Many Democrats, including several running for their party’s nomination in 2020 have backed policies that encourage “easing school discipline”. These policies are enacted to avoid a school to prison trend in minority students. However, it is perceivable that students that pose danger to their classmates may fall through the cracks. These types of policies force law enforcement to allow dangerous people to maintain clean records and avoid failing firearm background checks.
Nikolas Cruz, the gunman responsible for the death of 17 high school students, was able to keep a clean record through one of these programs. The particular program he was involved in was called the PROMISE (Preventing Recidivism through Opportunities, Mentoring, Interventions, Support and Education) program. This program was promoted by President Barack Obama in an attempt to allow looser law enforcement record keeping for minors. This program not only was ineffective for Cruz, but also may have allowed him to commit these horrific acts.
Democrats have been promoting stricter gun control for years, but this piece of violence prevention is often kept silent by the left. They have actively supported restrictions on police record keeping and may have let thousands of dangerous individuals away without any indicators for future actions. These types of policies are used in an effort to maintain the minority vote and do not have any consideration for the potential danger to all Americans.
The Parkland shooting may have been avoided if not for this program that allowed the shooter to maintain a clean record. The shooter was a danger to himself and society and PROMISE allowed him to prove otherwise from his personal records. Democrats will blame guns for these types of situations, but they should look at the nature of politically correct policies that allow for this to happen. Guns are not the problem. The problem is a lack of communication when indicators are noticed for dangerous individuals.
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