Despite the screaming voices from the left proclaiming that Republicans, the NRA, and Trump supporters are complicit in the murders of the Florida school children on Wednesday, they really aren’t interested in solutions. They just want gun control, even though not a single liberal can tell you what law or regulation would have prevented the horrible massacre.
And while the media has been doing it’s best to vilify anyone who is not for gun control, in Everett, Washington, a grandmother did something that many more people in Florida couldn’t do – call in her grandchild who was going to do the same thing Nikolas Cruz did.
According to Fox Q13, a grandmother became suspicious of her grandson and decided to investigate. She came upon his journal where he was planning to shoot up the local high school. When she discovered a rifle in his guitar case, she called the police. Students at Kamiak High School in Washington, and possible the ACES school where the student attended, will continue their lives having avoided the same tragic fate of those in Florida.
This story will gain no traction among the left and certainly, the media. A parent, a loved one, someone who knew the student acted and prevented a tragedy. “This kid is not going to cause harm to others.”
The difference between what happened in Washington and in Florida is a stark reminder of the fact that just one person could make a difference and prevent a tragedy. It required nothing more than someone to be observant and take action. There are many other local stories where people who do good to stop innocents from being massacred.
In Florida, it was not a breakdown of gun laws; it was a breakdown of the system, the community and law enforcement. Many people, including students, teachers, and administrators knew this kid had problems. Despite all the warnings, seventeen innocent people were murdered.
And yet, the left uses such tragedies to push a political agenda that will do nothing to stop the next tragedy. If we want to have a conversation about school shootings, then we need to have a conversation about what causes troubled teens to decide to murder their fellow humans.
But more importantly, we need to have conversations WITH kids to help them deal with their problems. Cruz’s defense lawyers say he is a broken kid. This was obvious well known before he chose to pick up a gun and go on a murder spree.
So please, explain to me how creating more restrictions on gun laws help a broken kid. I’m quite certain there are more kids out there who are broken and on the verge of doing something similar or much worse. I’m sure the NRA, Republicans and everyone else who are “complicit” would rather fix the broken kid so as to prevent another tragedy than listen to bunch of liberal whiners who aren’t really interested in solving problems and just want to push an irrational agenda.