as a political asset used to push the agenda of more sophisticated players."

Sadly, youngsters entering the political fray are very much akin to lambs being led to the slaughter. Thankfully, only a metaphorical one.

Advocacy and activism have become an increasingly cynical business during this exceptionally divisive era in American politics. Nevertheless, with time, bright-eyed students will eventually learn that all grassroots movements eventually become cannon fodder expended in the service of election season schemes to protect the status quo and the illusion of Democracy amid partisan slap-fighting distractions.

Check the links . . .

KCUR: Students To Walk Out To Protest Gun Violence 1 Month After Parkland Shooting

KMBC: Students across the country, and in Kansas City, are preparing for walkouts Wednesday

KCTV5: During nation-wide school walkout, Raytown High School to honor lives lost

Fox4KC: Students at dozens of schools throughout KC metro plan walkouts to push for change

KSHB: KC students to hold walkout to advocate for gun reform Wednesday

You decide . . .

86 Comments:

Anonymous said...

they're being used. Plain and simple.

Angela K. said...

Writing off these students is far too easy for the right.

They have a right to speak their mind because they are on the front lines of this debate, especially in Kansas City. The young people have the right to be heard and people must listen because we're literally talking about the future of our nation. It's a wonderful sign that they are speaking out against guns and aren't afraid show their commitment against violence. It's more than most would do or have done.

Anonymous said...

Stay in school gun grabbers, maybe learn some more about the constitution.

Anonymous said...

Definitely deserve support! it's one of the most important protests we've seen in years.

Anonymous said...

If school administrators allow this they are giving support for a political agenda. They probably agree with it but our tax dollars are there to educate, and when they are used to subsidize a political agenda that is a problem. What if students had marched out complaining about the cost of teacher's pension obligations? Would the administration have been proud of students for getting involved in the political process?

chuck said...

Stop and frisk all KCSD students.

This would be a great opportunity to take some guns off of the streets.

Anonymous said...


Angela K @ 7:21

It's true these students have the right to speak their mind, and be heard. But what they don't have the right to do, is walk out of class showing their defiance. That's wrong and they should be expelled for this. There's a time and place to be heard!

CityBluz said...

It's about damn time SOMEONE did SOMETHING to publicize the tragedy of preventable deaths in this country.

Yes, preventable - get rid of the guns, people. There, all gun deaths stopped.

And these kids? They're growing up fast - they not only have skin in this game, they ARE the skin in this game. :(

Anonymous said...

And these children that you spit on As they try to change their worlds; are immune to your consultations, they are quite aware of what they are going through.

Anonymous said...

Some web site says 11 teens are killed each day from texting and driving. Don't know if its accurate but needless to say there are probably 100 times as many teens killed from texting as are killed by mass shooting. Maybe they should march against cell phones.

Anonymous said...

Abortions kill more people than guns. Are the students going to walk out in support of stopping abortions?

Anonymous said...

I'd support anything to get out of class.
Just give me the opportunity!

CityBluz said...

@ 7:51 AM - yep, even the apathetic benefit from protesting anyone being able to murder kids like fish in a barrel.

And @Anonymouses above - You trolls are cute, but shouldn't you be in class already? Or out tying onions to your belts? It's okay, dears, we see you and pat you on your little heads. Here, have a cookie. :)

Anonymous said...

7:37 Yeah we get it dumbass. Jesus, shut up.

Anonymous said...

These same kids will be on the Plaza Saturday night and we will need our guns then for sure.

Anonymous said...

There is no threat to the 2nd Amendment. It is being suggested that semi-automatic rifles with mags bigger than three or four rounds are NOT sporting pieces. They are military grade and meant to kill people, not deer.

Anonymous said...

The young people's concern and even passion about what has happened in these schools is certainly understandable and even commendable.
But mindless undirected marches, protests, and fiery speeches without very specific policy recommendations and changes directed at specific individuals or institutions are forgotten as soon as the red lights on the television cameras go off.
Every day there's a new hashtag something or other and "outrage" over even everyday occurrences quickly push even the most serious and worthwhile causes out of the public eye.
The adults involved in all this, namely the teachers, would be much better advised to help students understand how to participate in public decision-making than to succumbing to their adolescent passions.
A missed learning opportunity.

Anonymous said...

^^Nope. Wrong. You are not anyone to advise teachers about anything. You are not there. You are not a teacher. Teachers support this. Only the aged and jealous can't see this.

Anonymous said...

