Endeavor Academy, a high school located in Centennial, Colorado, informed Fox 31 of their decision to suspend a 17-year-old student for holding a gun on social media.
Alexandria Keyes was suspended for five days due to “safety” concerns.
A few weeks ago, Keyes posted a photo to Snapchat of her and her brother, a U.S. Army veteran, holding guns and flipping off the camera with a confederate flag in the background.
Keyes claimed that the explicit gesture was supposed to be a message to the enemies her brother fought during his time serving in the Army.
The school asserts that Keyes’ social media posts “concerned the school community and resulted in multiple parents keeping their kids home from school out of concern for safety.”
Keyes and her mother, Kelley McCollum, were contacted by Reason magazine and they believe that the other posts the school cited are from earlier in the year. Eight months ago, Keyes posted a Snapchat video and picture of her shooting at a local gun club.
The high school student insists she never meant to threaten anyone with her posts and that going to the shooting range is something she frequently does with her mom and brother.
“I want them to know the meaning behind the post was completely innocent. I thought it was fun. I was going out with my brother to have a good time,” she said when Fox 31 reached out to her.
McCollum was incensed.
“She didn’t break any laws. She didn’t break any rules, and what she did was completely within her rights,” McCollum told Fox 31. “I said, ‘There are 17-year-olds who go hunting. There are 17-year-olds in the military. Are you panicked because of them?’ They wouldn’t answer that question.”
McCollum disclosed to Reason that her daughter was scared to go back to school after her suspension ended because she’s “getting death threats, hate mail, and [negative] comments on her [S]napchat.”
Colorado, which used to have a very pro-gun environment, has taken an anti-gun turn in the last decade. Earlier this year, Governor Jared Polis signed a red flag gun confiscation bill into law which only enhances its anti-gun profile.
Colorado is currently ranked as the 40th best state for gun owners according to Guns & Ammo magazine.
In the current climate of political correctness, incidences like these will likely be on the uptick. BLP previously reported one case where individuals were censored on social media simply for posting images of themselves peacefully using firearms. Similarly, Liberty Conservative News reported on a case where a student was suspended for posting a photo of herself holding a gun.
These cases demonstrate how PC administrative officials are enthusiastic about silencing any display of affection towards American traditions of gun ownership and free speech.
Airbnb CEO Says Wuhan Virus Will Fundamentally Transform Domestic Travel
Post-pandemic America will not look the same.
Brian Chesky, the CEO of Airbnb, said to Reuters on January 14, 2021 that domestic travel patterns will not revert to pre-Wuhan virus pandemic standards.
In a Zoom call with Jonathan Weber, the global technology editor for Reuters, Chesky said that business travel will move towards leisure travel due to the fact that software like Zoom facilitates teleconferencing at unprecedented rates.
Furthermore, Chesky speculates that people won’t be visiting America’s largest cities as much as before, nor will they stay at crowded hotels. Instead, he believes that “many people will travel by car – some will travel by plane – and they’re going to travel to thousands of smaller communities. And many of these communities are going to be smaller cities and or even rural areas.”
Additionally, the Airbnb CEO notes that “farm stays are huge right now” and that national parks travel will become a major trend among travelers in the upcoming months. The latter will grow, in Chesky’s view, because most Americans have not visited such parks.
According to an Airbnb survey, 54% of Americans have plans of traveling in 2021 or they’re in the process of planning out their trips for the summer. Chesky asserted that travelers are “yearning for what was taken away from them.” He added, “they’re not yearning to see Times Square. What they are yearning to do is to see their friends and their families they have not seen in a long time.”
Tyler Durden of ZeroHedge raised an interesting point about this change in Americans’ travel patterns:
If Chesky is right about the significant travel shift, the hotel industry could be slated for a massive wave of bankruptcies and or consolidation to a degree never before seen.
Regardless, Americans are getting tired of the Wuhan virus lockdowns. Millions of Americans have had their freedoms infringed upon thanks to politicians who want to exploit a generalized crisis for their own gain.
If Republicans were smart, they would be unapologetically campaigning for their states to be reopened. Americans want to go back to their normal lives and engage in activities such as travel, which the political class has deprived them of.
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