Gun Rights Advocate Not Allowed to Speak at Parkland, Fla. High School

‘Unless you’re Dwyane Wade to promote gun control, you’re not allowed in Marjory Stoneman Douglas…’

Charlie Kirk photo

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(John Wynne, Liberty Headlines) Conservative activist Charlie Kirk will not speak at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, the Florida school that two months ago was the scene of one of the deadliest mass shootings in American history.

The Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that the school administration would not let the event take place.

“The school’s administration has met with the student organizers and advised them that non-school sponsored, student-initiated guest speaker assemblies/meetings are not permitted to take place on campus,” a Broward School District spokeswoman said in a statement Thursday.

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students Kyle Kashuv and Kyle Petty requested that Kirk speak.

Kashuv has met President Trump, while Petty’s sister Alma was killed in the massacre.

Unhappy with the school administration’s action, Kashuv took to Twitter and referenced what seemed to be a double standard.

“Apparently, unless you’re [NBA star] Dwyane Wade to promote gun control, you’re not allowed in Marjory Stoneman Douglas.”

He added that the event with Kirk would be held off campus.

This isn’t the first time a Kirk appearance has received pushback.

On Tuesday night he spoke at the University of Central Florida and drew protests, according to the Sun-Sentinel.

The paper described Kirk as “controversial.”

Kirk, a gun rights advocate, is the founder of Turning Point USA, which describes itself as a “youth organization that promotes the principles of fiscal responsibility, free markets, and limited government.”

The group also maintains a “Professor Watchlist”, a list of college instructors who are perceived as discriminating against conservative students on campus and promoting leftist ideas.

On Twitter, Kashuv said students threatened to protest the appearance.


The Second Amendment “isn’t the only amendment under attack,” he tweeted.

“Dialogue is how we fix issues, not by being scared of ideas.”