The NRA: Latest Victim of Leftist Bullying

It’s been two weeks since the tragic shooting at the Stoneman Douglas high school in Florida. After all the media coverage you would think the NRA was inside the school pulling the trigger that killed 17 students (especially when you see signs like “NRA stop killing our kids”). We hardly ever hear the name of Nikolas Cruz. But the media sure has been hell bent on making sure Dana Loesch becomes the poster child for the tragedy. As I said in my recent article, the left (especially the media) has used the teenage victims as shields and allowed them to attack the NRA and Dana Loesch. She has been accused of having “blood on her hands” and student David Hogg has called her a “child murderer”. That should have even drawn a line in the sand for the media as beyond the pale but it didn’t. Btw, where are the “War on Women” and #MeToo crowd? Their silence is proving once again that that is a huge sham. And all of this is another great illustration of the left attempting character assassination to deflect attention from what they don’t want you to see or know:

  • First of all the NRA had NOTHING to do with this attack. Early on the media tried to associate Cruz with the NRA but that fell through when none was found. In fact none of the shooters in the recent mass shootings had any connection to the NRA. But you know who did? The gentleman who stopped the Texas Church shootings with – GASP – an AR-15! Btw, just a side question: if the NRA is responsible for the shootings, then why is Planned Parenthood never held responsible/accountable for the abortions that occur INSIDE their OWN buildings? Of course we’re not supposed to ask questions like that.
  • Over the last week we have learned that four Broward County police officers stayed outside the school while the shooting was occurring (and I may add, while others were inside taking fire to protect students). This is inexplicable. Especially since the Coral Springs police had no hesitation about going in when they got there. Why? What’s even more sickening is Sheriff Israel’s attacks on Dana Loesch when he KNEW his officers had stayed outside.
  • We’ve heard a lot of discussion about tightening background checks. But those checks are only as good as the data that is available. As Dana Loesch pointed out at the CNN Political rally – oops, Townhall – only 38 states reports criminal data to be entered into the database:“We had three lawmakers on this stage and only one of them hinted at reinforcing the background check system. It is only as good as the records submitted to it. Only one of them even got anywhere close to mentioning that. We have to have more than 38 states submit records. That’s number one. Number two, we have to develop better protocol to follow up on red flags. This monster carrying bullets to school, carrying knifes to school, assaulting students, assaulting his parents, 39 visits in the past year. That should never have been allowed to get that far. And I don’t have the authority or the resources to follow up on that. If you want to give me the authority and resources, I’ll follow up on those red flags. But I don’t have that authority to do so. This is why we have to start asking these questions. I want to see your network ask these questions. I want to see these headlines in the media more. We have to follow up on protocol and why are the states not complying with this law.”

    To me that is the mystery. Why was Nicholas Cruz never arrested after assaulting students and his parents?

    Perhaps this will shed some light on it:

    The Broward County School District’s highly touted PROMISE program, initiated in 2012 and signed into policy in 2013, is coming under fire. It prevented Nikolas Cruz from getting arrested, which could have blocked him from purchasing his armory, if convicted.

    In the 2011-2012 school year, Broward County Public Schools had the highest number of school-related arrests statewide at 1,062. Newly hired Superintendent Robert Runcie, with strong connections to the Obama administration, teamed up with community organizations like the NAACP, local law enforcement, and government agencies to sign the Collaborative Agreement on School Discipline to eliminate the “schoolhouse to jailhouse pipeline” through programs such as PROMISE (Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Support, and Education).

    One of the program’s participants, Juvenile Court judge Elijah Williams, speaking at a 2013 signing ceremony for PROMISE, made it clear it was all about the stats:

    “We already bought the ticket. We are waiting for our numbers to come in. We know we have hit the jackpot when our school related arrests go down, down down.”

Of course the arrests aren’t going down because of less crime. It’s going down because law enforcement is going down. This could easily explain why Nikolas Cruz wasn’t stopped.

But it’s all the NRA’s fault you see.

So like the Wizard of Oz, the left doesn’t want you to give any attention to what’s going on behind the curtain.

I am left wondering how many other communities have implemented PROMISE and are failing to deal with mounting threats that could wind up as the next mass shooting?

John Baldwin

John Baldwin is a native of Roanoke, Va located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of SW VA. He is a husband and father of three children. He has been a devout Christian since he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ and accepted the free gift of salvation in 1988. Politically John is a conservative who's political views were formed during the administration of Ronald Reagan. John's fulltime job is as an Applications Analyst (Software programming). John is also the host of two online radio shows on Victory Radio - "The Front Porch Gospel Music Show" and "Victory Talk Radio" (interview show). He is also an avid "oldies" music fan and is the DJ of the weekly "J-Bal Oldies Show” on the Doo Wop Cove.

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