Rich Logis, The Democrats’ latest gun grab wouldn’t have saved the Parkland 17. The anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting lasts just one day, but the exploitation of the deceased is year-round.
Let us remember the 14 students and three staff members who died in Parkland, on Valentine’s Day in 2018.
Necessary to prevent another Parkland-type massacre, President Joe Biden and the Democrats now tell us, are the criminalization of hunting rifles, the criminalization of those who sell their rifles in private sales, the elimination of immunity for gun manufacturers if a crime is committed with their products, and a change in federal law that would allow the FBI to deny—potentially indefinitely—a non-prohibited person from purchasing a firearm from a federally licensed dealer.
None of the above would have changed the outcome in Parkland. Remembrance of the lives lost must always be accompanied with this reminder: that Democrats continue to lie hysterically, prevaricate, and dwell over conspiracy theories about the Parkland shooter. (I will not refer to the mass murderer by his name.)
Democrats effectively have seized upon the survivors’s unfathomable grief for their own nefarious political gain; especially loathsome and sinister has been the thrusting of traumatized children into the roles of activists, force-feeding them the usual Democratic and media propaganda from the anti-gun cult.
We shouldn’t be angry at the kids who have been initiated into the anti-gun cult. Through “A Clockwork Orange”-type Ludovico techniques, they’ve been duped into believing they are gun policy and Bill of Rights experts, who really know what James Madison meant when he penned the Second Amendment.
Recall when then-17-year-old student David Hogg—a real-life version of Lord of the Flies antagonist Jack Merridew—asked on CNN: “If you can’t get elected without taking money from child murderers, why are you running?” Normal question from one barely old enough to legally drive, right?
At the CNN town hall a week after the shooting, student Cameron Kasky said to Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): “It’s hard to look at you and not look down the barrel of an AR-15.” It’s safe to assume Kasky didn’t come up with that one on his own, either.
The loved ones of the deceased and injured will always mourn; their ire and anger, though, are ignorantly directed at the wrong organizations and individuals.
Malignant Democrat Majorities
Show me who’s in charge, and I’ll show you the likely outcomes.
Who lives in Broward? Majority Democrats.
Who lives in Parkland? Majority Democrats.
Who’s on the Broward school board? Majority Democrats.
Who works in the district? Majority Democrats.
What was the background of Barack Obama sycophant Robert Runcie, superintendent of Broward County public schools? Chicago Democrat.
Broward’s PROMISE policy of lax disciplinary standards for troubled students, like the shooter, was inspired by Obama—a Democrat.
Who runs the Broward County Sheriff’s Office? Democrats.
Who is Parkland’s state senator? A Democrat.
Who is Parkland’s state house representative? A Democrat.
Who is Parkland’s congressman? A Democrat.
Who received a majority of the vote in Parkland in 2016—Trump or Clinton? The Democrat.
Who received a majority of the vote for U.S. Senate in Parkland in 2018? The Democrat.
Who received a majority of the vote for governor in Parkland in 2018? The Democrat.
Who received a majority of the presidential vote in Parkland last year—Trump or Biden? The Democrat.
All Democrat majorities are malignant, without exception, and produce conditions where it shouldn’t be surprising that kids will kill other kids.
Starting in middle school, the murderer was suspended at least 67 days in the span of 18 months. He was then sent to another district school, and then to Stoneman Douglas; in 2015, while at Douglas, a district assessment claimed that the murderer could be a future “model student.”
In January 2016, the Broward sheriff’s office got a tip that the killer—then a sophomore—had posted on Instagram that he planned to shoot up a school. By the end of the next month, the murderer was suspended after he carved swastikas into a lunch table and scrawled “I hate n——-” on his backpack. In 2017 (about a year before the mass murders), the district was again made aware of the murderer’s desire to commit a mass school shooting. There are many, many more published reports about his obsessively violent mental state and academic struggles.
The Parkland school shooting was many years in the making—a horrific example of the myth of “equal outcomes”: the PROMISE program was designed to achieve “equal outcomes” among whites and minorities, and was adopted early on by the Obama sycophant Runcie.
Parkland was a perfect storm of collective failure: the FBI admitted it failed to investigate the murderer. An Obama Education Department initiative called PROMISE (Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Intervention, Support, and Education), enacted without congressional approval and designed to reduce minorities’ encounters with law enforcement, peddled lax disciplinary standards for troubled students. (The killer, at one time, had been in the PROMISE program.) Not only did the Broward sheriff deputies fail to act on several tips about the killer’s violent tendencies, but they also failed to act on the day of the massacre.
The Tyranny of “It Takes a Village”
How many more Democrat-inspired policies will allow mass murderers to slip through the cracks? Unfortunately, I believe there are many more than we realize; and for those in red/purple states, such as Florida and Texas, and blue/purple states, such as Arizona and Georgia, it is time to stop living in denial about the migration of Democrats to your states. (For more on this, I recommend Andrew Pollock’s book, Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created the Parkland Shooter and Endanger America’s Students.)
Those who so spectacularly failed Parkland now expect you and me to live under their so-called red-flag laws, which potentially infringe upon and abridge our First, Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and 14th Amendment rights—one half of our Bill of Rights, and one-quarter of our entire Constitution. Red-flag legislation amounts to guilty-before-proven-innocent laws and, unfortunately, they already have been enacted with bipartisan support in dozens of states. These laws are a quintessential example of why bipartisanship is oftentimes the gateway drug to tyranny; when a bipartisan majority passes an unconstitutional law, it just means both parties were wrong.
Last month, a Broward County judge ruled the school district was not liable for failing to warn parents of the killer before he went on his cold-blooded rampage, because he was no longer a student in Broward at the time of the shooting. Probably unwittingly, this judge showed why unconstitutional red flag laws are futile at best. Said the judge: “the district [did not] have pre-knowledge of a definitive threat by [the killer].”
Has there ever been a redder flag than the one waved by the Parkland murderer? And yet even in that case, with all the warnings, Democrats still didn’t get it right.
Rest in peace to the 17 deceased; you should be alive. And the Democrats’ idiotic latest gun grab wouldn’t have saved you.