This isn't the kids speaking their mind so lets not go trying to shove ten pound of shit into a five pound bag. Students have no authority to organize and walk out of schools across America unless adults were pushing this agenda. My money is on the NEA union that is cowardly against teachers doing anything to protect students. This left wing farce of a protest is simply a pack of libtards using students and tax payer money to promote a political agenda and has nothing to do with addressing the problems that have contributed to so many mass shootings. People need to stop buying into this drama queen bullshit and start holding politicians accountable to produce viable, sensible fixes.

Anonymous said...

^^The fact that you used "libtard" in your comment renders everything you say utterly irrelevant on the issue. Pass.

illegal unethical hypocritical said...

Will they let the kids out for a pro-2nd Amendment march? ... wouldn’t think so...

Kevin Montgomery said...

Well teachers dying pension fund has very little to no influence on students, besides maybe keeping some better talent out of the field. Kids getting shot up at school... tad bit different senario there

Gus said...

Arrest them for truancy.

The second amendment isn't about hunting or sporting purpose; never has been.

Anonymous said...

Great time to flash mob the nearest Walmart or some fast food business to get lunch. They'll all be laughing and carrying on because it's it not time in class.

Anonymous said...

NOTICE - they WON'T Walk out over DRUGS and overdoses ???

They WON'T walk out over Violent Gangs in their neighborhoods ???

They WON'T walk out over Car Jackings in their Neighborhoods ???

They WON'T Walk Out over the LIBERAL KCMO city Officials constantly Raising TAXES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

They WON'T walk out over the pathetic Disgusting LYRICS in RAP HIP HOP Music ADVOCATING ROBBERY, STEALING, DRUGS, RAPE and other stupid bullshit.

Instead what the world & country sees is these YOUNG Brainwashed fools, by the Commie Liberal Left, is them EATING & DIGESTING Tide Dishwashing Tablets !!!

NOTICE they aren't walking out for a BETTER LUNCH PROGRAM than what that Pathetic Disgusting Commie Lib'tard Michelle O'bama attempted to feed them, which was equal to chicken shit !

Leave it to the mentally challenged Pathetic Brain-dead Liberal Lib'tards !!!!

Anonymous said...

These kids aren’t “protesting”. They are “the dog” whose “tail is wagging them.” metaphorically-speaking. They are sheep mindlessly following along with the “groupthink”; being spoon fed to them by social media. They are not thinking for themselves.

Why don’t these kids write to their elected representatives? And in a well-thought-out, intelligent, fact-based argument, respectfully address
Their “concerns” to their state/federal elected leaders? You know: pen and paper...Whole sentences with words spelled correctly, proper grammar...Cite factual evidence and sources to validate their case??

Or even an email done the same way would suffice.

Waking out of class, or joining a mob on a street corner and repeating the same set of catchphrases in unison will accomplish nothing.




Anonymous said...

A lot of cynicism in these comments and a lot of fallacies. Primarily the fallacy of relative privation. I am seeing a lot of "gun violence isn't as bad as x, y, z" without anyone actually, you know, providing any data as to why these kids should walk out over abortion, school lunch programs, rap, etc. as opposed to gun violence. It seems many of the comments here would rather these kids mindlessly submit to authority instead of standing up for something that they truly believe in.

Anonymous said...

Do any of you geezers think that these kids give one red fuck about what any of you losers has to say? No, they don't. Do you think that any of your opinions on gun issues relates to them in the least? It doesn't. You're the past and they are the future. Let's be real, that's what's driving all this animosity towards them. The fact that they are all out doing SOMETHING and participating in their democracy intimidates you. It forces you confront your mortality and it scares you. It's easy to insult and speak ignorantly on gun control, hell you people do it daily. It's hard to stand for something and make change. God bless them and shame on you goons.

Anonymous said...

CAN WE TALK?

THIS IS JUST MARKETING HYPE AMONG A FEW STUDENTS PROPPED UP BY THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ELITE WHEREIN ANY CRITICISM AGAINST EFFORTS TO STRIP AWAY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS IS DEEMED A HATE CRIME = TRUE

Sadly, youngsters entering the political fray are very much akin to lambs being led to the slaughter.
Advocacy and activism have become an increasingly cynical business during this exceptionally divisive era in American politics. Nevertheless, with time, bright-eyed students will eventually learn that all grassroots movements eventually become cannon fodder expended in the service of election season schemes to protect the status quo and the illusion of Democracy amid partisan slap-fighting distractions. = TRUE

The Parkland Florida school shooting story is BULLSHIT.

