By: Teresa Mull

Smithsonian Magazine, a taxpayer-funded publication, is promoting the anti-gun March For Our Lives (MFOL) movement, reports.

Smithsonian Magazine issued a press release ahead of its December issue, stating:

For Smithsonian magazine’s December issue, Maggie Jones sits down with the founding members of March for Our Lives, to discuss how they turned a tragedy into a movement for change. The founding members of March For Our Lives were recently announced by Smithsonian magazine as recipients of the 2018 American Ingenuity Award for Youth.

Creating the #NeverAgain hashtag, lobbying Florida’s state legislature in Tallahassee about common sense gun control and organizing their “Road to Change” bus tour and the March for Our Lives—which turned out to be the largest youth-led protest since Vietnam, with an estimated 800,000 protesters in the nation’s capital, and more than 1.2 million more in marches around the world – these students are the driving force of a movement and a generation tired of waiting for adults to effect the social reform they deserve.

“This isn’t bias,” Daniel Greenfield writes at “It’s straightforward political advocacy.”

According to Greenfield, “The Smithsonian’s federal funding for fiscal year 2018 (Oct. 1, 2017–Sept. 30, 2018) is $1 billion. The Institution is approximately two-thirds federally funded (a combination of the congressional appropriation and federal grants and contracts).”

Gunpowder Magazine reported earlier this year that MFOL, which advocates for universal, comprehensive background checks and banning high-capacity magazines and semi-automatic rifles, among other things, is funded by Michael Bloomberg and mysterious donors, and is largely made up of adults, even though the group uses high school students as its mouthpiece.

Teresa Mull is editor of Gunpowder Magazine. Contact her at [email protected].