On Wednesday, 19-year-old white supremacist terrorist Nikolas Cruz took deadly aim at a number of students both inside and outside of a Parkland, Florida high school, killing 17 people and inflicting a deep wound on the close-knit community.
Just two days later, we know exactly where he developed the skills necessary to be so precise with the military-grade weapon he used to mow down the students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School: While he got his tactical training in the form of “paramilitary drills” he took with the white nationalist group “Republic of Florida,” he practiced his marksmanship in a program funded by the NRA.
According to the Associated Press, Cruz was one of four members of a varsity marksmanship team at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, which got a $10,000 grant from the NRA in 2016 while he was a student there. That kind of money is an astronomical amount to donate to any sport, let alone one with so few participants, but the NRA wanted to make sure that the members very trained at an expert level.
In case your jaw still isn’t in a downward position, this article is telling you overtly that the NRA is directly responsible for how deadly Nikolas Crus was with a rifle.
According to the AP, Cruz would practice on an indoor range, shooting at targets “the size of a coin,” which doesn’t sound a lot like something a “mentally ill” person could do, but maybe I’m editorializing here.
MSD JROTC Marksmanship team would like to thank the NRA for their grateful donation of nearly $10,000 to upgrade and replenish equipment! pic.twitter.com/HhBwHIMl1n
— MSDJROTC (@MSDJROTC1) September 21, 2016
With the news that the FBI dropped the ball on a tip about Cruz, and the reports of his white supremacist training and essentially limitless marksmanship training due to the NRA generous gift, it’s like Nikolas Cruz was bred to be exactly the mass-murdering killer that he turned out to be.
All he needed was a gun in his hands.
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