High School Bans 21-Gun Salute Honoring Vets Because it ‘Promotes Gun Violence’


IWO TO, Japan (Mar. 3, 2010) US Marines fire a 21 gun salute to render honors to those lost in the Battle of Iwo Jima during the 65th anniversary commemoration of the battle. USS Tortuga (LSD 49) arrived at Iwo To, formerly known as Iwo Jima, on Feb. 28 to support the ceremony. US Navy photo by Lt. Cmdr. Denver Applehans

Mark Tapson– From Truth Revolt:

More anti-gun hysteria: Belle Plaine High School in Iowa will no longer honor veterans with a 21-gun salute in its annual Veteran’s Day assembly thanks to state gun laws, reports local station KWWL.

Veterans firing rifles at the school assembly has been a fun, safe tradition for as long as some students can remember. But even though the vets are firing blanks, and since all guns under any circumstances are viewed as being possessed by Satan now, the tradition has been nixed.

Post 39 Legioneers were already disappointed when the school announced the assembly would go on at a different location. One Legioneer offered school officials the use of his own yard across from the school for the assembly so the salute can continue.

Post 39 Legioneers believe that high schools across the state, and possibly even the country, may soon follow suit. Post 39 commander Pam Munson thinks it’s only a matter of time. She says the Post 39 Legion will continue to fight for the tradition to continue next year.

Welcome to the America of hope and change, where 21-gun salutes to our veterans supposedly promote gun violence, and a Muslim schoolboy who brings something to school that looks like an IED is invited to the White House.