We're supposed to trust the government to keep us safe. But the two main law enforcement units that should have protected students against the Parkland shooter failed miserably.
The shooter was handed to the Broward County Sheriff's office and the FBI on a silver platter multiple times. There were tips that specifically mentioned school shootings. There were threats made by the shooter, which again, specifically mentioned school shootings.
There were calls about violence, including the shooter putting guns to people's heads. Deputies visited many times after concerned friends, family, and strangers called. The suspect once called the police on himself!
Then a sheriff's deputy failed again by refusing to go into the school during the shooting and engage the shooter. He was on the scene. He knew what was happening. And he shirked his duty.
These are the people who will protect us if we are disarmed.
The old cliché is that when seconds count, police are just minutes away. And even then they might not help you. These law enforcement show exactly why we can not give up our personal ability to defend ourselves and our loved ones, in favor of government agencies.
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Sheriff Scott Israel's department mishandled the numerous alerts about the shooter. He hired the deputy who cowered outside rather than confront the shooter. Now four other deputies are reported to have arrived on the scene while the shooting was ongoing, and likewise did not intervene.
Scott Israel wants to blame the NRA when it was his department that failed to prevent and then failed to stop this shooting. Why is he being paraded around the news as if his opinion on guns matters? He is the poster child for why you should never have to depend on law enforcement.