Millennial Gun-Violence Protestors Destroy Property, Attack Police

The millennial formula for social change goes something like this: read Buzzfeed, get angry, rage on Twitter, join a protest, break a window, wash, rinse, and repeat.

Gun-violence protestors fought a police officer, stealing his baton.  Nothing says “We oppose violence” like acting violently.  (Photo: Stockton Police/Twitter)

That formula was on full display this week in Stockton, California, as high school students protesting “gun violence” took the opportunity to break car windows and attack police officers.

According to the Stockton Police Department, several hundred students left campus during the protest, and some began throwing rocks at uninvolved vehicles and police cars. When an officer approached the students to force them to stop, the social justice warriors fought the officer and took his baton. A private citizen came to the officer’s aid until backup could arrive and arrest the peaceful protestors.

“We do support the freedom to protest peacefully and freedom of speech,” Stockton Police Department’s Public Information Officer Joe Silva said. “While the majority of the students were peaceful today, we don’t condone the violence which was committed by a small handful of students. It’s unacceptable to batter a police officer and especially to take an officer’s baton.”

One adult female, two juvenile females, and two juvenile males were arrested for battery on an officer and resisting arrest. The adult, Verania Cervantes, 18, was booked into the S.J. County Jail.

Several protestors were throwing rocks at police vehicles. (Photo: Stockton Police/Twitter)

“Peaceful protests are powerful and I recognize that it is awesome to be part of a movement,” said Stagg High Principal Andre Phillips. “But some individuals who were not really there for the protest made this something else.”

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Cervantes and her crew were members of one of several Stockton-area high school walk-outs protesting gun violence. They carried signs that read “No More Gun Violence,” and chanted to end school shootings.

The protests in Stockton followed the lead of a number of similar walk-outs staged at high schools around the country. Perhaps the most high-profile took place last week in Washington, D.C., where students left class in the morning to spend the day protesting in front of the White House.

A random vehicle was also damaged by the crew.  (Photo: Stockton Police/Twitter)

They took the opportunity to repeat the same anti-gun rhetoric that has been circulating since before they were born.

“I’m not going to pretend that I know everything about government, I’m not going to pretend to be a lobbyist or anything,” 18-year-old Camille Richter told USA Today. “But we should not have AR-15s, we should not have military grade weaponry circulating in the U.S.”

None of the signs carried by the Stockton students explained how California’s gun laws could be any more strict. The state already bans AR-15-type rifles as well as standard-capacity magazines.

About the author: Jordan Michaels has been reviewing firearm-related products for over four years and enjoying them for much longer. With family in Canada, he’s seen first hand how quickly the right to self-defense can be stripped from law-abiding citizens. He escaped that statist paradise at a young age, married a sixth-generation Texan, and currently lives in Waco. Follow him on Instagram @bornforgoodluck and email him at jordan@gunsamerica.com.

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  • Bad Penguin December 13, 2019, 8:51 am

    Lots of strings are attached to student financial aid. Another should be a school must dis-enroll any student caught committing violent acts during a peaceful or violent protest. If the school fails to do so then they cannot receive any more government funded or guaranteed student loans or research grants.

    The Constitution protest the peaceful gathering of people but not the violent gathering. Funny how when the money dries up people start doing what they could have done in the first place.

  • JAMES THOMAS August 31, 2018, 11:40 am

    I think the biggest problem here is the teachers are teaching propaganda and not teaching the real history or even the constitution and what and why we have the constitution. We have government allowing parts of history to be erased because it was wrong. Shouldn’t that be the very reason to keep history so we learn from mistakes. We need to fix the problem at the source. These kids are doing what they have been taught. And in my eyes that is the fault of our government. That is the fault of us adults that have voted for the liberal ways. Face it California is a very liberal state. They are learning for their leaders like maxine waters. So spread the blame among yourselves

