David Hogg and Cameron Kasky, two students and survivors of the Parkland shooting, appeared on Bill Maher’s program and even Maher, pretty mega-liberal, had to educate the two young men on the second amendment.
At one point during the interview, Kasky “revealed” his “understanding” of the Second Amendment…
Kasky said the Second Amendment “is a very good piece of rhetoric defense that I’ve seen a lot because they put it as if you’re attacking a right that you’re born with.”
Maher replied with the obvious: “It is, if you’re an American.”
As reported by NY Times:
The warnings that law enforcement officials received about Nikolas Cruz were anything but subtle.
“I know he’s going to explode,” a woman who knew Mr. Cruz said on the F.B.I.’s tip line on Jan. 5. Her big worry was that he might resort to slipping “into a school and just shooting the place up.” Forty days later, Mr. Cruz is accused of doing just that, barging into his former high school in Parkland, Fla., and shooting 17 people to death.
Three months before the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, a family friend dialed 911 to tell the Palm Beach County sheriff’s office about Mr. Cruz’s personal arsenal. “I need someone here because I’m afraid he comes back and he has a lot of weapons,” the friend said.
Mr. Cruz, 19, himself called the authorities just after Thanksgiving, describing how he had been in a fight and was struggling with the death of his mother. “The thing is I lost my mother a couple of weeks ago, so like I am dealing with a bunch of things right now,” he said in a childlike voice, sounding agitated and out of breath.
The authorities have acknowledged mishandling numerous warning signs that Mr. Cruz was deeply troubled. There were tips to the F.B.I. about disturbing social media posts. There were visits by social services to his home. There were dozens of calls to 911 and the local authorities, some mentioning fears that he was capable of violence.