(Parkland, Fl) – Police in South Florida say they have a confession from the suspected gunman in Wednesday’s school shooting that left 17 people dead. After being read his rights, Nikolas Cruz admitted he brought the AR-15 rifle to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland and opened fire on students in the hallways and multiple classrooms.
Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel explained that Cruz was able to get away from the scene by ditching his gun and blending in with students who fleeing. Cruz has been charged with 17 counts of pre-meditated murder.
The main question however, is how did Cruz have access to guns anyway? We could start with Donald Trump rolling back an Obama era order that called for the prevention of mental impaired individuals being able to purchase guns.
During an anti-gun rally today in Ft. Lauderdale Florida, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez called out Donald Trump for that very action. She also stated that she had one question for Trump, How much money has he received from the NRA? She already knew the answer.
Metro UK breaks it down like this, During his campaign to become President in 2016, Trump benefited from $21 million in NRA donations backing his candidacy.A reported $9.6 million went towards pro-Trump adverts and promotional material and another $12 million went on adverts attacking Hillary Clinton’s campaign. Other sources put that figure even higher, closer to $30 million. In return, Trump has spoken at several NRA events and pledged his loyalty to the group.