That Didn’t Take Long: Liberals Respond To Heartbreaking Florida Shooting As Expected

On Wednesday afternoon, a 19-year-old gunman took the lives of 17 people at a Southern Florida high school. The nation was rocked with the news of the horrific tragedy and many people online subsequently offered their thoughts and prayers to all those affected by the incident.

More information concerning the shooting incident can be found here, here, and here.

Per NBC News:

The suspect was identified as Nikolas Cruz, a former student who had been expelled from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland for disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. He said at least 14 other people were injured in addition to the 17 people who were killed.

Officials believe the gunman had one AR-15-style semiautomatic rifle and multiple magazines, but it was unclear whether he had any other weapons. The gunfire began outside the school and continued inside, where 12 of the victims were killed, Israel said.

President Trump and Vice President Pence both responded to the incident over social media, expressing their downheartedness:

Here’s more on the shooter, via Washington Times:

The teenager arrested in the fatal school shooting in Florida has been identified as a former Army JROTC member wielding an AR-15 rifle.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Department identified the suspect Wednesday evening via Twitter as Nikolas Cruz, a former student at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland.


At least one fellow student said Mr. Cruz was a “troubled kid” with a gun obsession who even stood out in alternative school.

Math teacher Jim Gard told the Miami Herald that Mr. Cruz had been in his class last year, with red flags from officials identifying him as a potential threat to the school.


One unnamed student told TV station WSVN, channel 7, that he knew the shooter from when they were both in alternative school.

“He’s been a troubled kid and he’s always had a certain amount of issues going on. He shot guns because he felt it gave him, I guess, an exhilarating feeling,” he told the Miami Fox affiliate.

“I stayed clear of him most of the time … I did not want to be with him at all because I didn’t want to cause any conflict with him, because of the impression he gave off,” the student told WSVN.

It did not take long for liberals and some members of the media to starting politicizing the tragedy.

CNN political contributor Joan Walsh responded to the shooting incident by tweeting, “Happy Valentine’s Day to the NRA and NRATV.”

Here’s more from Walsh:

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