  • DArkwing August 31, 2018, 10:03 am

    Have these people never considered the fact that if guns were the problem that their outrageous actions would be meet by force by armed citizens. Why is it that they consider their law breaking righteous?
    Left school to protest? In a time long ago, if we had left my school we would have gotten a “0” for every class that day plus 3% off our total grade. Of course that is back when school was for learning and teachers didn’t join and support their students poor behavior. (Also at that time my school did not partake of any federal funds, so they could pretty much teach). Most times it was the opposite, they would try to EXPLAIN why things happen and teach us civics, government and history. That way we could hopefully make judgments based on information we gathered and not by letting someone else tell us what we think. My three grand daughters are spending grade 1-6 in a private school where they are expected to be self starters and think for themselves. Unfortunately that is all this person is licensed to teach at this point. If this is the best we are going to get from the schools, send them home and let them study on MSN all day, pen a manifesto and send it in for credit. That way we can save tax dollars because we can send children that want to LEARN to a school system that is smaller and more efficient.

  • Willard Spicer March 4, 2018, 9:48 am

    Uh, if you’re in high school now, you’re not a Millennial. You’re generation Z.

    • Derek Hannan March 5, 2018, 11:35 am

      A complete article, 44 comments and not one mentions 17 dead children.

      • Archie August 31, 2018, 8:05 am

        It doesn’t need to. That is not at all related to this act of unlawfullness. Both are equally unlawful, but otherwise separated by 5000 miles, nearly a year, and a lot of anti gun laws, rhetoric, and unnecessary lobbying.

        This was not about innocent victims of an evil man, but about skipping school and doing mischief. That is blatantly obvious, and if you can’t see it, you are hopelessly biased.

      • Paul P. December 4, 2020, 9:58 pm

        I know how to stop all of the mass shootings, and attempted mass shooting that have occurred here in the USA since I was a young kid back in the 1960’s

        when a lone gunman (US Marine trained) started shooting at innocent civilians and LEO in Dallas, Tx. back in the 1960’s, with the possible exception of 1 shooting. BUT Moms Demand Action, the NY Times, Michael Bloomberg, and all of the other Gun Grabbing Politicians won’t spread the word as to how to accomplish this task because it doesn’t require taking of YOUR FIREARM, and that’s what they want in-order to be able to control you and prevent resistance.

        Maybe some of you will start to spread the word so here is the answer: Do Not Allow Any democrat, or their offspring to own a firearm!! WHAT, yes every mass shooting and most of the inner city scum shootings have been accomplished by a registered democrat, or their offspring who often have a screw loose. From Columbine Co. to Sandy Hook, Ct. (where no AR-15 was used to shoot any child but one was recovered from the shooters car trunk by local police officer, which was broadcast live by NBC News…
        the local coroner did make a bogus statement that has never been verified when he said: that his initial examination of the victims showed tremendous physical injuries that could only be caused by an assault rifle, but the autopsies never confirmed what became a media talking point for the past 20 years, and no spent rifle casing were ever produced for the crime scene… ALL BOGUS information since the shooter left the stolen (from his mother) AR-15 in his car trunk, which a Police officer held up to the helicopter camera overhead as he opened the trunk. Parkland High School FL, the California Christmas party municipal shooting by the city employee who was muslim, and a democrat along with his ignorant wife, who initially got away in their car and then tried to blow it up along with their apartment which was booby trapped with explosives; to the Dayton Oh. registered democrat who went to the downtown party district with his sister and his friend, then excused himself for a few minutes, and came back shooting , killing his sister and several others, with 6 cops about 30 seconds away who lite up that sick asshole, if not for the the bar bouncer who got people off the street more would have been shot or killed… The US Army Doctor (muslim) who shot unarmed troops as they ate lunch in the chow hall, was a democrat.

        All of the other shooters you can name, with the possible exception of of the South Carolina ‘white teenager’ who shot up the innocent parishioners of the (black) Ebenezer Church I believe is its name after praying with them… and he may have been a democrat or his parents I just haven’t been able to confirm either way the media called him a white supremacist.

