- - Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

The reaction of the Democrats and the left-wing media to the Parkland, Florida, shooting is to disarm America. How predictably backward.

Here are the facts: The Obama administration revised the rules, making it difficult to remove — and if required, arrest — students who are potentially violent. The FBI failed on three separate occasions to follow up on the potential threat to the Parkland school. “Broward’s Cowards” had 39 separate interactions with the shooter and his family and took no action.

The primary duty of government is to protect its citizens. The Parkland shooting highlights the failure of government at every level to do its primary job, and it shows that elitists pushing for more gun control are the ultimate hypocrites. Politicians such as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer have full-time security details, as do left-wing billionaires such as George Soros and Michael Bloomberg.

Parkland does not underscore the need for more gun control. It highlights the need for an armed citizenry. It’s up you to protect yourself and your family, because the government won’t.

PHIL GINGERELLA

Westerly, R.I.


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