Conservative celebrity Mike Rowe finally broke his silence on the Florida shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17 innocent people dead at the hands of Nikolas Cruz.
His response comes after nearly a full week of silence.
Rowe begins by revealing why he kept quiet so long, then follows up with the best thing you’ll hear from anyone about the shooting.
From Daily Caller:
Rowe wrote on Facebook, “Evil is real. As long as humans have walked the earth, people have chosen to do evil things. This is what happened in Florida. A nineteen-year old man chose to do an evil thing. He planned it. He executed it. He succeeded.”
Rowe also said that while it’s important to find out the contributing causes of mass shooters, we shouldn’t absolve the killer of responsibility for his actions.
Here are his words in full…
Rowe recently left CNN, via Daily Caller:
Mike Rowe’s popular show “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” will begin broadcasting on the Trinity Broadcasting Network on Saturday, December 2nd, the network announced on Monday.
Rowe’s show originally aired on CNN, but will now become a part of TBN’s regular lineup in the 9 p.m. slot following “Huckabee.” The television personality expressed his enthusiasm for the new move in a statement released along with the network’s announcement on Monday.
More on Rowe, per Washington Times:
TV host Mike Rowe likes to illustrate how attitudes have changed over the years by recalling the time he and a classmate brought a gun to his high school in Baltimore — not just any gun, but a sniper rifle.
“We walked in the school, had the gun over my shoulder, walking down a crowded hall and the principal saw me and said, ‘Hey, what do you have there?’ And I handed it to him and said, ‘It’s a Mauser. Check it out. It’s an old German sniper rifle,’” Mr. Rowe said.
The principal was impressed with the firearm and their plans to tinker with it in metal shop, he said.
“He said, ‘Bring it by the office when you’re done. I’d love to look at it when you’re finished,’” Mr. Rowe recalled. “That’s 1979 or 1980. Where I grew up, we saw the guns in the back of the truck. They were there in the gun racks in the high school parking lot.”
In an interview with The Washington Times, Mr. Rowe, 55, touched on a range of topics, as well as his career, which is taking a turn. The Trinity Broadcasting Network has begun airing new episodes of his “Somebody’s Gotta Do It” show, which CNN ran from 2014 to 2016.
Guns, he said, haven’t changed all that much over the years, but our perceptions of them and attitudes about them have, with calls for more gun control laws after mass shootings that put the onus on the weapon, not the person misusing it.
Keep telling it like it is, Mike!
[Note: This post was written by John S. Roberts]