DETROIT (ChurchMilitant.com) - More Americans are blaming government agencies for catastrophic failures instead of access to guns and also consider having armed guards in schools to be the most effective method of school safety.
Gun control is again being thrust into the forefront of national debate after the killing of 14 high school students and three faculty at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on February 14.
A new Rasmussen poll is showing that across all demographics more than half of U.S. adults blame government agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Broward County Sheriff's department over lack of adequate gun control — especially since it has been revealed that Broward County deputies were present during the shooting and hid instead of going inside to engage the suspect.
Another poll by Rasmussen shows that nearly half of Americans with school-aged children also support the arming of teachers and nearly 70 percent support armed security in schools.
This is despite efforts by mainstream media outlets like CNN which blames mass shootings on gun ownership and military-style firearms like the AR–15, the most popular rifle in the United States — even to the point of inventing terms like "full semi-auto" in news reports.
On February 22, CNN hosted a "town hall" in Tallahassee between Stoneman Douglas students and some lawmakers. Given the network's history of gun control advocacy, the result was predictable. Students yelled at lawmakers like Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch.
Robert Norman of The Federalist comments, "This fight isn't about gun control. This is an ideological battle between those who believe in liberty and responsibility and those who would trade responsibility for a false sense of security," and Americans are tending to agree.
Besides that, Colton Haab — a student and witness of the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School — is accusing CNN of feeding scripted questions to students at a town hall meeting in Tallahassee on Wednesday.
"CNN had originally asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted," he said. "I don't think that it's going to get anything accomplished. It's not gonna ask the true questions that all the parents and teachers and students have."
There is also a discussion on the internet that David Hogg, a Stoneman Douglas student whose father is an FBI agent, is an actor and graduated high school in California two years ago. Youtube, CNN, Facebook and other media outlets are working overtime to suppress and discredit the stories.