It’s outright dishonest to even suggest that the 2nd amendment to our constitution requires registration, but a superintendent at an Illinois is defending his decision to keep using the common core workbook which says just that.
We reported on this story a few days ago after making sure the story was actually real. The Springfield, Ill middle school got lots of flack from the gun community for using a curriculum which was designed to brainwash kids into thinking that gun registration is actually what the founding fathers wanted.
After the above photo went viral the superintendent of the school is reportedly saying that the school will continue to use the workbook and he has no problem with it.
According to wmay,
After making national news over the weekend, Hill says he had many conversations with people Monday asking him to remove the material, “which I’ve told them I wouldn’t do.”
Hill tells 970 WMAY the material isn’t the only interpretation of the Second Amendment and that it teaches kids “what happens with the right to bear arms in the context of 2014, is the right to bear arms in reality, not as written in the constitution, but in reality is it in anyway abridged and the answer is ‘yes, in some places by the need to register guns or gun owners’ and so on.”
In an interview (heard here) with 970 WMAY’s Jim Leach, Hill says he doesn’t think the material was “proselytizing” a certain point of view and that pulling the material out of context is “in my opinion pretty unfair relative to what the teacher has goin on.”
Hill says his job is not to micromanage the district’s educators and says that doing so would be an insult to teachers.
Hill tried to make excuses for the workbook and defended it by saying that the book gave the exact words to the 2nd amendment along with other relevant information about the revolutionary war. But in fact these are the words found in the workbook in case you have not seen them:
“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.”