A Rasmussen Poll that was dropped yesterday gave us some interesting insight on what Americans are thinking.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 54% of American Adults believe the failure of government agencies to respond to numerous warning signs from the prospective killer is more to blame for the mass shooting. Thirty-three percent (33%) attribute the deaths more to a lack of adequate gun control. Eleven percent (11%) opt for something else. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Among Americans who have children of elementary or secondary school age, 61% think the government is more to blame. Just 23% of these adults fault a lack of adequate gun control more.
This is a very telling Poll. The first thing is that the majority of Americans aren’t anti-gun. They may want more done as it pertains to who gets guns but the idea they all want to ban AR-15’s just isn’t true. The next is that Americans are slowly coming around to the failures of government. In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, all eyes were on the guns. Since then things have changed. This same poll showed us that 90% of people were following this story very closely. Because of this, they are recognizing the failure of the government and law enforcement.
- The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office (PBCSO) received 911 calls about Nikolas Cruz in November 2017. The calls referenced violence and erratic behavior. CNN reports that in one of the calls with the host family, with whom Cruz was living after the death of his mother, told PBCSO they feared Cruz was going to turn a gun on the family. The family member told deputies that Cruz was “buying “tons of ammo” and had allegedly put “put [a] gun to others heads in the past.” No charges were filed, no arrest made.
- On January 5, 2018, the FBI received a tip describing “Cruz’s gun ownership, desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts, as well as the potential of him conducting a school shooting.” The FBI did not act on the tip.
- On February 14 Cruz attacked students and unarmed teachers in Stoneman Douglas High. A report from CNN claims four Broward County sheriff’s deputies were at the school as the attack was taking place but not one of them entered the school. On February 22 Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told ABC 13 that video showed deputy Scott Peterson by building 12 on campus, yet Peterson never went inside to confront Cruz. The CNN report quotes Coral Springs sources that claim there were actually four Broward County deputies on scene who did not enter the building.
Since Breitbart wrote this we have learned even more about this. The first thing we learned was that the four deputies outside were given a stand down order. On Laura Ingraham’s Fox Show she broke this news. We have also learned that the number of times Cruz was visited by the Sheriff department was over 40 and not 35.