        Whenever a mass shooting or attempted mass shooting has taken place since Columbine CO., I have gone to extensive lengths by talking with local print reporters where available to characterize the perpetrator , or I accepted electronic (TV/Radio) news reports on the rare occasion they actually identify these things about the shooter such as: Race, Religion, Ethnicity or Country of Origin, and Political affiliation.

        The Las Vegas ‘Bump Stock Shooter’ was a long time supporter and donner to the DNC and his local Democrat Party in several states including Florida. So in summary: Take All Guns From democrats and prohibit their offspring/kids from possessing any firearms. Then enforce the current gun laws.

  • Andrew N. March 4, 2018, 2:06 am

    I live about 30 minutes from Stockton. Let’s just say there was no one locally who was expressing surprise at this “protest”. It is, after all, Stockton.

  • e March 3, 2018, 2:30 pm

    No more teachers- No more books- No more “black guns” dirty looks. Force feed the kids via the propaganda machine. Make them think these ideas are theirs. Technology is a great tool. Not surprising, but sad, it’s used for political gain against children.

  • Bob March 3, 2018, 8:32 am

    My father used to say you really don’t know anything until you are 30 years old. This is a prime example of that saying. Children expressing their opinion on a topic they have no knowledge about. Go back to your snapchatting kiddies as you haven’t the first clue as to what the problem really is therefore you offer no intelligent viable solution to solve the problem. And don’t you just love how the little losers turn violent to protest gun violence?

  • Edward March 2, 2018, 11:40 pm

    And who might be egging these nitwit students on?
    Might it be their leftist, socialist, 2nd amendment hating teachers?

  • lb0190 March 2, 2018, 6:53 pm

    The students were against gun violence but are ok with physically attacking people and destroying private property. I think the students are a good reason to have a firearm fir self defense.

  • Mike H. March 2, 2018, 6:19 pm

    Where do these pathetic little shits find the time to protest? The ones I know,or see,barely have time to lay their smart phones down long enough to pull down their panties and wee-wee. Do any of them actually have a job? Do any of them actually know what a rifle is?

  • Randy Romesburg March 2, 2018, 2:50 pm

    Take the guns away they will bring bombs. Look at what is going on in Europe, well they call them terrorist.

  • Martin March 2, 2018, 2:41 pm

    Just a bunch of sheep stirring up trouble because it’s more fun than doing their job which is to learn to be a responsible adult.

    The last thing these kids should be doing is walking out of class. The same ones protesting are the ones in the most need of education. Learn to think for yourself, and understand HISTORY (look up “Nazi rise to power” and “Holocaust” for starters).

  • gary March 2, 2018, 2:12 pm

    Another demonstration of why the good guys should have guns.

  • Mike Watkins March 2, 2018, 1:16 pm

    Every time I read the ignorant spewings of idiots like Protestor Camille, or Blake Todd, I am so much prouder of MY intelligent hardworking patriotic son.

  • LowKey March 2, 2018, 11:54 am

    Sure they’re trying to start a war, rather like many protesters in the 60’s….it wasn’t all love and flowers, right?
    Know what else this has in common with the 60’s? Another superpower out there who has a track record of being very good at stirring up dissent and discord among the population of it’s opponents, and in many cases of funding those movements…especially those that lean to the left.
    History may not repeat itself, but it sure does rhyme a lot.

  • Fred March 2, 2018, 9:49 am

    Sounds like future (or maybe current) criminals working hard to make their profession safer. Join the protest against firearms is a great way to eliminate the threat they pose when robbing homes, businesses, etc. Characteristic lack of self control messed that up. This also should be a warning to those that are trying so hard to eliminate methods of self defense. The enemy if your safety has joined your ranks and us using you to accomplish their purposes by disarming you. Sheep for the slaughter are usually slaughtered. Sheep in a pasture without a watchdog are soon food for wolves. We need watchdogs. The wolves are circling and already hiding in the flock, disguised as sheep.

