‘If They Went to a Milo Rally, You’d Freak Out’: Tucker Battles Gun Control Advocate on Teachers Pushing Students to March
Tucker Carlson debated a gun control advocate over the merits of students walking out to protest gun rights advocacy groups in the wake of the Florida school shooting.
Carlson said that, by definition, students are mostly minors and therefore cannot legitimately act without the behest of a teacher or administrator.
Therefore, he said, students could not walk out of their classrooms en masse on their own volition.
He asked Igor Volsky of Guns Down America if teachers asked students to join a “march for biology” in opposition to transgender bathroom laws, like the one that was presented in North Carolina.
“I love to see students out there engaging in the democratic process,” Volsky said.
Carlson said Volsky wasn’t addressing the question, adding that by law they cannot vote until they are 18: “They’re not actually in the democratic process.”
He asked why kids should be able to tout gun control measures and other public policy without actually being able to purchase the item they are seeking to regulate.
“They’ve experienced these bullets,” Volsky said. “They buried their classmates.”
Carlson reiterated his earlier question, alleging that Volsky would “freak out” if teachers bussed their students to a rally in support of something the left doesn’t support.
He gave the example of students being taken to a speech by libertarian commentator and free speech activist Milo Yiannopoulos.
“You’re engaging in the classic moral blackmail of the left,” Carlson said, adding that such a strategy usually involves “pointing to children” as a way of getting one’s point across.