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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The Rasmussen Minute: Parkland Stand Down?

The most recent mass school shooting in Parkland, Florida has reminded a nation how vulnerable our children are and ignited yet another fiery and furious debate over guns and gun control. CNN did its part in promoting the public debate by organizing and airing a raucous town hall that featured grieving Parkland parents and students, politicians and a spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association (NRA), the group that had been vilified in the press for being most responsible for the shooting.

One crowd favorite of the mostly pro-gun control CNN town hall audience was Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel, who argued strongly for restricting the Second Amendment, lectured the NRA and called “b.s” on anyone who disagreed with him.

But since then, news reports and evidence suggest strongly that it was actually Sheriff Israel's department that failed miserably leading up to and during the massacre of 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School under his watch.

Join the Rasmussen Minute this week as we take an up close look at Sheriff Israel, his deputies, what they knew about the killer and when they knew it.