Oh, well, they wouldn’t be the liberal media without dishing out total trash about gun politics. Take this lie about their favorite punching bag, the National Rifle Association. The lefty outlet Think Progress and others tried to smear the NRA for training Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz:
Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old who charged with murdering 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, honed his marksmanship skills in a school program supported by the NRA. Cruz was, according to the Associated Press, a member of the school’s four-person varsity marksmanship team, which received a $10,000 grant from the NRA in 2016.
The marksmanship team was part of the schools’ JROTC program. On the team, Cruz trained with “air rifles special-made for target shooting, typically on indoor ranges at targets the size of a coin.”
Cruz discussed his AR-15 with other team members and was given the nickname “Wolf.” Another member of the team described him as “a very good shot.”
It’s a disgrace, especially since three JROTC students were killed while trying to save their fellow students from danger. Second, as some on social media have noted, JROTC is a federal program. Our friends at Twitchy captured some of the zingers.
Oh, and in case you didn’t know, Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Joey Jones lost both his legs while serving in Afghanistan. He was a bomb technician. Great patriots have come from this program.
So, no—the NRA did not “train” the Florida shooter. The JROTC program has been around for decades, it’s a federally funded program sponsored by the armed forces that the NRA happens to dole out grants for regarding marksmanship exercises. So, the military is now being put in the crosshairs of the progressive media slime machine to push for the Second Amendment’s abolishment? It’s absolutely pathetic.