Nikolas Cruz’s Family Warned Police He Threatened Others With Gun Violence

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FT. LAUDERDALE - FEBRUARY 19: Nikolas Cruz appears in court for a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer on February 19, 2018 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Cruz is facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. (Photo by Mike Stocker-Pool/Getty Images)

Well this just blew a hole in the entire argument liberals are making for increased gun control.

Nikolas Cruz, the perpetrator of last week’s shooting spree in a Florida high school that left 17 dead, was on the radar of local police for some time. It’s been reported elsewhere that Cruz was reported to authorities nearly 40 times for concerning behavior over a span of nearly a decade. But what CNN just uncovered is the most damning piece of evidence against Florida police yet.

From the report:

Just months before Nikolas Cruz killed 17 at his former high school in South Florida, the host family who had taken him in immediately after his mother’s death warned local law enforcement that the 19-year-old had “used a gun against people before” and “has put the gun to others’ heads in the past,” according to records obtained by CNN.

It’s the latest indication of how law enforcement encountered warning signs about Cruz’s violent behavior before he attacked students and teachers at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day.
My God in heaven, how much clearer can you be? Cruz’s host family actually told police that Cruz brandished a gun against other people in the past. And he was still not punished or deprived of his ability to purchase weapons!

People on Twitter expressed outrage at this obvious gap in law enforcement:

Just this morning, President Trump proposed enhancing our background check system to prevent disturbed individuals from purchasing firearms. But here’s the thing: Even if the system is improved, it won’t flag someone whom police ignore and never enters into the system to begin with.

Someone needs to be held accountable for this clear drop in responsibility.

What do you think? Should the police chief in Cruz’s neighborhood be fired for this lapse? Tell us your thoughts below!

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