A deranged gunman murdering 17 innocents in Parkland, Florida was an unspeakable tragedy.
Americans searched for answers as to how this could have happened.
But the local Sheriff was hiding one awful secret.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel became a hero to gun grabbers across American when he berated NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch at a CNN town hall – which was really an anti-gun pep rally – and bellowed that the students needed to demand more gun control.
But that night he was hiding something.
The following day it was revealed that Deputy Sheriff Scott Peterson –who was the school safety resource officer – took up a defensive position outside the building while the gunman murdered innocents.
He did not confront the madman.
The story got worse.
CNN reports three other deputies also were crouched behind their car with their guns drawn and had not entered the building:
“When Coral Springs police officers arrived at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14 in the midst of the school shooting crisis, many officers were surprised to find not only that Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Scot Peterson, the armed school resource officer, had not entered the building, but that three other Broward County Sheriff’s deputies were also outside the school and had not entered, Coral Springs sources tell CNN. The deputies had their pistols drawn and were behind their vehicles, the sources said, and not one of them had gone into the school.”
There was no failure of gun laws.
And no new gun control would have prevented the massacre.
The killer was responsible, but incompetent law enforcement could have stopped him.
The failure of law enforcement to do their jobs and protect the people is a stark reminder that concealed carry is Americans last and best chance to defend themselves.
Gun free school zones show that if the cops fail to arrive on time or if they freeze, unarmed citizens are at a killer’s mercy.