Students with misdirected blame refuse to protest against the system that failed them. The FBI, the Broward County Sheriff, the school, all the red flags that were in plain sight, but ignored. This isn’t the first time law enforcement has failed to protect citizens. It has happened many times before, but the aftermath is to always focus the blame in the wrong direction.
Instead of directing anger at the shooter(s), the focus is on the weapon. How misdirected is this? When someone dies in an automobile accident, they blame the driver. When someone uses a gun, they blame the gun, not the shooter. They blame gun owners and gun organizations like the National Rifle Association (NRA). People that had nothing to do with the crime. People that are responsible gun owners are vilified. Innocent people are made scapegoats over the crimes of a mentally disturbed individual.
Who is responsible for misdirecting this rage? The left is. The same people responsible for the rape of our culture. The same people responsible for the murder of millions of babies under the guise of women’s healthcare. It’s the antiseptic brushing aside of a mass tragedy done behind the walls of a clinical abattoir. Yet when schools designate within their walls a “gun free zone”, it’s like putting a target on everyone inside. It’s misdirected rage towards a single event, and not equally towards a daily occurrence. You never see such tragedies where guns are allowed. That’s because the crazed shooter will think twice before attacking with gun violence.
It is not the fault of responsible gun owners for the tragedy of a crazed shooter. It is the responsibility of schools, administrators, and police to protect students and teachers from potential gun violence. It is the responsibility of the shooter for the crimes. It is the responsibility of the schools, administrators and police to put into place protections needed. However, the left, and the media, misdirects blame upon innocent responsible gun owning people. They hype and feed the frenzy of tragedies for political and social warrior purposes. You’ll notice the same anger is neither directed at the shooter, nor those charged with protecting people.
Why we have a Secondment Amendment right: one reason is self protection from crazed shooters. When seconds count, the police will be there in minutes, and sometimes, as in the high school in Parkland, Florida, the cops didn’t enter the school to stop the shooter. Where’s the directed outrage at the police for failing to do their job? Instead the cowardly sheriff blamed the NRA and the gun. Deputies resigned in order to protect their pensions. Now, where’s the outrage? You don’t hear about this because the media fuels the misdirected blame.
What about the 20 year old woman having to make a decision to protect herself over an abusive boyfriend, or a rapist? What about the renter wanting a gun to protect themselves and family in a bad neighborhood? What about the home owner wanting to have a gun to protect their family from either a violent intruder or burglar? Indeed, there are more examples of people defending themselves with guns, than the numbers of mass shootings. The “Stand Your Ground” law has been used with both success and failures. Case in point where the law failed to protect the innocent happened in Florida.
Alexander is a black mother who was a licensed gun owner when she shot at her estranged husband in 2010, saying she feared he’d hurt her. The bullet never even grazed the man but she was initially sentenced to up to 20 years in jail
The innocent are sometimes denied due process because of a misdirected justice. Yet cities with the most restrictive gun laws deny citizens their right to defend themselves. They are usually the most vocal anti-second amendment radicals. The democratic process devolves into mob rule. Peoples rights are taken away because the leftist idea a “gun free zones” will protect people. That is a dangerous and false premise of security, and those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Leftist democrats, whom have armed guards surrounding them, reason that the people should not be afforded equal protection. They use the children, and the victim families, to inflame a false narrative that someone else is the blame for the actions of a crazed person. Mental illness, mass murder, follows leftist exploitation. This time, the left is using children to demand people give up their rights. That’s not going to happen. This is why they misdirect blame at the NRA. Let’s be honest, most mentally ill mass murderers are leftists, and not the majority of responsible gun owners who are conservatives. The left insists that putting targets on children will keep them safe. That’s inviting a tragedy.
Consider the misdirected outrage that the leftist media will not report because it’s not politically correct and doesn’t fit the leftist narrative. In Florida a 17-year-old Muslim convert and suspected ISIS supporter Corey Johnson went on a deadly stabbing rampage. During a sleepover, Johnson, who already had federal charges pending against him for threatening a Catholic school in England, allegedly cut his younger friend’s throat and wounded two others, whom he accused of offending his religious beliefs.
Do we now blame the knife? This was barely reported. What about people using hammers to murder, or hands and feet? Do we now blame them? Where’s the outrage?