The lacrosse coach at Florida‘s Palm Beach Atlantic University allegedly told one of his players to stop posting gun photos online or risk getting booted from the team.
Lacrosse Coach Ultimatum
According to the NRA-ILA, the unidentified player likes to post photos from hunts, and guns in general, under the name @Duckmanscholl on Instagram. In the photo gallery above, you can see three examples of the player exercising his Second Amendment right.
When the coach saw the photos, he allegedly fired off an angry text to the player.
“You want to play lacrosse for PBA [Palm Beach Atlantic University], you won’t post pics of your guns and stuff. That’s simple,” the text reads. “You want to continue to post this—you don’t play. I thought I was pretty clear last time we had to speak about this. So you tell me what you want to do. Thank you.”
The player responded by saying, “…as a citizen of this country I have a second amendment right to keep and bear arms and a first amendment right to post the pictures of my firearms and photos from my hunts on my various social media accounts. These are my rights as US citizen and I’m not going to throw them away just to play ball under you. As much as I love the sport it is not worth it to me to surrender. So thank you for the opportunity, but someone else will have to be wearing #40 this year.”
The NRA reported that the player filed a complaint with the university. The school responded, stating the photos don’t violate policy. In addition, the school said they had spoken with the coach about the issue.
“This is yet another example of an anti-gun authority figure feeling emboldened to attack a student for his pro-Second Amendment beliefs,” the NRA said. “The men and women of the NRA are sick of hearing stories like these.”
We’ll keep you updated of any news regarding this incident.
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