The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is written as follows:
“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.”
But a workbook for seventh-grade students at Grant Middle School is teaching kids a decidedly different version of 2nd Amendment than the one drafted by our nation’s founders:
“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.”
Bob Hill, Interim Superintendent for the Springfield (Illinois) Public Schools, tells WMAY that the workbook teaches students “what happens with the right to bear arms in the context of 2014,” saying that it is a “study guide summary of the Second Amendment.”
Hill says that removing the material would be “pretty unfair relative to what the teacher has going on.”
Read more on this ongoing controversy here.