Teacher Assigns Students To Write Anti-Gun Letters To Congress


Middle school students were assigned to write letters to congress promoting gun control

Hampton, GA – A 7th Grade social studies teacher tasked with teaching his students about Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, recently gave his students an assignment to write a letter to Congress supporting gun control.

Blue Lives Matter obtained a copy of the assignment.

The assignment “topic” was listed as “You are trying to persuade lawmakers to have stricter gun laws to help prevent another school shooting from taking place.”

“For this assignment, you are writing a letter to the lawmakers of the United States. The purpose of this letter is to pressure lawmakers to have stricter gun laws in the United States. Your letter should contain at least five complete sentences. Make sure that you use proper grammatical skills when writing your letter,” read the assignment given out by social studies teacher Corey Sanders to his students at Hampton Middle School.

William Lee told Blue Lives Matter that his son brought the assignment home from school and showed it to him.

“I asked him what he had for homework that night, and he said he had to write a paper on gun control,” said Lee, who is a law enforcement officer in another county from where his son goes to school.

“I said uh oh – let me see the assignment,” the father said.

After reading his son’s homework assignment from Sanders, Lee went into the Google classroom and checked the assignments.

“I looked at it, and I told my son, ‘no, you’re not doing that assignment,’” Lee said. “Then I emailed his teacher the next day and told him that my son would not be writing that.”

The teacher wrote back to Lee and told him that it was fine, and that he wouldn’t mark off his son for not turning it in, he said.

“The first thing I wondered was what was their intent with these letters,” Lee said. “Were they planning to mail them?”

“And then I’d like to know how this fits into my son’s actual curriculum. The Georgia Standard of Excellence – which is what the Henry County curriculum is based on – says that my 7th grader is supposed to be studying Asia, Africa and Middle East in social studies,” Lee said. “There’s nothing in the course curriculum about gun control.”

Lee said that a number of other parents of his son’s classmates expressed concern about the assignment; however, they hadn’t found out about it until after their children had completed it and turned it in.

“Where are these letters now?” Lee asked.

“Why are they giving this as an assignment? It has nothing to do with the curriculum that they’re supposed to be following,” the angry father said.

He said this isn’t the first recent example of teachers incorporating their personal political agendas into their teaching at Hampton Middle School.

“What concerns me is this comes on the heels of another incident with a 6th grade teacher who was recently recorded by a 12-year-old student,” Lee explained. “The teacher went on a rant, calling Trump a racist and referencing Rodney King. And that was a 6th grade history teacher in the same school.”

Blue Lives Matter reached out to Sanders, the teacher who made the gun control letter history assignment, via email, but did not receive a response.

Messages were left for Principal Purvis Jackson at Hampton Middle School, and for Henry County Schools Superintendent Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis, seeking comment, but they have not responded.

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Comments (25)
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Liberal puke indoctrination !


Politics and religion have no place in schools. If a teacher wants to bring either into the classroom, they should reconsider their reasons for being a teacher. Schools are for teaching how to think, not what to think.


I am in full agreement about religion. But we need 'politics' - as civic education of the future Citizens knowing the laws and the governance system of the country . As such a teacher teaching students to write a grievance letter is teaching them How to do it.


If you love your children you will get them out of those schools. This type of brain washing ultimately leads to antisocial behaviors & lack of self confidence! It is not healthy!!!!!


@BadApples, I meant it in the sense of instilling partisan politics. Absolutely, learning about the actual process of government is important, but teaching "party X is good", "party Y is bad", has no place in schools. Sorry I wasn't clear.


Why private schools are so popular these days...


How is this different from banning Christianity, yet teaching about islam. Teachers should not be allowed to present one sided beliefs. Stick to teaching facts, not opinions. As parents it is up to us to influence our children, not some fruit loop snowflake atheist who would pee themselves if they had to pick up a gun, let alone actually use it.


If the child doesn't have to turn in the assignment, and declining to write that particular letter won't be held against him, I have to wonder whether the school itself is even aware of this move on the part of the teacher. It's time to take a look at that individual and see what the teacher's all about.


Public school teacher here....who is helping finance her grandchildren's PRIVATE school education.


is there a link to this story ? Because if I can show that this really happened, I'm going to share the HELL out of this one ! Teach, yes Preach HELL NO !



The mainstream media misses stories, so we hired journalists like Sandy to chase down leads on uncovered stories, and now this is what fills our inbox every time. Local broadcast news usually take a couple of days to catch up to us because they try to independently gather all of the info after we cover it. If you don't trust us, then just give it a day or two and then check the local news outlets.


Hey L, I did a google search and it turned up nothing, then searched with duckduckgo got several links using "teacher makes students write anti gun letter" hope this helps you, you can make up your own mind from there.


