Democrats made a big mistake when they thought they could use a tragedy to push their policies of compliance.
Sen. Michael Bennet and Rep. Jason Crow, both Democrats attempted to advocate for gun control during the high school vigil for 18-year-old hero student Kendrick Castillo and the surviving victims of the STEM Highlands Ranch charter school in Colorado.
The students, showing themselves to be wiser be far, were having none of it. Chants of “mental health” were raised in opposition to the call for restrictions on rights and nearly 2,000 students walked out of the event entirely.
Individual students could be heard protesting the “political stunt” and shouted, “we are people, not a statement.”
But the students were willing to honor the reason they were called together and local reporter Kyle Clark shared that the students who walked out held their own vigil to honor the victims.
It appears these elected Democrats have much to learn from these brave student survivors.