(National Sentinel)Â Pointing Fingers:Â Liberal news outlets are voicing concern that a Senate hearing focusing on events that led to the recent shootings at a Parkland, Fla., high school will focus more on failures of local law enforcement and the FBI rather than the nation’s foremost gun-rights group, the NRA.
“A Push for Gun Control Legislation Appears Dead in Congress. Again,” the Left-leaningÂ Daily Beast news site reported.
“Meaningful reform on guns or â€œschool safetyâ€ appears to be nearing a quiet death, just weeks after demands for action peaked following the Parkland shooting,” the web site noted.
“Sources on Capitol Hill now universally say they do not expect legislationâ€”even the narrowed down varietyâ€”to pass, while senior officials at the White House appear committed to spotlighting the influence they suggest violent video games are having on our nationâ€™s youth.”
The site noted further:
Frustration with the inertia bubbled over this week, sparking a round of finger-pointing over who exactly and which party is at fault. But the outcome should not have caught anyone by surprise. Doing nothing in the aftermath of a prior mass-shooting is a right of passage for Congress.
â€œSenate Republicans havenâ€™t devoted one second to the gun safety debate on the Senate floor,â€ said Matt House, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumerâ€™s top spokesman. â€œThat fact says everything about their willingness to buck the NRA and get something real done.â€
Critics of that approach point out that the gun-rights group was not responsible for the Parkland shooting or any school shooting prior to it.
They further note that despite two tips provided to the FBI and several run-ins with local police involving alleged shooter Nikolas Cruz, nothing was done to intervene though clear warning signs were present.
“Local and federal authorities dropped the ball on the Parkland shooter. They are partially responsible for what happened,” reportedÂ The American Lookout.
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