The Constitution shouldn’t be controversial, alas…

A South Carolina lawmaker would like the second amendment to become part of state school curriculum. And he’s not the only one.

Lara Rolo at ABC News 4 reports:

Lawmaker wants time set aside in schools for Second Amendment lessons

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCIV) — An Horry County lawmaker wants to change the script in South Carolina schools and introduce more education specific to Second Amendment rights.

Rep. Alan Clemmons pre-filed a bill in December that would require three weeks of education specific to the Second Amendment.

Clemmons is not the only one who has ideas to change the state’s zero tolerance police on teaching guns in schools. Rep. Lee Bright also has introduced a bill that would offer gun safety and marksmanship as an elective.

What Clemmons wants to emphasize is that these curricular changes would be optional to parents and students across the state.

“Silence is not the answer. Education is the answer,” he said.

Clemmons said the idea came to him when he heard about the Summerville High School student arrested and suspended for writing a story about killing a dinosaur.

The student was responding to a classroom assignment and was merely expressing his freedom of speech, Clemmons said.

The state representative’s rationale doesn’t quite make sense to Patrick Hayes, though.

“Sounds like he’s looking for a First Amendment Day, which would be something else we could discuss — but again picking out one amendment and giving it a day — I can’t understand the logic behind it.”

Hayes is the director of EdFirst in South Carolina. He says it sounds more like Clemmons is trying to privilege and protect the Second Amendment above all the others.

It’s something says could be a burden on teachers.

“We have one of the most ambitious social studies curriculum in the nation, it’s jam-packed with information,” Hayes said. “Thinking about taking that one tiny bullet point and expanding to three weeks, not feasible.”

But Clemmons says he’s received a lot of support for a bill he thought would barely get noticed. He suspects the amount of positive feedback he’s already received is because the people of South Carolina are beginning to have zero tolerance for zero tolerance policies.