Florida voters: Here’s a question you should be asking before casting a vote.
All the way back on February 16, 2018, the Sun-Sentinel reported that the Parkland murdering scumbag was “classified as a vulnerable adult due to mental illness” by Florida DCF. I noted then that that is not just bureaucratese; it is a specific legal status in Florida requiring a ruling by a judge in a hearing.
Which would make the killer a prohibited person — unable to lawfully pass a background check, or obtain a firearm. Yet… somehow he did.
Did DCF misstate the case, and meant he was in their records from his time as a minor? Or was the statement accurate? (But they did investigate him as an adult…)
In the latter event, why wasn’t the scumsucker reported to NICS, which might’ve saved several lives?
I asked DCF. -crickets- No reply at all.
I asked Gov. Scott. -crickets-
Heck, I asked every Florida state rep and senator for whom I could get email addresses. All I got was being added to a bunch of campaign mailing lists (masquerading as “keeping my constituents informed of my greatness”). No answers, about the shooter’s legal status.
Senator Grassley held a hearing on the Parkland shooting. So I asked him. You got it: -crickets- (I don’t count the long, rambling form letter that never addressed my question).
I think Florida voters should demand an answer right now, to know if someone in their government — who might be up for reelection — screwed up and let people die.
And while you are talking to Gov. Scott, who is running for the Senate, you might want to ask how a convicted felon — still under sentence as late as 1/27/2015 — managed to register to vote just 13 months later. Did Scott grant the notabomber clemency, or did he register unlawfully? If Scott did, do you want him as a US Senator? I asked. I received no answer.
Ask, then vote.
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