Springfield Illinois Grant Middle School: You Have Right to “Certain Weapons Providing” You “Register Them” – Grant Middle School, Illinois

A “parent” posted the seventh grade worksheet seen below to the Illinois Gun Owners Rights Facebook page.  The bogus embellishment of the Second Amendment was allegedly handed out to students at Grant Middle School in Springfield, Illinois below. Read the parent’s story below.

Second Amendment Worksheet - Grant Middle School, Springfield, Illinois

Second Amendment Worksheet – Grant Middle School, Springfield, Illinois

A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed. ~ Bill of Rights, Text of Second Amendment

“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,” the parent said. “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.”

While the parent confronted several school administrators, the workbook is likely to stay in circulation for young students across the state.

“I even told the school officials I talked to that you can’t reword the Constitution to what you think it should be and you should only teach what it is,” the parent said. “We live in a society where children are being taught to fear firearms instead of embracing them and our shooting sports. Heck 50-60 years ago you had police officers coming into schools teaching firearm safety and now we have schools teaching false information and fear. It’s a sad time.” Source: InfoWars

I’m not sure how deeply embedded Common Core is across the 45 states that have adopted it, and cannot say that this is specifically Common Core, but whatever it is, it is knowingly false information. Can this parent be the only parent to report the worksheet?

Parents, do what this parent did and post stories like this one to Facebook or notify a blogger to help you get the information out.

Others talking about this story: The Examiner, Story Leak, The Blaze 

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  • Gary Jackson

    The word needs to get out about stuff like this.

  • Fixall

    I am shocked that a school can rewrite the 2nd Amendment to suit their agenda. Am so glad this parent came forward. More parents should start checking into what the schools are teaching before it is too late.

  • I wonder if they think the First Amendment is operable only if you register your newspaper with the government as well? And ex cons can’t be journalists??

  • bobmontgomery

    “”Can this parent be the only parent to report the worksheet?”-Probably. See, nowadays, people think the school is like the government, and everybody, like, has to do what the school says, dontchaknow? That means, EVERYBODY. Helping foster this of course was the infamous SCOTUS school prayer decision 50 years ago which said schools couldn’t promote religion. Actually, the First Amendment was pretty clear that the only prohibition was against Congress passing a law. Period. But since school was stamped with the imprimatur of being a quasi-government, then by God, er by Jove, you had better be accompanied by an attorney if you question anything your school administration tried to do. School administrators think anything they do or promote has the effect of law, because they are “The School.”

  • Debbie Lass

    I m shocked that this is nor proven or verified as true. Yet its believed and sent around as if it was legitimate and factual. The article states that the man says the child was given a “workbook” yet no where is it cited the name of said workbook, the authors name, the publishers name…and a commenter on the facebook page it was posted on states it supposedly was ONLY at grant school not a district wide thing and NOT common core yet how many people immediately read this unproven story and jump to blaming Obama and common core? secondly, what IS listed as the curriculum in springfield Illinois when teaching the constitution as that would have to be approved by the board and the district……its suspicious to me to claim ONE school only in a district was using a workbook you found offensive……why is there no local news station reporting this including fox affiliates? why is this just listed on internet conservative media blogs and sites? a real news story would prove the validity and factualness of the story….online sites do not as evidenced by the fact its been replicated, this story, without proving its factual yet….

    • Debbie Lass, Fox won’t be reporting on anything resembling Common Core, imo, as Murdock supports Common Core, and Saudi Arabia is very involved, along with Qatar. Fox is 7% Saudi owned.

      I took my article from the Examiner and The Blaze who generally do a good job of checking these things out. What is VERY suspicious is that Grant Middle School IS NOT DENYING it (or at least that I’ve seen.) There are so many confirmed CC worksheets available, this isn’t difficult to believe, but if the school or the district wants to deny it, I’ll report it.

      BTW, I didn’t say only one school in the district is using it. I would expect that all the schools are using it, but I didn’t mention that, and notice that I said allegedly, because these things are very difficult to confirm as parents fear for their children.

      Go to Missouri Education Watchdog if you want to see a plethora of confirmed CC workbooks.

      Why is this only on conservative sites? You’re really asking that? You’re joking, right?

      • Chuck Schulthies

        The attorneys for Fox, owned by media baron Rupert Murdoch, argued the First Amendment gives broadcasters the right to lie or deliberately distort news reports on the public airwaves. The court agreed with WTVT’s (Fox) argument “that the FCC’s policy against the intentional falsification of the news — which the FCC has called its “news distortion policy” — does not qualify as the required “law, rule, or regulation” under section 448.102.[…] Because the FCC’s news distortion policy is not a “law, rule, or regulation” under section 448.102. the Federal Communications Commission position against news distortion is only a “policy,” not a promulgated law, rule, or regulation.