I am outraged that the American public can be made to believe the NRA had anything to do with the tragedy in Florida at the Parkland High School, where a Nikolas Cruz, a known troubled person who professed “he would shoot up a school,” was let to go about his business by law enforcement entities like the FBI and the local Broward County Sheriff’s Office, and commit this horrific display of human violence, the shooting deaths of 17 wonderful and decent persons.

There was such a breakdown in responsibility here that all of the above need to beg the nation’s forgiveness due to their inactive and ineffective manner in handling this explosive person and his destructive desires and then destructive actions against 17 people in his school!

There should have never been any opportunity for this person, Nikolas Cruz, to have ever been able to have had these weapons at all. I agree with our president that knowing a person’s past history for violence, one should be able to preempt this disastrous situation by taking away that person’s weapons and other destructive items and then seeking some due process!

Look, this guy’s attitude, his display of hatred and explosive personality and his desires to kill others should have been enough to send authorities to this guy’s house and have him hauled away for his expressed thoughts and opinions! Once again, this is not any reason to hate or go after the NRA, who do all they can to instruct and educate gun owner’s on their responsibility to act responsibly with the weapons they own!

Stop vilifying the NRA and start going after those who let asinine people like Nikolas Cruz glide by in life without any interaction to stop such a beast! Cruz should have been jailed or at least his weapons disposed of early on, especially knowing his volatile personality and his postings on social media!

So, those of you of the liberal persuasion, stop being an impediment to real action in stopping people like Nikolas Cruz by allowing police to take effective and immediate actions on those who pose a real threat to American society by arresting such degenerates at first chance of hateful behavior!

Stop being on the side of those who hate America for what it stands for by actively supporting anti-American policies and doctrines that stop our police from arresting people like this when exhibiting destructive behavior like this!

Steve DiMarzo Jr. lives in Rochester.