I am pretty amazed at the across the board comments that the FBI "failed" in not preventing the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, as if they somehow should have known Nikolas Cruz was a danger in advance.
This is looking at things from a "government can protect us" perspective.
What was the FBI supposed to do? Lock up Cruz because he made threats?
Does anyone have any idea how many people make threats in America? Hell, there are commenters here at Target Liberty that make threats. How exactly is the FBI supposed to determine which threat is genuine and which is not?
Are they supposed to lock up everyone that makes a threat forever?
You know, Stalin did that.
To think the FBI can protect us from these nutjobs is to fall into the trap that the government can protect us. This is buying into Efrem Zimbalist Jr. FBI Theater.
The solution to these dangers is in the private sector, not with the government.
The FBI does best with its investigative gadgets harassing politically charged targets, currently the Trump campaign. It's Stalin investigating on steroids: Find a "crime" committed by the political enemy.
Government is never the solution for the average citizen. The sooner we wake up and realize that we have to protect ourselves and that government protection is a myth the better.