After any mass shooting it is typical for the National Rifle Association to become a convenient scapegoat for liberal outrage. But the national conversation after the Parkland massacre has turned a dark corner, and even those on the ground who bear actual responsibility for how it unfolded are being excused instead.
Less than two weeks ago, or what seems like a lifetime of cable news and Twitter wars, Nikolas Cruz killed 17 of his former classmates at Stoneman Douglas High School. Since that horrific day, several troubling facts have been reported about Cruz and his relationship with local and national law enforcement behavior that have called into question how the death toll could have been reduced or the event avoided completely and who deserves to share part of the blame. Continue reading