The aftermath of the Florida High School shooting that left 17 dead has opened up the national debate on what measures need taken to ensure such a tragedy NEVER happens again.
However, a lot of the talk witnessed over the last few days has turned deeply political, to the point that Broward County’s Sheriff Israel has stepped in the spotlight and is pointing to the NRA and guns as the big problem in America and has even appeared on National TV to push this narrative. (See Below)
At CNN’s Town Hall, Israel said to the NRA’s spokeswoman Dana Loesch, “You are NOT standing up for these students.
And he even went as far as to say:
“I think what we need in America is less guns on our streets, not more guns.”
See Video Below of Israel Calling For Gun Control
SHERIFF ISRAEL BLAMES GUNS, CALLS FOR GUN CONTOL
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel: "We do need to have some gun control and reform. … Anybody who says different, I don't know about other people, but Emma (Gonzalez) and I — we're calling BS on that" https://t.co/13dzuzJYRm #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/FsdoRCoQNG
— CNN (@CNN) February 22, 2018
NRA STRIKES BACK
The NRA was very irked by the Sheriff’s remarks directed towards them and were likely citing a recent USA Today article when they responded with:
“No Sheriff Israel you were the one that didn’t PROTECT these children and that is your job. You run the largest fully accredited sheriff’s office in the United States, yet your office failed this community.”
No Sheriff Israel you were the one that didn’t PROTECT these children and that is your job. You run the largest fully accredited sheriff's office in the United States, yet your office failed this community. https://t.co/lauyeNedob
— NRA (@NRA) February 23, 2018
In a recent USA Today article, it was found out recently that there were as many as 18 calls about Nikolas Cruz’s violence, threats and guns and Sheriff Israel did absolutely nothing about it. And as a result, as the NRA claims, Broward County Sheriff Department ran by Israel failed their community.
Besides, Sheriff Israel and much of Broward County was in the back pocket of Hillary Clinton and clearly supports her policies, which includes disarming much of America. So his logic and statements are clearly political and likely in the best interest of the Democratic party and are in line with their media arms, such as CNN. It should be no surprise he said what he said.
We leave you with a picture of Sheriff Israel happily posing next to President Trump’s former rival, Hillary Clinton.
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