After a tragedy like the one that just unfolded at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, it is natural for people to want answers — to want some kind of accountability.
We all think it won’t happen to us, just like I’m sure the kids at Stoneman Douglas didn’t think it wouldn’t happen to them until it does. The thing that sets this shooting apart from the rest is how angry the victims are. They are angry and they want a change. They’re reaping the consequences of adults not doing their jobs.
The shooter should never have been able to buy a gun under current regulations. He had made comments prior to this event about shooting up a school and followed through. The police were called to his residence almost 40 times, he was reported to the FBI. I’m not surprised he followed through. I am surprised the FBI didn’t do anything to prevent it. It’s like the weatherman telling you it’s going to rain and then being surprised when it rains.
I’m starting to lose track of how many times the FBI was warned about something and didn’t do a damn thing about it. They knew something was up before 9/11, before the Boston Bombing, before Pulse, before Las Vegas, police were warned before Sandy Hook, and the FBI admitted it screwed up with the Parkland shooter.
Why are we screaming for more gun control when our own government can’t
A. enforce what laws exist and
B. doesn’t do anything when its warned about potential shooters?
Scooby-Doo could do a better job of investigating potential mass shooters and terrorists than the FBI.
The shooter left a comment on YouTube that said he wanted to be a professional school shooter — UNDER HIS REAL NAME — and the FBI was “unable” to get a subpoena to see who the commenter was, but y'all, shithead didn’t try to conceal his identity. He left the comment under his real name. This would be a no-brainer for Scooby-Doo.
This isn’t the NRA’s fault.
This isn’t a reason to ban the AR-15.
This especially isn’t a reason to ban semi-automatic weapons because most handguns are semi-automatic. All semi-automatic means is a single bullet comes out every time you pull the trigger for as long as the magazine still has bullets in them.
This is a reason to reexamine the FBI.
What are they doing? Are they watching Netflix all day or something? Or does it not matter if the tips and evidence don’t lead to the advancement of a political agenda?
The question we’re all asking now is: how could we have prevented this? What could’ve been done to prevent 17 people from dying at school?
First and foremost, the FBI was at the center of it. If they had investigated and taken this seriously, there’s a good chance 17 people would still be alive today.
Or the kid wouldn’t be able to buy a gun and would’ve used a pressure cooker like the freaks behind the Boston Bombing did. Or he would’ve run a car through a cluster of students. We don’t know.
What we do know for a fact, is that the FBI dropped the ball.