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SAF tells school to stop blocking website

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by Dave Workman, Jun 20, 2014.

  1. Dave Workman

    Dave Workman Western Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    SAF tells Conn. school district to stop blocking pro-gun websites

    The Second Amendment Foundation is threatening “prompt legal action” following reports yesterday that a Connecticut school district’s filtering system was blocking access to websites belonging to firearms rights advocacy groups, while allowing access to gun control organizations in what appears to be a clear violation of the First Amendment.


    http://www.examiner.com/article/saf-tells-conn-school-district-to-stop-blocking-pro-gun-websites
     
  2. John H

    John H Whatcom County Well-Known Member

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    Why would legal action concern them, it is tax payer money not theirs.

    People need to lose their jobs over this, this was not by accident .
     
  3. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    The legal action could get the ball rolling on rolling some heads and rectifying the situation. Libs want the "Fairness Doctrine" back - they should practice it.
     
  4. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Typical response - a variation of "oh gee, really? I didn't know know it did that. I will look into that right away."
     
  5. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Internet blocking is generally broken. I doubt SAF is a special snowflake that someone specifically blocked. More likely they are just blocking on specific gun keywords. Maybe it was a slow news day for SAF?

    Kids in schools don't have broad 1st Amendment rights in general, anyway. School administrators have been censoring their little hearts out for years, thanks to SCOTUS.

    http://www.firstamendmentschools.org/freedoms/faq.aspx?id=12825

    Overall, not even in my top 50 priorities in RKBA. ;)
     
  6. markpeters1970

    markpeters1970 PNW Active Member

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    Rights don't apply in schools (SCOTUS), and this is happening all over the country, any school wifi that I have been on will block any weapon related pages.
     
  7. deen_ad

    deen_ad Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    <- Why there aren't any school shootings in Israel!
    Teacher with long gun slung over her shoulder!!!


    The school district uses Norton and they say it's a conscious decision of someone there and requires changing settings to do. So the school district can't say they didn't know about it and no one there is responsible.

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  8. mkwerx

    mkwerx Forest Grove, OR Well-Known Member

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    It isn't just about them blocking gun related sites, it's a systematic blocking of conservative-oriented websites including the GOP national website, pro-life organizations, gun-rights organizations, etc. while the DNC, Planned Parenthood, the Brady Campaign sites were a-okay.

    It was a conscious decision on someone's part to block those sites, because of their personal or organizational agenda - either way it was wrong and heads need to roll. THe message should be clear that schools should be neutral ground - not someplace for either side to push their political agenda. Schools should be places to learn, period. Not someplace to become indoctrinated.
     
  9. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well, SCOTUS is absolutely wrong then.
     
  10. markpeters1970

    markpeters1970 PNW Active Member

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    I agree, however, it is established by multiple, both liberal and conservative courts that the rights we believe in do apply to students in the classroom. Think that stinks, now Customs and Immigration can detain, search, and confiscate when you are returning to the US without warrant, and cause is of minor consequence. Thanks you both Bush and Obama. Welcome to the police state.