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Second Amendment supporter claims Harvard rescinded offer previously acknowledged remarks

Kyle Kashuv believed the issue long-settled. Harvard, not so much.

There should be nothing controversial about the Second Amendment.  After all, it was the second thing that the Founding Fathers believed needed protecting, just behind the freedom of speech.

Still, the liberal fringes of our nation want to see the right to bear arms abolished, or at least restricted in ways that insult the intentions of our nation’s creators.  “Shall not be infringed” are the four words that protect the Second Amendment above all, and they were written by men who had just fought off the most powerful army of their time with little more than cunning and hunting rifles.

To speak as though the Second Amendment needs revision is to reveal your true ignorance of its merits and necessity.

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Those who stand up for the right to bear arms, especially the youth who understand its power, should be applauded for having the strength to speak out on the subject.

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Parkland school shooting survivor Kyle Kashuv is just such a young man, but it looks as though his educational wings have now been clipped.

Kyle Kashuv, the conservative Parkland shooting survivor and pro-Second Amendment activist, says Harvard rescinded his admission after the recent resurfacing of years old remarks he called “offensive,” “idiotic” and “inflammatory” but composed before the mass shooting — which he says made him a different person.

The 18-year-old revealed the rescindment on Twitter Monday — along with screenshots of letters that appeared to be written on Harvard letterhead. He also detailed the steps he says he took to “right this wrong” with the Ivy League school, which he said he’d planned to attend in 2020 after taking a gap year.

Harvard officials told Fox News they don’t publicly comment on the individual admission status of applications, but Kashuv posted what he said was the letter Harvard sent him, dated June 3.

Harvard’s turnaround came after it was reveled that Kashuv had made heinous slurs while attending high school.

“The Admissions Committee has discussed at length your account of the communications about which we asked, and we appreciated your candor and your expressions or regret for sending them,” the letter read. “As you know the Committee takes seriously the qualities of maturity and moral character. After careful consideration the Committee voted to rescind your admission to Harvard College.”

He said the comments were made “long before the shooting” at the school that left 17 people dead in February 2017, and said he and his friends at the time were “16-year-olds making idiotic comments, using callous and inflammatory language in an effort to be as extreme and shocking as possible.” The comments were reportedly made in a Google document shared among several friends.

Kashuv and Harvard had corresponded at length previous to this decision, with Kashuv intimating that he was shocked by the late decision.

 

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