One Year Later: Why Parkland Shooting Was Different
By Tom Knighton
It was a year ago today that we learned of the horrific events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. We were united in our sorrow and mourned as one nation…for about ten minutes.
In no time flat, anti-gunners in the media put anti-gun activists front and center, starting with then-Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel. Almost immediately, Israel blasted the National Rifle Association (NRA) and gun rights supporters, blaming us for the atrocity. Somehow, he created a narrative that has stuck for the better part of a year.
Over time, we learned that Israel’s department had dropped the ball repeatedly. They’d mangled things so badly that they bore the lion’s share of responsibility that didn’t rest on the killer’s shoulders. Despite that, the narrative repeated.
Despite the number of mass killings throughout the years, this one didn’t follow the usual cycle. Something changed, but what?
First, we have to remember that Parkland was the third high-profile mass shooting in a string that started with Las Vegas in October 2017. The most deadly mass shooting in modern American history set the stage.
It was followed by Sutherland Springs mass shooting. That event might have sparked everything we see now, except for the revelation …Read the Rest
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