The supposed shooter was well-known for years to law enforcement, mental health, and school officials, yet they did nothing to stop him. It's very likely that he was the puppet being manipulated into this situation by those who stage these social/political events.

The two students who were anointed by CNN as the school's representatives are the son of an FBI agent, and the daughter of a Democrat lawyer. Jake Tapper is a liberal Democrat who once worked for an anti-gun advocacy group. Anderson Cooper is a liberal Democrat who spent time at the CIA being trained as a media propagandist.

The vast majority of corporate media in this country are serving as a Big Brother propaganda arm of the federal government. They don't report the truth, and don't perform real investigative journalism.

Anonymous said...

^^Too long/didn't read.

Anonymous said...

It is correct to say the Second Amendment is not about hunting or sport. It is about a well-regulated militia-- now in the hands of the National Guard.

Anonymous said...

I like a 30 round magazine. I want to make sure my deer is good and dead. Also I go coon hunting. Coons tend to roam around in gangs. I want to make sure I get all the coons.

Anonymous said...

This is a waste. Nobody is listening to anything these kida think. They are not allowed to have say just yet. Once they become adults, contributing to society then they can attempt to have say....but our political system is so rigged in favor of the politicians, nobody has say in our government without millions of dollars to invest in the politicians.

Anonymous said...

10:07 ftw. The left is using these kids, the right is being used as the NRA is co-opted the second amendment to lobby for guns rights because they equal “liberty”. Gun makers are raking in the money.

Anonymous said...

I wish them well. People scoffed at us in '68 and scoffed again in '70 after Kent State. Many were the same age. They're just now finding their voice and just as Vietnam and civil rights were our issue this issue is theirs. The question is how many of those 18 year olds and those that are 17 now but be 18 by November will vote in the midterms and those that are 16 now but 18 by Nov. 2020 will stay motivated enough to vote and actually do it. Motivation is great but prolonged motivation is tough. Go get 'em kids. God speed, be well and most of all be safe.

Gus said...

You know why the left hates mature adults and is so desperate to influence the next election? It;s one of the last ones they're going to have a shot at.

"In less than 20 years, Americans 65 years or older will outnumber those under the age of 18 for the first time, the U.S. Census Bureau projects."
https://www.foxbusiness.com/politics/older-americans-will-outnumber-young-people-by-2035-census-bureau

Geezers for the win.

Anonymous said...

Lee's Summit school district sent out a detailed message to parents about how they will help facilitate the walkout. It will happen at a certain time, in certain areas, won't impact student work, etc. Does this sound like an act of protest or a bunch of young teenagers getting to goof off for a bit instead of being in class? The national and state teacher's unions have been very vocal on this issue. Whether coordinated to that level or not, it speaks the opinions of teachers that are enabling the protest. My takeaway - don't read too much into a bunch of kids walking out of school today.

I wish kids, parents, educators, etc. would put their energy towards doing something that will make them safer. Imagine if the time and energy was spent talking about mental illness, bullying, and preempting their peers that may be walking down the path of violence. Imagine if the level of effort spent on the #metoo movement was put towards engaging and helping this issue? Wow - that would be impactful.

Anonymous said...

9:43 Dead on the money.

Anonymous said...

Except and this is key here @10:31AM-most of you geezers won't reach 65! Your life expectancy is shrinking every year! The ones that do, will be more susceptible to Alzheimer's and dementia than ever before. Anyone that survives that begins the disengagement with the world that leads to their inevitable death. So you have that to look forward to!

Anonymous said...

I've read stories of students being REQUIRED to participate in these (highly televised) exercises in virtue-signalling. The angry skinhead lesbian that the Jewish Media keeps trotting out will be discarded by her handlers once her 15 minutes of fame has expired. Does anyone really think that Americans will give up their guns ? It will never happen. No law or law enforcement agency can make that happen and any attempt by any entity in this country would be an exercise in futility.

chuck said...

So these children (for they truly are that) are marching for no more guns and stronger laws. Do they even know what the current laws are? Do they understand that the NRA does not sell guns, but does promote common sense laws and teaches personal safety regarding guns? Perhaps they need to stop being reactive (watching the liberal media would be a start) and start being proactive. They need to stop being led by the liberal talking heads and start doing some real research into what the laws truly are. It is not the gun that is to blame, but the lack of morals, and liberal law enforcement that will not act on credible information regarding the mental health of someone.

Anonymous said...

prima facie proof that both the purchase age and the voting age should be raised, imho.

maybe to 25!

Anonymous said...

Would liberal retard work better for you faggot?

Anonymous said...

Wait, you can get married when you're 15 in Missouri.

