Robby Soave from “The Rising” considers why our officials so often fail when citizens alert them to the dangers of certain individuals, like the Buffalo shooter.
Police and other officials were alerted by the shooter’s school last year when he made threats to shoot up the school. But officials did nothing. This is a very similar situation to the Parkland shooter who shot multiple classmates at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school three years ago. In that instance, multiple officials had alerted the FBI and police to the danger Nikolas Cruz posed.
The report follows a weekend of mass shooting, including the deaths of multiple victims targeted in a Buffalo, New York grocery store. The state’s Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul said social media providers should be held responsible, while deflecting any of the blame from herself and officials even though they had been made aware of the danger the Buffalo shooter posed as early as a year ago.
It is true that mass shootings have increased as social media and violent video games have grown, but what is the relationship between these areas? Furthermore, why aren’t officials held accountable ever for not doing anything to prevent violence from known individuals.
The report notes there are deeper issues to consider than social media. In fact, issues in our culture related to stable family relationships are key, along with addressing a corrupt judicial system that has often failed to fairly punish the guilty.
Whatever the reasons, it’s time for the nation’s leaders to do something besides blame others, something Hochul still hasn’t figured out. Until she does, it’s unlikely that we’ll see change other than her ongoing efforts to blame and even strike against the rights of legal gun owners in her state. Find out more in the latest video now.