Anti-gun leftists want us to get mad at the NRA for defending our Second Amendment rights. It makes far more sense to get mad at the authorities who fail to provide necessary security and rarely suffer any consequences:
Despite receiving a warning directly from the Russian government, the FBI failed to stop the Tsarnaev brothers from staging the Boston Marathon bombing. Despite having plenty of resources, the Charlottesville police failed to stop a car attack that left a woman dead. The FBI interviewed Omar Mateen, the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter, and considered criminally investigating him. They didn’t — possibly because his father was an FBI informant.
The FBI also missed numerous “red flags” before the San Bernardino shooting. And despite having lots of warning, the FBI, the Broward County schools and the Broward Sheriff’s Department under Sheriff Scott Israel all failed to stop Nikolas Cruz from shooting up a high school. …
This is why calls for more gun control ring hollow. When the laws that would have prevented Nikolas Cruz from getting a gun failed because those in charge of executing them chose — chose — not to enforce them, because doing so would have made the school’s crime reports look bad, then it’s hard to believe that more laws will make a difference.
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You know what might make a difference, though? Consequences.
Speaking of consequences, cowardly deputy Scot Peterson, who conspicuously neglected to put a stop to Cruz’s killing spree, is mentioned as “the only person so far to pay any price for failure.” That price is that he resigned. However:
Peterson is reportedly receiving a lifetime monthly pension of $8,702.35 – sparking outrage among parents of the teen victims.
“This infuriates me in ways people cannot comprehend. My daughter would still be alive if this person did his job,” Fred Guttenberg, whose 14-year-old daughter Jaime was among 17 people shot dead inside the Parkland, said on Twitter. …
Andrew Pollack, whose 18-year-old daughter Meadow died, tweeted: “The coward of Broward, Scot Peterson is getting over $8k a month pension! He hid while my daughter and 16 others were slaughtered! How in the hell is he getting this? That money should go to actually securing our schools!”
But turn on the TV and you will learn that the NRA killed their daughters, just like it caused today’s carnage in Texas.
You can’t fool all of the people all of the time, no matter how loudly you shout on almost every channel. Ridding the world of firearms is not the issue. Providing security is the issue. If we can do it for ball games, we can to it for schools.
PRESIDENT TRUMP UNDERSTANDS THIS AND IS CALLING FOR ACTION AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT:
As blame gets tossed around for the horrific school shooting today, it’s President Trump who’s been ready and is now demanding action at “every level of government”. He is a problem solver with loads of common sense. That’s why he knows banning guns is not the answer but that acting to protect our children in schools in other ways is key.
Washington Examiner reports:
President Trump on Friday demanded action “at every level of government” to prevent school shootings from taking place, hours after a gunman killed several people at a high school in Santa Fe, Texas.
“This has been going on too long in our country. Too many decades,” the president said at a White House event shortly after authorities in Texas arrested the shooter. “My administration is determined to do everything in our power to protect our students, secure our schools, and keep weapons out of the hands of those people who pose a threat to themselves and to others.”
“Everyone must work together at every level of government to keep our children safe,” Trump said.
SHOOTER WAS ILLEGALLY IN POSSESSION OF HIS WEAPONS:
“…keep weapons out of the hands of those people who pose a threat to themselves and to others” – President Trump
The 17-year-old who opened fire on a Texas high school Friday was illegally in possession of his weapons.
The suspect has been identified as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School. Pagourtzis had posted multiple disturbing images on his Facebook page prior to the shooting, including a trench coat with USSR and Nazi medals on it.
According to Texas Governor Greg Abbott, the shooter illegally possessed a .38 revolver and a shotgun.
Law enforcement authorities in Texas reported at least eight fatalities Thursday morning, after a gunman entered the high school campus in southeastern Texas just as the school day was starting. At least two suspects were taken into custody by police.
The White House has previously proposed raising the age at which Americans can purchase firearms, regulating mechanisms like “bump stocks,” and placing armed guards inside schools across the United States.