You probably have heard by now that a devastating school shooting took place in Florida on Wednesday. If you missed it. Here’s the latest.
From Fox News:
The gunman accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school Wednesday had previously attended the school, where he was known as a “weird kid” and “loner” who was expelled for getting into a fight with his ex-girlfriend’s new beau, a current student said.
Nikolas Cruz, 19, made his first court appearance Thursday afternoon after being charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Cruz only said “Yes, ma’am” and “Yes, your honor” during his brief court appearance.
Fox News confirmed that Cruz took an Uber prior to the deadly shooting on Wednesday. The ride-sharing company is working to assist authorities in their investigation. When speaking to The AP, Uber wouldn’t say whether Cruz’s driver noticed anything out of place about the suspect’s behavior or if he had his weapon or a large case with him.
Cruz was taken into custody “without incident” by Coconut Creek police in a Coral Springs neighborhood just a few miles from the high school itself. The 19-year-old was booked into Broward County Jail Thursday morning after federal and local law enforcement officials questioned him for hours.
As usual, the liberal left has run with the narrative that guns were the issue here despite the fact this kid was clearly a ticking time bomb. The FBI was warned about him and all the students knew he was deranged. And yet, it’s the gun’s fault. As if there was no other way for him to kill a bunch of people without that gun.
Marco Rubio, who represents the state of Florida in the United States Senate, is taking issue with the left’s phony narrative.
From Washington Examiner:
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., spoke pessimistically Thursday about preventing mass shootings like the one that took place in his home state a day earlier.
“I’m trying to be clear and honest here, if someone’s decided I’m going to commit this crime, they will find a way to get the gun to do it,” Rubio said in a Senate floor speech. “That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a law to make it harder; it just means understand, to be honest, it isn’t going to stop this from happening.”
The great Grant Phillips summed it up well.
Exactly. This kid could have shot 17 people with a handgun. He could have burned the school down. He could have driven through a crowd with a truck. This kid was deranged he was going to kill people.
This idea that we can just get rid of the 300 million guns in this country is just asinine.
Mental health. That’s the ticket here. The red flags were there. But, no one acted on them.
[Note: This post was written by Andrew Mark Miller]