Via Say Uncle comes this absurd tale:
A group that is, and I am not making this up, protesting that ROTC offers arms training.
Here is a sampling of the group’s messages:
Military science courses (i.e., JROTC) are now taught in most San Diego City high schools. They are not required to include weapons training, yet many of them have high-powered pellet gun ranges on school grounds. This is despite the school district’s zero-tolerance weapons policy and community efforts to teach young people NOT to use weapons.
We’ve been arguing for years and years that assault rifles and civilian guns modeled on them are not “high-powered.” Now we’re faced with “high-powered pellet guns.”
They use pellet bullets but those bullets still can hurt someone
If “still can hurt someone” is the standard, pencils and pens are right out. Right?
- Violence should be left off campus
- Against zero tolerance policy
- School Shootings
- Using what you learn in JROTC can be used in ways that affect the community
The above items are from a PowerPoint presentation. I can just imagine what the discussion points are for these items. Violence? School shootings? They are reaching badly.
Students that can’t handle firearms can make a big mistake and do something they might regret
So the answer is not to teach anyone how to handle firearms.
They’ve also got a couple of slides (apparently) showing a number of JROTC students, titled “Another issue we have w/ JROTC” and “Who’s missing in these images?” None of the pictured students are white, and I imagine that’s what they’re getting at. Are they saying that no white students are enrolled in JROTC in the San Diego school system? Again, I’d sure love to see the discussion points for these slides.
UPDATE: Sebastian noticed that they list The Onion in their “Related Information” section. You can’t make this stuff up.