According to a workbook handed out to seventh grade students at Grant Middle School in Springfield, Ill., the Second Amendment only allows people to own “certain” guns if they have been registered,Infowars reported Friday. The parent who discovered the material confirmed to Examiner.com the handout’s existence and said the school is being “bombarded with messages” about the material.
“This amendment states that people have the right to certain weapons, providing that they register them and they have not been in prison,” the handout says.
The Second Amendment, however, says nothing about registration nor prison, and simply states:
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
The parent, who wished to remain anonymous for the sake of his son, posted a picture of the handout on the “Illinois Gun Owners Rights” Facebook page.
Initially, some thought the handout was related to Common Core, but the parent said in another Facebook comment he was told the workbook was created by two former Grant teachers before Common Core was implemented. The workbook, he explained, was intended for use only at that school.
He also said the reference to registration was intended to illustrate how some states regulate firearms.