After watching students across the country walk out of school to demand gun control during the “March for Our Guns” rally, 15-year-old Aidan Jackson realized pro-gun students were not being adequately represented in the gun debate.
Jackson, a freshman at Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, told WAVY-TV that he attended the school’s gun control walkout to make his voice heard. He brought his own sign with him that read, “Gun control is not the answer.”
“I saw a lot of people for gun control. Not every youth believes that. Gun control is not the answer,” he said.
But he wasn’t met with open arms by all of his anti-gun classmates. Jackson said someone walked up to him, read his sign, and then ripped it up.
“The entire school applauded,” Jackson recalled.
Still, the incident motivated him to organize his own rally in support of gun rights.
“I think everyone has a say. The next generation, my generation, will be leading. We want to get them involved as soon as we can,” Jackson told WAVY-TV.
Jackson’s rally will take place on April 21 at Mount Trashmore in Virginia Beach. However, it’s possible the march could spread across the country like the “March for Our Lives” rally did.
Even though he was treated less than nicely at the anti-gun rally, Jackson is inviting gun control advocates to attend his rally to listen and try to understand why they want to preserve their Second Amendment rights as covered the U.S. Constitution.
Let us know in the comments if you would attend a “March for Our Guns” rally.
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