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Wednesday, February 21, 2018
There Is Only One Sure Way to Stop School Shootings
Not only is it hard to imagine the
anger and grief the families of those killed by Nikolas Cruz are in at their
Florida high school; it is impossible. We can sympathize and
empathize, ache for their loss and be grateful that our own children were not
there, and then feel guilty for being relieved that our children are safe.
An event like this one focuses all
parents and grandparents like laser beams on their own young
people. That such a thing has happened yet again in our country is
unacceptable, and yet it happened...again. Despite years of flashing
neon lights that this boy was not only mentally ill, but potentially dangerous,
he apparently had no formal record of mental illness. Even though he
had been told he could not enter his school with a backpack and was later
expelled, even though the police had visited his home thirty-nine times between
2011 and 2018, he was able to buy that AR-15 at age 18! Even though
we have laws meant to prevent persons who are mentally ill from acquiring guns,
this kid passed a background check! This is yet another catastrophic
failure of a whole panoply of law enforcement agencies, social services, and
Adding insult to injury, the FBI barely
bothered to check out the YouTuber who reported Cruz's comment about becoming a
"professional school shooter," and the bureau completely ignored a
second, specific warning in January about his intentions to kill
people. Both tips to the FBI included his full name. As
Jeanine Pirro reported on her program, Judge Jeanine, there
are only thirteen Nikolas Cruzes in the U.S.! The FBI did not even
bother to do a database search, and now seventeen people are dead.
Given the bare facts above, it is
hardly surprising that the American people want to blame someone for the
colossal failure of law enforcement. Mistakes were made, to put it
mildly. But now many of the young survivors, their parents, and the
usual suspects on the left are blaming
Trump. Why? Because he supports the NRA? Because
he did not immediately speak out about gun control?
The young, traumatized survivors of
the massacre, some of them, are already speaking out blaming Trump, as if he
has been president for as long as they've been alive. "How dare
you?" said one of them on Meet the Press because Trump
truthfully tweeted that the Democrats had not passed any gun control measures
when they had the majority in both houses of Congress. Trump also
alluded to the FBI's failure to act on the tips they had received but
ignored. How dare he tell the truth?
These grieving young people are being
manipulated by the adults in their lives to use the tragic deaths of their
classmates for political purposes. Just as the school shootings in
Columbine and Newtown became political footballs during which the victims were
all but forgotten, we are reliving the same application of politics over common
sense once again. And again, kids are the pawns in what the left
sees as a game. It is no game.
Israel learned the hard
way. A terrorist school shooting forty years ago took the lives of over
a hundred elementary school children. Since then, any school in
Israel with a hundred students or more has armed guards and staff with
concealed weapons. Why do we in America value our air travelers, our
congresspeople, celebrities, the employees and contents of all public
buildings, museums, etc. more than we treasure our schoolchildren? Given
the world we now inhabit, it seems that our schools would and should have the
best security available today. Those of us with little Ring doorbell
cameras on our front porches have more security than most of our schools.
Ed. It's past time we admit the truth, at least to ourselves; and that is that the left does not WANT to prevent these tragedies. The murder of children is simply worth TOO MUCH as a political fund raiser! These killings provide too much valuable face time on national TV to want them thwarted by armed teachers or security guards.
Leftists don't want to stop the killings, they want to take ADVANTAGE of them!