Really? Because i used Google and Bing and got plenty results.

Are you a shill?


And if you're not a shill, then there are other search engines that use their own algorithms. DuckDuckGo uses Bing and Yahoo results, but doesn't track you, which is a good thing.

But FindX also doesn't track you, but ALSO doesn't use a larger company's algorithms for results.


Its plain the socialists set up that school to get hit, then come in with hoog to push a socialist agenda they have been pushing for decades. An agenda that would not have stopped the shooter.


I agree that this situation is terribly wrong on the part of the teacher and possibly the school board.

I hope this does not come across in the wrong way as it is only in effort to help. As you mentioned its not correct to push opinions and personal views, I myself am Atheist and the way you used this term is in and of itself hypocritical. there are "Snowflakes" of all religions and beliefs or lack there of. Also a proud member of the legal firearm owners and NRA myself.

2 wrongs don't make a right. keep your stance, stand without resorting to their tactics and make yourself an example rather than a source of inflammation as its been said before, hate begets hate

eddie dee
eddie dee

howdy @ga i use google/chrome they blocked the story. i used ixquick and it came through. i'm looking to dump google but i'm not smart enough.....yet


I'd like you to read this whole post, but at minimum, please read starting at item #11.

I am going to keep posting this until people understand where all this crap came from that put us in the position we're in today. We were warned and we sat back and let it happen.

Communist Goals (1963)
Congressional Record--Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963

Current Communist Goals
Thursday, January 10, 1963

Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

At Mrs. Nordman's request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following "Current Communist Goals," which she identifies as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen:

[From "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen]


  1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

  2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

  3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

  4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

  5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

  6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

  7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

  8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev's promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

  9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

  10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

THIS ONE is supposed to be #11

  1. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

  2. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

  3. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

  4. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

  5. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

  6. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

  7. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers' associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

  8. Gain control of all student newspapers.

  9. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

  10. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

  11. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

  12. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to "eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms."

  13. Control art critics and directors of art museums. "Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art."

  14. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them "censorship" and a violation of free speech and free press.

  15. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

  16. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

  17. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with "social" religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a "religious crutch."

  18. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of "separation of church and state."

  19. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

  20. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the "common man."

  21. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the "big picture." Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

  22. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture--education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

  23. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

  24. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

  25. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

  26. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

  27. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

  28. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

  29. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

  30. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

  31. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

  32. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use ["]united force["] to solve economic, political or social problems.

  33. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

  34. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

  35. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike.


These people are not suited for teaching public school. They are to teach how to think, not WHAT to think. What to think is not their business.


So, I'm so sick of the liberal agenda. These teachers have no right to make these children write anything about guns or politics. I know good and well this is not their curriculum. I believe the teacher needs to be written up, and she needs to be taught a lesson on the rights of her students.


Nonsense. You were clear. For Bad Apples politics clearly IS his religion and wants to be sure everyone agrees with him; like most today he's happy for there to be freedom of speech only so long as it's HIS ONLY, which of course is a fraud since if it's not free for all it's not free at all, the same delusion of the '60s where those who took over the schools demanded only the same fraud of "free speech" only for themselves. Of course he has reply blocked, typical for those who can't defend their positions rationally. You can be sure his hatred of religion can't be defended rationally; ironic that with all the state churches and Congress's chaplain when the First Amendment was ratified today's grossly illiterate useful idiocy still buys bigoted SCOTUS's corrupt, deceitful, lawless, fascist lie and fraud of the old bogus "separationofchurchandstate" delusion limits the church versus the truth that the Founders rather meant to limit the government. As Orwell's 1984 showed/shows, fools like to be lied to.


That teacher needs to be fired!
Moreover, any congressman who receives a bunch of letters from school kids in a single class should report the teacher and demand his/her firing.
In fact, it would be a great idea if someone were to create a law, a federal law, making this kind of 'conditioning' illegal and a felony.
Something to remember, 'PLSD' an acronym that I created which stands for Progressive Liberal Socialist Democrat.
Progressive from Woodrow Wilson who solidified the segregated Armed Forces after WWI and who could have stopped the Vietnam War by not helping France recolonize it. Oh, he also claimed the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence didn't apply to him.
Liberal, the idea that judges and politicians can rewrite history and the law and that they are above the law along with creating heroes our of people like Margaret Sanger and Che Guevara.
Socialist, for trying to turn America from a Constitutional Republic into a Leninist Socialist state through economic slavery (indefinite welfare, public housing, deterioration of family, socialized medicine, etc).
Democrat, the Party of Slavery and hate. Those people who would strip us of our rights, who use chaos, anarchy and hate to bring down anyone who disagrees with their agenda, people who use race, sex, or religion to push their position.