Frequently Asked Questions

Q: After students across the country stood up for our rights, what is the future of SFTS?

A: We have built a network across the country of students who care about our nation's founding principles. There is something very exciting in the works that can unite students like us again, and I think everyone should stay tuned for more details. 


Q: How can I help SFTS?

A: While we are currently not accepting donations, you can help our cause by alerting everyone you can think of to our cause. With this being such an important issue, we need all the support we can get. The voices of young patriots need to be too loud for the country to ignore. 

Q: Why are you doing a walkout?

A: Disruption of education has never, and will never, be our goal. We do however recognize that when anti-gun students organized their walkout, they were allowed and often encouraged by their schools. In light of this fact, we ask that we receive the same platform to express our views. Additionally, in order for a movement like this to be successful, it must be loud enough for people to notice. A walkout, as opposed to an after school rally, is more unconventional and therefore will garner more attention. 

Q: But isn't education important?

A: Absolutely. Having a well informed, well educated citizenry is key to our success as a republic. However, during this 16 minutes we will work to educate our fellow students about their constitutionally protected rights. What lesson is more important for a young citizen to learn?

Q: Why 16 minutes?

A: In the spirit of civility with school districts around the country, we are asking for one minute less than the other side received. Additionally, it is estimated that in the US each year 1.5 million people use a firearm to defend themselves. Break that down to 16 minutes, and you have 91 people using a gun responsibly and correctly. We want to draw attention to the people who are legally and effectively exercising their rights.

Q: What is the future of SFTS after May 2nd?

A: I would say that is a question to be asked on May 3rd. Right now, we are only concerned with the walkout, which is a single issue, non-partisan, non-ideological movement.

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