Anonymous said...

Every generation wants to relive the glory of the Woodstock/Nam spring protest rock festivals.

Anonymous said...

"Defending the 2nd Amendment is tricky in this instance but still vital to our Democracy."

That is not true. The Second Amendment is NOT vital to our democracy. It is an awful albatross that no other country has to deal with. It used to be "against The Constitution" to drink alcohol. We repealed that amendment, & our democracy survived.

Anonymous said...

^^True that @11:37! So funny to see the clash of generations. The next generation does not have the gun lust the old one does. The next generation is smart enough to recognize the NRA for what it truly is, a fear-mongering cabal that exists to sell guns to dummies who ignorantly believe the government is coming for their guns! We are moving to an America that will embrace common sense gun laws. Anybody who cannot see that is willfully blind.

Anonymous said...

Next-gen is Killing themselves over silly Facebook posts at a higher rate than the geezers are dying off. This is called natural selection and it works wonderfully today in so-called civilization as it did in the jungle 5000 years ago .

Anonymous said...

@11:50 The "next generation" is slated to be the fattest generation in Earth's history. This is the same generation that has difficulty deciding their own gender. The "willfully blind" is on the Left.

Anonymous said...

^^^I would take a nation of fat, gender-confused kids over one like you any day baby. Old, fat, stupid, racist, morally bankrupt geezers are the bane to this country.

Anonymous said...

Let's see...kids in the streets protesting for a better world. Geezers on a blog crying about said kids....kids win!!!!!

Anonymous said...


Democrats call for more girl school shooters, to demonstrate female empowerment #MeToo.

Anonymous said...

These silly kids don't understand that a loved one or friend has a higher chance of being killed in a car wreck than by a mass shooter.

Where is the rage at for that?

Anonymous said...

These silly adults don't understand that nobody is listening to them anymore.

Anonymous said...

Geezer hater you really are funny. Thanks for the daily laughs with your off the wall and misguided opinions. Don't ever wake up.

Anonymous said...

realistically, they may be better off encouraging disgruntled students to express their rage trough victimless property damage.

Anonymous said...

Oh, yeah. Next time I have a sticky problem, I'll ask the advice of a TEENAGER! Not.

Anonymous said...

Pretty much bullshit. There's gun crime every day and they don't care/can't comment. By far the greatest amount of gun crime takes place in the hood every day, not nust when anti gun advocacy becomes the latest craze. Next week it'll be glow in the dark chewing gum or something.

Go make a difference where it matters. Leave lawful gun owners alone.

Anonymous said...

Most geezers are just being used by the NRA, a know terrorist organization. Unknowingly exploited.

The rest are paid Russian bots. Those comrades have never read the 2nd amendment.

Anonymous said...

Someone hould have gone around to the high schools and passed out Tide Pods for a snack during their vigil.

Anonymous said...

False, and laughably false. But then, you're just trolling for negative attention as you do on every single post.

Maybe go outside, back away from the blog? Never mind, I know you can't stop. :)

Anonymous said...

HEY CHUCK 12:12 MENTIONED YOU

Anonymous said...

Lazy ass fucking teachers love this shit. While the little fuckers are out of the class room they don't have to do shit.

Bowtied Silverback said...

If this generation is the skin in the game we might as well call it Generation Melanoma

Anonymous said...

What is this generation going to say/do when they are lined up and marched onto boxcars?

Anonymous said...

These little douche bags can't even vote. Nobody in Congress gives two shits about what they think. And rightfully so, their cumulative life experience doesn't amount to a popcorn fart in a tornado.

The only thing dumber than these little twits is the adults who are using them for cannon fodder .

Anonymous said...

March of the stupid snowflakes.

Anonymous said...

I've never heard so many grown men triggered by a bunch of kids. You snowflakes need a safe space? Tell us all exactly what the adults have done to stop kids from being shot at school? What have you done? You haven't done shit and whatever horseshit action you say has been taken sure as hell isn't working. The kids ended the Vietnam War and now you've given them a reason to vote to counter your old, ineffective ways. It amazes a lot of people you think your loyalty to guns supersedes people's rights to not get shot by those guns. I know, I know, your guns have never shot anybody, it's those violent movies, video games, and no prayer in school. Got news for you:Kids in other countries watch the same violent movies, play the same violent video games, and are far less religious than America yet they don't have shootings like we do. What is it that is different between us and them? What could it be?

Anonymous said...

They will be voting in 2020 and for the rest of the century. Good luck with that.