  • John March 2, 2018, 9:16 am

    I just love these peaceful demonstration by the kids, a real joke it shows me just how full of hate and destruction they have locked up inside them self’s no wonder why we have so many young shooters I am surprised parents don’t see this. There is a real problem with younger generation

  • Zupglick March 2, 2018, 8:41 am

    Libs don’t want to know anything. It takes to much effort to learn or think. It’s easier to swallow what their lib asshat leaders feed them.

  • Robert Powers March 2, 2018, 8:11 am

    Their mental immaturity is a major factor in their behavior. In addition, they know that they will not be held accountable for the illegal actions because they are classified as “juveniles” and will not be prosecuted as adults. They will only receive a slap on the wrist and no criminal record. All of that has to change! Another major factor is the ability of others to influence them and their desire to be receive the attention of media…

    All people, whether “adults” or “juveniles” MUST be held equally responsible for actions they take…do NOT let age be an excuse for criminal behavior….and any entity or “adult” that facilitates they behavior must also be held fully accountable as an accomplice….and prosecuted!

    • Robert Terry March 2, 2018, 12:52 pm

      My god. Where did you learn to read and write?

      • Michael Leroy Harper September 1, 2018, 1:06 pm

        A grammar nazi, really. Thats what you have to contribute, so petty.

  • Sean Carberry March 2, 2018, 6:58 am

    They are trying to start a war.

    • G.O.A. Patriot March 2, 2018, 10:25 am

      I agree and the little asshats will get their asses shot off when it starts! They don’t seem to realize it WILL NOT turn out good for them in any way shape or form!

  • Mark March 2, 2018, 6:55 am

    Yeah, I am continually amazed how stupid and gullible people can be. He’s used sheep as a metaphor. They are the dumbest animals. They are also nearsighted.

  • Z March 2, 2018, 5:53 am

    All campuses and schools should and must be closed.
    No access in, no exit out – without written permission.
    That will actually stop any violence of anti-violence warriors !!!
    They can fight INSIDE freely.

    • G.O.A. Patriot March 2, 2018, 10:28 am

      Everyone of them that walked out of school to “protest” that day should be suspended!

  • Blake Todd March 2, 2018, 5:30 am

    The mentally ill gun lovers, who insanely want zero controls on weapons of quick mass murder, have pushed the public to protests like this. God bless those protesters. Billions of us hope that you sick, paranoid automatic-gun-lusters, who hide behind the lie that you are “patriots” will die peacefully and soon, never to be replaced.

    • Bob smith March 2, 2018, 6:06 am

      You sir are ignorant, not every firearm is a full auto firearm, go do research instead of spewing ignorance out of your little kid mouth. Wishing people to die just shows how young and ignorant you are to the issues at hand, and I hope to god you never have kids to continue having generations of uneducated individuals who read Facebook then just regurgitate what you read as fact.

    • Michael lee March 2, 2018, 6:18 am

      You need help sir. And if you’re that afraid of this counties Constitution you could always consider moving to another country or even a state that has significantly stricter laws such as California or Connecticut and live your life as you wish to live it without forcing your childish beliefs on others. Live and let live.

    • Randy Rowley March 2, 2018, 6:19 am

      “Billions” of us! ROTFL!
      Why don’t you try to accerate our demise? You can pick the time and place, you liberal bed-wetter. We’ll give you your choice of weapons.

    • Bob Johnson March 2, 2018, 6:21 am

      Blake would you suggest we make more controls? What would those controls be? Would those controls end violence in America? Should America place the same type of controls on guns as they do drugs? Now that drugs are controlled we don’t have any problems with them right? If guns were more controlled only criminals would have the bad guns. And the good guys would never do anything bad with the good guns. Im starting to see your logic.

      • Al March 2, 2018, 9:22 am

        After that psychotic rant, why in hell are you trying to reason with this moron?

    • Michael Galvis March 2, 2018, 6:40 am

      Foxtrot Uniform !

    • Quinton Eilert March 2, 2018, 6:52 am

      Billions of us? Blake, There are not a billion people in the USA. So please educate yourself before you spat off more hate towards law abiding American citizens.

    • Sean Carberry March 2, 2018, 6:56 am

      And we hope you die a painful violent death you f*cking coward at the hands of criminals that do not obey gun laws.

