Leftist activists participated in "die-ins" targeting Republican lawmakers across the U.S. on Tuesday to display their support for Second Amendment rights while giving a pass to law enforcement agencies whose failures prevented major mass shootings from being stopped.
The leftist protesters, led in part by Parkland activist Matt Deitsch, staged a die-in in Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-TX) office and in Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's office while another group staged a die-in at President Donald Trump's vacation residence in Florida. The Independent Journal Review reports:
Independent Journal Review asked Deitsch if the activists planned to hold a “die-in” at a place like the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
In short, no such event will take place at either the Broward County Sheriff's Office or the Broward County Public School district offices.
The die-ins took place on the two-year anniversary of the Pulse nightclub terror attack where a man who pledged allegiance to ISIS killed 49 people.
In May court documents revealed that the father of the gunman was a secret FBI informant and had made multiple money transfers to Turkey and Afghanistan after the shooting happened.
"I think there are things we can do at the federal level that would never make any of those lesser people responsible for something like that," Deitsch told IJR's Julio Rosas.
It does not appear as though any die-ins were staged at government agencies whose failures helped lead to some of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history, including:
- Broward County Sheriff's Office: "... the law enforcement agency received at least 45 calls for service relating to [the shooter] or his brother from 2008 to 2017," CNN reported.
- FBI: Investigated Pulse shooter multiple times; failed to follow up on a tip a month before the Parkland shooting.
- Air Force: "... failed to report [the] Sutherland Springs gunman['s] 2012 convictions for spousal and child abuse to civilian law enforcement authorities," mysanantonio.com reported.