Over the weekend, anyone who tuned into network news or any social media channel was subjected to the “March for Our Lives” (not to be confused with the annual March for Life that is all about protesting legal abortion). The rallies nationwide that were organized awfully quickly for something that big and spontaneous were all about gun control, and using the faces of high school students, “victims” who can actually speak for themselves, to deliver the message that yes, they were there to take away guns.
Well, as it turns out, not all students from Parkland, Florida, which is in Broward County agree with the cast of spokes teens. One student, Kyle Kashuv, puts the blame for the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in a very different place.
In his appearance on the [Fox News] channel, Kashuv argued that the protests took blame away from the sheriff’s deputies and federal officials who he holds accountable.
“I didn’t see a single sign that said ‘screw the Broward Sheriff’s Office.’ I did not see a single sign. We need to represent and make sure that the government is held accountable,” Kashuv told Fox.
“When they fail we have to make sure that they are held accountable.”…
“It pains me to see that all of the hatred is deflected towards Marco Rubio and not the true authoritative figures such as the FBI and the Sheriff’s Office and the cowards of Broward who did not do their job,” he said.
“They have to be the ones getting the blame and they need to be the ones blasted across every single media outlet as those who need to be getting all of the blame for this.”
Information released following the shooting indicates that the failures of law enforcement are at least part of the “how did this happen” picture. Kashuv is correct. By focusing on the gun control narrative, the real problems in the entire incident have been glossed over.
And, unfortunately, there is no sign of that changing anytime soon.