      • Derek Hannan March 5, 2018, 2:16 pm

        Hi Sean, I made a copy of your posts so that when they enact laws to take guns out of the hands of ultra aggressive, your name will be high on the list
        .

    • Randy Hawk March 2, 2018, 6:58 am

      Peace and love right, Blake? YOU are the problem not us. Continue to blanket statement everyone who doesn’t agree with you. Call them names…and wish death on them. Good job by you. Continue to wish Government control on all the people so there is one thought, one party and no freedom. Good job by you. Continue to lie and make up false and emotionally charged statistics to fool the people. Continue to erode our freedom in the name of “security”.
      “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” -Ben Franklin
      #molanlabe #notoneinch

    • Michael E. Hensley March 2, 2018, 7:09 am

      Blake

      You really should seek Professional Help from the ” Neck Up “

    • joefoam March 2, 2018, 8:34 am

      Lets get rid of all weapons completely so the Unicorns can come out of hiding. You are under the impression that mass love will break out if guns are outlawed, here’s a news flash, man has been killing his fellow man since the dawn of time using everything from rocks to nuclear bombs. What makes you think you can change the course of human nature? Maybe the next protest will occur on your street and you are put in danger and your house is destroyed. You might change your mind about “peaceful protests”

    • Patriot March 2, 2018, 9:56 am

      Blake Todd,,please tell us you\’ve been fixed,,i hate the thought of a cluel Libtard like you being able to create more MORE braindead individuals to pollute the planet,go back to living in your basement in your safe place,let the real Patriots protect your sorry ass,you\’d be the first coward to run and hide in any ruff situation,if you want a safe job,i hear the COWARD Country sheriff\’s office in Florida is looking for chicken shits for their do nothing police force,

    • Steven March 2, 2018, 10:22 am

      Blake, like Blue Dog, is a robot!

      • Blue Dog March 2, 2018, 11:57 am

        Ninja please. I am a unique and beautiful snowflake and there is no other like me. While I do agree with the sentiments Blake Todd has expressed here, I hope his artless ranting does not bring me to mind when you read it.

    • G.O.A. Patriot March 2, 2018, 10:33 am

      Ain’t gonna happen asshat! Us patriots have fought, been maimed and died to preserve the freedoms that allows you to display how immature, stupid and ignorant you snowflakes are! Keep drinking that koolaide and hiding in your safe place, mommas basement twerp! A whole new generation of Patriots are rising up to preserve our Constitutional right to keep and bear arms!

    • Dave March 2, 2018, 10:51 am

      Which “billions’ are you talking about; you realize that the US population is a bit over 320 MILLION, right?
      You also know the discussion ISN’T about automatic weapons, right?
      Of course you did…but trolling is just too tempting.

    • DBC March 2, 2018, 1:26 pm

      Blake needs to go back to packin fudge!

    • Michael Leroy Harper September 1, 2018, 1:09 pm

      You poor, poor brainwashed child. You have my pity.

  • Keith March 1, 2018, 1:17 pm

    Were the students throwing evil assault rocks, or just the much safer single shot hunting rocks?
    I’m sure they were smaller than .223 caliber assault rocks.

  • Scott K February 28, 2018, 2:42 pm

    That’s okay. My daughter, Camille, was raised a hunter and enjoys shooting her guns, including AR-15’s. She would have no problem defending herself against anti-gun Camille.

  • Sepp W February 28, 2018, 12:09 pm

    “I’m not going to pretend that I know everything about government, I’m not going to pretend to be a lobbyist or anything,” 18-year-old Camille Richter told USA Today. “But we should not have AR-15s, we should not have military grade weaponry circulating in the U.S.”
    This young lady knows nothing, yet protesting something she knows noting about. This is what the incapable and unproductive does when funded, indoctrinated, and motivated, by a biased media and anti-gun individuals and groups.

    • Rick March 2, 2018, 4:06 am

      You think that is something.The people who are indoctrinating her know less than she does.

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