CNN threw supporters of the Second Amendment into the lion’s den with a town hall on guns, but not everyone took the bait.
High school student Colton Haab was hailed a hero for shielding his classmates from a crazed gunmanin Parkland, Florida, but said when he was invited to speak at CNN’s townhall Wednesday the network organizers weren’t interested in what he wanted to say.
Haab, who is a Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps member, said he had expected to ask his own questions and give his own opinions on the issues of gun control and school safety, but discovered that he was going to be censored by the network instead.
“CNN asked me to write a speech and questions, and it ended up being all scripted,” Haab said.
Haab is a supporter of putting armed veterans in schools – an idea floated by many, including President Trump, but said his opinion wouldn’t be welcomed at the CNN forum. With that in mind, Haab didn’t see a point in attending the network’s blatantly anti-gun/anti-Trump show.
“I don’t think that it’s going to get anything accomplished,” Haab said of skipping the forum. “It’s not going to add to the true questions that all the students, and teachers, and parents have.”
Disturbing reports of neglect by local police and the FBI have many believing law enforcement could have thwarted the massacre if they had acted on numerous tips and police calls.
The Broward County sheriff spoke in favor of gun control at CNN’s town hall and impressed many, but not all:
The school also knew of the gunman’s disturbing behavior and threats and clearly didn’t do enough to take the threat seriously.
It seems Haab’s suggestion of employing armed veterans at the school might have thwarted a horrific massacre better than relying on the government who failed on my levels to protect the school and its students.
Remarkably, Haab and fellow hero students jumped into action, making a Kevlar curtain to save lives. Three JROTC members died while protecting their peers and were awarded Medals of Heroism by the U.S. Army.
As for the CNN censorship? Many on social media weren’t surprised, but it didn’t make them any less incensed.
ROTC student Colton Haab, who shielded students from the school gunman, says CNN scripted the entire town hall event and censored him from asking the questions that he wanted to ask.
CNN is pure propaganda.
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) February 22, 2018
— Joe McKinley (@bartmckinley) February 22, 2018
Even under fire he tried to protect his peers. I bet his parents are proud of him, even though CNN censored him.
— Cats For Trump (@airbornelayer88) February 22, 2018
as a teenage conservative I can positively tell you that our generation of conservatives don’t even watch cable news😂
— Kevin Hodge (@ThatRedNeckGuy1) February 22, 2018