High school students and grandmothers around the world are expected to rally March 24 for the March for Our Lives. The largest crowd is expected in Washington DC, where some restaurants—The Bird, Logan Tavern, and The Pig—are handing out free bag lunches. Others will offer discounted meals. Lyft will give demonstrators free rides to March for Our Lives events in 50 US cities (RSVP required). Free rooms are arranged in DC for visitors. This information has been confirmed by a report by Fox News.

They want common sense gun laws. I don't feel that the children ever define what “common sense gun laws” are.

Do they know what a common sense gun Law is, or do they need a rich, liberal, with one-foot-in-the-grave, to tell these students what they want?

For instance, 18-year-olds could buy and drink beer and wine legally once. You can’t now in America. Eighteen-year-old males didn’t have to register for a draft in 1978. Boys reading this have to register, why girls don’t is beyond me, but I digress.

Beware of law changes

If you qualify and meet legal requirements, you can buy a pistol or rifle at 18. You can also vote at 18. In fact, one of the threats the liberals are using against students is to suggest the students threaten to vote against elected officials who do not vote for “common sense gun laws.”

Laws change, as pointed out above.

One change the one-percenters, who are controlling students to ban guns, want is raising the age of buying a weapon to 21 years old. If that seems like common sense, wouldn’t it make sense to raise the voting age to 21? Maybe all 18-year-olds should be inducted into military service where they could learn to respect weapons.

That, too, seems like common sense to me. Kids might even learn that an AR-15 is not a military-style assault weapon.

Neither common sense nor the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting ignited the March for Our Lives. Kids and their families are not the impetus for the event. The marchers will be pawns caught up in a political game over gun-owner rights.

Follow the money

One of the first rules of reporting is to follow the money. Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has placed $50 million in a grass-roots organization to counter the National Rifle Association. His group, Everytown for Gun Safety, is the mastermind of the march. The group even provided the scripts for students to write elected officials and demand “common sense gun laws.”

Bloomberg’s crew in Everytown includes super-rich fat cats Eli Broad and Warren Buffett, politico Tom Ridge and Gen. Michael G. Mullen (retired). Broad donated $1 million to the march, Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, George and Amal Clooney, and Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg ponied up $500,000 each.

Like all advocacy groups, I think Everytown exploits data to make it say what the group wants, rather than interpret what the data says. I feel Bloomberg misused a National School Safety Center report from 2014 that shows a significant drop in firearms deaths at schools over the last 20 years. Bloomberg’s analysis included late night lone suicides unrelated to school, late night gang fights, cases off school property, and defensive gun use, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center. I think Bloomberg radically overstated the number of school and university shootings.