Not that your short life expectancy in the nursing home will allow you to see it.

Anonymous said...

6:05 your government paid for and run public schools don’t think your kids are worth it, so if you were smart and I’m doubting that. If you truly love your kids you would actually pay for them to go to private schools which have awesome security, but if you insist on the gubmint paying for your lazy ass ways you’ll keep risking their lives and it will be all your fault and no one else’s

Anonymous said...

Let’s just all punish the 99.5% law abiding legal gun owners for the sake of the .5 % of the mentally ill people who commit these crimes, yup, makes perfect libtard sense.

Anonymous said...

Yep. And we will repubtard. We will.

Gus said...

Let's not forget it was one of these very "next-gen" idiots who shot up Parkland Florida.

Their solution is to take guns away from themselves on the grounds that the collective group of 18 to 21 is just as screwed up as that jackass was?

Are you just mad at adults because the FBI and the Broward County Sheriff Department screwed the pooch on dealing with this kid before he shot up the school? So you want to take a certain type of gun away from responsible adults?

Most of the people howling for an assault weapons ban don't even know what an assault weapon is. But it matters not to those whose driven purpose is to deprive all Americans of effective firearms. They will keep changing the definitions until everything the fires a bullet is some kind of evil machine with a its own.

Anonymous said...

@6:07 These zombie-snowflakes are going to vote ?! They can't find their fat asses with both hands--but you think they're going to take the initiative to, first register, then show up on election day and... vote ? Without mommy's help ? You're not supposed to drink the bong-water, sport.

Gus said...

"With a will of its own"

Anonymous said...

^^^^
Too long, didn't read.

Anonymous said...

Private schools have awesome security? Bullshit. You are completely making that up. I bet you went to public school and so do your kids. I also bet you'll come on here and lie about that too. I'm working three jobs to put my kids through Rockhurst, or Miege, or Aquinas, or Sion. All bullshit.

Anonymous said...

^^^^ Too lazy, can't read.

Anonymous said...

8:16 Have to wait till the little snowflakes decide what gender they want to be?

Anonymous said...

How did law enforcement screw up in Florida?

Cruz bought guns legally. There are no laws now to confiscate guns. Mentally ill people can't be rounded up and thrown in jail. What were the cops supposed to do?

Sounds like TKC commenters just hate cops. Oh yeah, they support Trump, who also calls cops cowards and insults the FBI.

Time to ban weapons of war from the civilian population.

FatF*ckFemmieFellas said...

1:47, your fat gender bender BathHouse buttboi @12:12 is waiting for you to get back on your chubby knees and tongue some plump asscrack, again.

The Ape-est Generation (Blind Faith FUBAR) said...

They'll be like, OMG, we are, like, getting a free fun trip in a retro rail like thing to some rave, or like, a haunted theme park place where there's like free B-B-Q and like really ginormous firepits, like way bigger than burning man, even.

Barry Bashed The Blue Line Bigly, Not Just In Dallas said...

8:44, how did YOU screw up to not know that the FBI Chief of Staff in Florida apologized on February 16, TWO DAYS AFTER THE SCHOOL SHOOTING, FOR THEIR FAILURE TO CONTACT CRUZ after several tips came to them in recent months, about exhibited threats by CRUZ. This mea culpea from the FBI and the aftermath where Governor Scott called for the resignation of FBI Director Wray was in VERY MANY print and TV media accounts. The Miami Herald, NY Times, Wash Po, Time, BBC, FOX, CNN, and much more!

TKC posts are nowhere near the BLACK "LIES" MATTER murderers, looters, arsonists and resisted yelling "Pigs in a blanket, Fry Em like bacon!" BULLSHIT....

Anonymous said...

Even if the FBI contacted him, they would not have been able to take away his guns.

There are no mental health checks now, thanks to Congress and Trump. Keeping mental health status out of background checks was the first law they passed in 2017. Blood is on their hands.

But please continue bashing the jackbooted thugs in the FBI, you cop haters.

Anonymous said...

The state and local authorities did visit Cruz. Numerous times. They couldn't stop him either. I guess Rick Scott should be also be fired.

Bad Apples said...

Damn, 10:59, you're not a Bureau/Badge butt kiss, are you? Nobody is cop-hating by mentioning the FBI openly acknowledged their mistakes. To err is human, and not the end of the world, on this, anyway.

US intel agencies have seen thugs in their midst for decades. Maybe not so jack-booted, as criminally cunning, like say, Robert Hanssen (sold classified data to Russia for 12 years!). There's more. Google, or visit the Spy Museum in NY.