MiamiHerald / The ripples of the Parkland school shooting are never-ending. Everyday brings a new indignity to the forefront.

A week before Nikolas Cruz gunned down 17 students and educators armed with an AR-15 semi-automatic rifle — a shooting that has prompted unprecedented activism and changed the stalemate status of the gun control conversation in America — the new chief financial officer of St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens added on an unusual role.

Anita Britt became a member of the board of trustees of American Outdoor Brands, the parent company of Smith & Wesson, manufacturers of Cruz’s firearm, the AR-15, favorite of mass murderers.

Even before the second-deadliest school shooting in the country took place in our own backyard, Britt’s dual commitments to a Catholic institution and a gun manufacturer in lockstep with the NRA should have raised eyebrows.


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