It's still the "guns'" and Trump's fault

Mental health counselors told the mother of Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz she shouldnít let him buy guns, but she ignored their concerns and he began compiling an arsenal before her death last year, officials said Tuesday.

Lynda Cruz was ďan enablerĒ who interfered with efforts to get her son treatment, Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, chairman of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission, told members.

About a year before the attack, Nikolas Cruz was 18 and living with his mother when he legally bought the AR-15 authorities say was used in the Feb. 14 shooting that killed 17 people. He bought other guns before and after her November death from pneumonia.

If he wants to have a gun, he could have a gun,Ē Gualtieri said Lynda Cruz told his counselors. Cruzís father died when he was young.

Gualtieri told members that school and mental health counselors had at least 140 contacts with Nikolas Cruz over the years trying to get him help, but his mother frequently interfered. He did not go into specifics. Similar complaints were made about the mother of Adam Lanza, who killed 26 at a Connecticut elementary school in 2012 after killing her. Nancy Lanza bought guns for her 20-year-old son despite his severe emotional issues.

The commission is scheduled to discuss Cruzís mental health treatment in a closed session Thursday as those records are protected by federal and state law.

Zachary Cruz, the suspectís younger brother, told The Miami Herald in May that Nikolas Cruz pointed a rifle at him and their mother in separate events, but they didnít call police either time

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