ALBANY — A gun-rights group based in Western New York is pushing for all New York public schools to beef up their Second Amendment curricula.
Activists behind 2AWNY.com have sent state education officials an “e-book” draft by Libertarian attorney James Ostrowski, who has made a career of battling New York’s stiff gun laws, particularly the controversial Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement (SAFE) Act of 2013.
Ostrowski, joined Monday by 2AWNY activist Steve Felano and Libertarian NY-27 congressional candidate Duane Whitmer in downtown Albany’s Hampton Inn & Suites, argued that schoolchildren should know the role guns played in the formation of the United States as a Democracy.
The e-book, billed “a primer on how to defend our most important right,” warns that throughout history, gun rights have formed a barrier against tyranny, sparing American citizens of the types of historical atrocities that occurred under Nazi Germany, Mao’s China and the Soviet Union.
“It’s a bad time to be disarmed,” Ostrowski writes in his politically charged manifesto. “The left is resurgent and more radical than ever. They are undeterred by the fact that every leftist regime that ever got power, inflicted, through state gun violence, widespread misery, poverty, strife and often mass murder.”
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