Instead of common sense gun laws or figuring out how to actually protect all kids in every school everywhere, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students have been given clear backpacks to protect them. No, seriously.
Instead of doing something about murder weapons, kids are being given clear backpacks so that they can’t conceal weapons in it. Because it’s impossible to conceal a weapon in a clear backpack, due to the inability to stuff it full of clothes or other items to hide the gun. In response, MSD students are putting tags on the backpacks to represent the price of their lives - based on the money their sorry senator Marco Rubio has been given by the NRA.
My new backpack is almost as transparent as the NRA’s agenda.— Lauren Hogg (@lauren_hoggs) April 2, 2018
I feel sooo safe now.
As much as I appreciate the effort we as a country need to focus on the real issue instead of turning our schools into prisons. #clearbackpacks #MarchForOurLives pic.twitter.com/HqBIeGjzF9
I just did the math. Each backpack costs about $17 and we were donated over 3300 backpacks which costs $56,100….— natasha #NeverAgain (@sighnatasha) April 2, 2018
When I get my clear backpack on Monday, I'm going to write "WE NEED REAL CHANGE" on it. I encourage others to do the same, whether they be MSD students or otherwise. The movement didn't end with the #MarchForOurLives— Leonor Munoz (@Leonor4Change) March 31, 2018
While Nikolas Cruz is getting fan mail I have police towers, security checkpoints, and will be getting a clear backpack.— Haylee- #MSDStrong (@hayeet) April 2, 2018
Of course, lots of imbeciles on Twitter have decided that the student opposition to the backpacks infringing on their rights is somehow the same as wanting to regulate guns - NOT TAKE THEM AWAY, YOU GODDAMNED MONSTERS - and they are openly mocking teenagers. TEENAGERS WHO SAW THEIR FRIENDS KILLED IN FRONT OF THEM. TEENS WHO JUST WANT TO FEEL SAFE AT SCHOOL. ARE BEING MOCKED BY PEOPLE WHO HOLD GUNS IN MORE ESTEEM THAN HUMAN LIFE.
Literally, I don’t even know what this tweet means:
Hoggwash spent a Saturday marching for gun control and all he won was a lousy clear backpack— PinkAboutIt 🇺🇸 (@Pink_About_it) March 26, 2018
And Patriot Americans won an NRA membership.
That your brother and his friends bullied a kid so badly he came back and massacred 17 of your schoolmates, and your response was to demand that law-abiding citizens surrender their God-given rights, but you couldn’t be bothered to have a clear backpack because “prison”.— The General Hooker Entrance 🇺🇸 (@MsorensenJones) April 2, 2018
Comparing a backpack to a gun, which makes so little sense that it seems like no one’s brain could actually believe this:
No one needs high capacity pockets and dual action zippers. Why do you need to use your backpack so fast?— Cloyd Rivers Burns (@CloydRiversBurn) April 2, 2018
You have no problem takin’ away the Constitutional rights of millions of Americans, but god forbid you have a clear backpack.
Don’t you have homework to do? pic.twitter.com/e7AiE4Wsl4
This guy a Clown how many. School district in US have clear backpack program u have to have a clear purse to go to Saints game What does he have to hide— Woody's World (@WoodysWorld3) March 29, 2018
Fear not, many adults aren’t wearing their asses as hats and are tweeting their support.
The clear backpack isn't a solution. It didn't appear the shooter concealed his AR-15 inside a backpack. This is another case of security theater, like the TSA agents in the airports. The illusion of safety while doing nothing.— Seth Harris (@PopCultOCD) April 2, 2018
Yeah Stoneman and Sandy hook guys just waltzed into the building carrying them and were not attending students 🤷 Clear backpack rule would of had zero affect on them; sensible gun control laws preventing easy sale of those guns would have though.— Amy Bo 💙✌ (@amygamie) March 23, 2018
Using clear backpack is just making us look stupid. All you need to do is get a fucking better gun control#EnoughIsEnough— Bennoda (@hnga_LP) March 23, 2018
High school girls are going to have to carry their feminine products in a clear backpack. In HS, I was so embarrassed about being on my period. This is so destructive & harmful to young women. They’re going to be mortified @ school because white men want to keep their guns. https://t.co/p3YKCMAhRK— emmy 🐘 (@emabe_e) March 23, 2018
Welcome to America, where we treasure guns more than people.