On Wednesday 19-year-old Nikolas Cruz opened fire on students and teachers in a Florida school, killing 17 of his former classmates. He is the one who pulled the trigger. He is the one who made a conscious decision to end human life, He, and he alone, bears all of the responsibility for this horrific and cowardly act. That is, unless you are a liberal in which case Republicans, the 2nd Amendment, guns, and especially the NRA are responsible. The pukeheads at the NY Daily News are taking this BS narrative to a new low by falsely claiming the NRA actually trained Cruz to kill.
Check this shit out:
The Florida shooting suspect was on an NRA-funded school rifle team https://t.co/6pZqrtZMRD
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— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) February 17, 2018
Looking at that, any low-formation person would reasonably conclude that the NRA had actually trained Nikolas Cruz to commit one of the worst school shooting in US history. That’s exactly what the NY Daily News wants you to think, even though they know it’s not remotely true. Here’s some of this disgusting article:
Nikolas Cruz, the deranged shooter who gunned down 17 students and staffers at his former Florida high school, honed his deadly marksmanship through a grant from the National Rifle Association.
In 2016, the gun lobby group’s fund-raising and charitable arm, the National Rifle Association Foundation, paid $10,827 to the gunman’s after school air-rifle team — part of a multimillion-dollar program to encourage youth shooting clubs.
First off, you may notice that this an air-rifle marksmen team, not a school massacre AR-15 club. The truth of the matter is that this marksmen team was administered by the school’s Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC), not the NRA. Saying that the NRA trained Cruz is false and saying that the civil rights organization trained him to kill is the putrid filth that has replaced journalism these days.
Even the line that the NRA paid over ten grand to the school is bullshit. As reported by The Hill, “the school’s JROTC program received $10,827 in ‘non-cash assistance’ from the NRA Foundation.” Giving non-cash assistance is something entirely different than “paying.”
The NY Daily News goes even further by trying to establish that the NRA’s training made Cruz a deadly sniper:
The 19-year-old, whose teammates at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School called him “Wolf,” excelled in the small varsity shooting club.
“He was a very good shot,” teammate Aaron Diener, 20, said. “He had an AR-15 he talked about and pistols he had shot. . . . He would tell us, ‘Oh, it was so much fun to shoot that’ It seemed almost therapeutic to him, the way he spoke about it.”
According to the police Cruz fired 150 rounds at a group of people in a confined space at close range and killed 17, wounding 14 others. That, by no stretch of the imagination and thankfully so, is not excellent marksmanship. Had this psycho known what he was doing, this tragedy could have been much worse.
Just so we are clear on the facts: Nikolas Cruz was not a member of the NRA nor was he trained or financed by them. The NRA does not support mass shootings, murder, or even irresponsible firearms use. They do support training and arming teachers, one of whom could have taken Cruz out the second he started firing and mitigated the carnage, but you won’t see the liberal media reporting on that.