The Alleged Florida Shooter was NRA? No, Not Really.
You're probably like me and woke up to this trending article. The left is trying to make a connection between the Florida shooter and the NRA. Forget all the examples about how authorities dropped the ball with this monster (see Report: Police Called to Parkland Shooter's Home 39 Times and FBI Received a Credible Tip about Florida Shooter. Did Nothing.). Leftists can't resist using a tragedy to demonize groups of people who disagree with them. It's like Tess Holliday trying to turn down pie.
When your smug Millennial nephew shares an anti-NRA meme, this is most likely what he's referring to:
The 19-year-old accused of killing 17 people at a Florida high school Wednesday was reportedly a member of the school’s marksmanship team, which received grants from the National Rifle Association (NRA).
Right away, the kid wasn't an NRA member. He was part of a school club. A school club that received a grant from the NRA Foundation.
Let's see more about this marksmanship team.
The Associated Press reports Nikolas Cruz, the alleged gunman in the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, was a member of the marksmanship team, which was part of the school’s Army Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
JROTC. He was in JROTC. We've gone from implying that the NRA funded his marksmanship, to a program sponsored by the United States Armed Forces.
I guess the NRA's blood money funding this program is concerning though...
According to records obtained by the AP, the school’s JROTC program received $10,827 in “non-cash assistance” from the NRA Foundation, the organization’s fundraising and charitable group, in 2016, when Cruz was part of the team.
So to recap, the shooter was in an after school club. That most schools across the country have. That was given not-cash by the charity wing of the NRA. According to the media. This is why we say it's ALWAYS the right time to defend the Second Amendment. If we don't, ghoulish doucheburrito leftists control the debate.
No matter how many times we debunk every lie they tell.